<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - National & International News]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/national-international http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:31:53 -0800 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:31:53 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[4 Remaining Oregon Occupiers Surrender]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:31:26 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/AP_706528614943.jpg

 

The four remaining occupiers at an Oregon wildlife refuge surrendered Thursday morning after hours of tense negotiations, bringing an end to the weekslong protest over land rights and personal liberties.

 

Federal officials said Jeff Banta, Sean Anderson, Sandy Anderson and David Fry were taken in without incident after FBI agents surrounded the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge overnight.

The occupation came to an emotionally heated conclusion as Fry, the last to leave, threatened suicide in a phone conversation with self-described "liberty activist" Gavin Seim and conservative radio host KrisAnne Hall that streamed live on YouTube.

"Unless my grievances are heard I will not surrender," Fry screamed. "Liberty or death."

All four arrested are expected to face an arraignment before a magistrate judge in Portland on Friday.



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<![CDATA[Stocks Cut Losses on OPEC Deal Chatter]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:07:13 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/206*120/AP_20200337636.jpg

 

U.S. equities fell sharply Thursday as investors digested a massive global sell-off and oil prices fell further, CNBC reported.

 

The blue chip index briefly fell 400 points in afternoon trading before bouncing back sharply after Down Jones cited comments from OPEC members reporting cuts to oil production.

The S&P 500 dropped about 1 percent, as financial fell. The financial sector was on track for its first five-day losing streak since August. 

The Nasdaq composite turned positive shortly ahead of the close, as Amazon and Cisco Systems rose 3.5 percent and 10.7 percent, respectively.

U.S. crude closed down 4.5 percent, or $1.24, at $26.21 a barrel, before paring losses in after-hours trading.



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<![CDATA[Highlights From the 2016 Campaign Trail]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:11:18 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/kasich-GettyImages-509155622.jpg See photos of candidates running for president for the 2016 election.

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<![CDATA[Man Had Sex With 4 Teens: PD]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:05:52 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/timothy-james-burns.jpg

An Arlington man has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting four North Texas high school students, Keller police say.

Following a two-week investigation, Keller police revealed allegations Thursday that 44-year-old Timothy James Burns sexually assaulted four girls age 16 or younger at his home in Arlington.

Capt. Tommy Simmons, with the Keller Police Department, said police began investigating Burns on Jan. 21 after one of the girls told her parents what had taken place; the girl's parents then notified the police who opened an investigation.

Police have revealed few details regarding what may have taken place between Burns and the juveniles, but did say they believe all of the reported sexual assaults occurred between September 2015 and January 2016 at Burns' tony Lake Arlington home located on the 2600 block of Perkins Road.

Little is know about Burns, including how long he may have lived at the Arlington residence, since recent property tax records are not in his name and recent real estate records indicate the $1.2 million home had been listed for sale in October 2015.

Simmons said even though the incidents are believed to have taken place in Arlington, Keller police are leading the investigation since all of the suspected victims, who attend school in the Keller Independent School District, live in their jurisdiction.

Simmons said Burns has no affiliation to the school district and that he met his four victims through an unnamed adult teenager from Keller he met previously on the website SeekingArrangement.com. Officials said it's only a coincidence the victims are all students in the KISD.

"Keller ISD is alarmed to learn of the arrest of an Arlington man on felony charges of sexual assault involving high school students. While Keller PD continues its investigation we have confirmed the suspect has never been an employee of the district. Student safety is a top priority in Keller ISD, and we urge parents to talk to their students and notify authorities with any additional information regarding this matter," the district said in a statement Thursday morning.

Keller police issued four arrest warrants and a search warrant in connection to the investigation and took Burns into custody at his attorney's office in Arlington at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The attorney has not spoken to the media.

Burns was charged with four second-degree felony counts of sexual assault of a child and is being held in the Keller Regional Jail on $400,000 bond.

Simmons said investigators are not sure if there are more victims, but that parents in the area are encouraged to talk to their children to see if they had been contacted by Burns. If so, parents are asked to call the Keller Police Department at 817-743-4535.



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<![CDATA[What to Know: Zika Virus Spreads in Americas]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:11:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_670850476149-zika.jpg The spreading of the Zika virus has caused worldwide concern. Health officials think Zika might be connected to the rise in birth defects in the Americas, though it has not yet been proven. WHO has declared the crisis a global emergency.

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<![CDATA[16-Year-Old Girl Shot While Walking to School in Chicago]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:18:42 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/16yo+shot+humboldt+park.jpg

A 16-year-old girl was shot Thursday morning while walking to school in Chicago, police said. 

Authorities believe the girl was not the intended target and may have been struck by a stray bullet. Nearby residents described a shootout involving someone in a car and a U-Haul driver. 

The teen was wounded around 8:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Kildare Avenue in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park neighborhood, according to Officer Jose Estrada with Chicago Police News Affairs.

The teen girl told officers she was walking on the street when she heard gunshots and felt pain. She was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition, officials said. 

Witnesses reported seeing a shootout near the scene involving a U-Haul driver and someone in another vehicle, but police could not immediately confirm that information. According to area residents, someone inside a vehicle opened fire at a U-Haul and the U-Haul driver fired back. 

"They had a shootout," said one witness, who wished to remain anonymous for safety concerns. "They were shooting back and forth at each other."

The U-Haul driver attempted to get away, but crashed into a parked car, causing damage to several vehicles, witnesses said. 

Crecia Vinson said her car was among those damaged in the crash. 

"I was just hoping it was some bullet holes," she said. "But that's a whole lot of damage. Not replacable at all."

Neighbors said the shooting is frightening as it happened at a time when other children were walking to school. The teen is the second unintended victim to be shot by a stray bullet in the city in the past week. 

On Friday, 25-year-old Aaren O'Connor was shot while returning from work in the city's Heart of Chicago neighborhood. She died two days later, her family said. 

"The violence just needs to stop," Vinson said. "This nonsense about shooting, riding down the street, killing our kids and damaging each other's property, it's sad. It needs to stop... I just pray the little girl is OK and she comes out on top and whoever is responsible goes down for what happened."

Check back for details on this developing story. 
 


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<![CDATA['Broken' Fitbit Reveals Pregnancy]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:00:41 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/fitbit-baby-0211.jpg

A Brooklyn man learned a surprising bit of data while trying to troubleshoot what he thought was a problem with his wife’s Fitbit: they were going to be parents.

David Trinidad said he and his wife, Ivonne, had both recently gotten Fitbits with heart rate monitors and were using them to stay in shape. One day his wife mentioned that she thought something was wrong with her device, so he took a look.

Trinidad said his wife’s heart rate was above 100 beats per minute for most of the day and that the device had indicated she had been burning fat for an unusually long 10 hours.

“That’s almost impossible,” he said. “I thought something was wrong with the watch.”

So the 34-year-old went to a Fitbit page on Reddit and outlined his issues, trying to get a fix for the device before sending it back to customer service.

It wasn’t long before one user offered up an explanation, saying maybe his wife was pregnant.

“Has she experienced anything really stressful in the last few days or is it a possibility she is pregnant?” the user said.

The father-to-be said that as soon as he saw the reply, “That’s when the light bulb went off.” He said the pair had been trying to get pregnant for a couple months.

Trinidad said he called his wife and told her to pick up some pregnancy tests on her way home from work. Every test came back positive.

Afterward, they were quick to share the news with their family and on social media, creating @babyfitbit Twitter and Instagram accounts for the little one.

“We’re happy, the grandparents are very happy,” he said. “It’s just been great. Friends and family support us, there’s been tons of support online which has been really unexpected.



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<![CDATA[New Whole Foods Stores May Include Tattoo Parlors]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:46:29 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WholeFoods-AP_826610878819.jpg

Whole Foods is going beyond the traditional grocery store experience in an attempt to reach a newer, younger customer-base.

The Austin-based company said its new venture, 365 by Whole Foods Market, will streamline the retail environment for money-conscious millennials. 

“We are investing in expanding Whole Foods Market in thoughtful ways and more strategic ways,” Whole Foods Market co-chief executive officer Walter Robb said to Bloomberg TV.

The company will engage food and non-food related businesses — including health and wellness retailers and tattoo parlors — that will operate independently within each location, according to its website. The 365 locations will be smaller than the average Whole Foods grocery stores. 

Sales at Whole Foods dipped in the last quarter, dropping 1.8 percent in stores open at least 57 weeks, with more consumers turning to cheaper alternatives like Trader Joe’s and even Wal-Mart. The company said it still remains optimistic that the new venture will help it get back into the black. 

Robb told Bloomberg TV the new banner will help bring a “smaller, more curated selection with excellent prices points" to consumers, while helping boost the company's footprint into newer communities. 

The first three 365 stores will open in 2016, with ten more expected to open in 2017.   



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<![CDATA[Texas A&M Racial Harassment Alleged]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:41:02 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tamu-sign-722.jpg

A group of black high school students visiting Texas A&M University say they were harassed, taunted and told by white students they were not welcome to attend the university, according to Texas Sen. Royce West (D-23rd District).

West's office released a statement Thursday saying two black female high school juniors were part of a larger group touring the campus when they were approached by a white female Texas A&M student who asked the girls if they liked her earrings -- which were replicas of the Confederate flag.

Nearby, a group of white male and female students began harassing the larger group of 60 high school students by using racial epithets and telling them to "go back where you came from."

The group of students, from Dallas' Uplift Hampton Preparatory School, were visiting the campus as part of the school's Road To College at Uplift Education Program.

According to West's statement the confrontation was witnessed by TAMU officials accompanying the students. A campus police officer initially said the university students were expressing their First Amendment rights, though a report was made on the incident and an investigation is underway.

West said the incident is now being reviewed by executive leadership at the university, including Chancellor John Sharp.

"While high level meetings are taking place among A&M administrative, faculty and student leaders, those meetings need to produce results that say that overt acts of racism will not be tolerated anywhere within the university system," West said. "I expect a response that is swift and similar to those taken at the University of Oklahoma. The students responsible for these reprehensible actions should be strongly disciplined, if not expelled."

West implored action must be taken swiftly or the university runs the risk of damaging its credibility. West added that the university has a history of recruiting minority students from urban schools, has established outreach centers in Dallas and elsewhere and has made scholarship monies available to minority students.

"But actions such as what took place Tuesday can undo whatever good has been done. When those student's stories are told to parents and friends, they could undoubtedly, further the belief that the home of the Aggies has a campus environment that has been hostile to Black students; that is those who are not athletes," West said.

Michael K. Young, president of Texas A&M University, said in a statement released Wednesday he was outraged and tremendously disappointed in the behavior of his students and that "appropriate action will be taken."

"I deeply regret the pain and hurt feelings this incident caused these young students. Be assured that we take such allegations very seriously," Young said in a statement. "While the actions of a few certainly do not represent our institution as a whole, it is the responsibility of all of us to stop any incidents that could be considered hateful or biased-based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor."

Uplift Education released a statement Thursday afternoon saying they were "proud of our scholars for the grace and composure with which they responded to the college students who chose to engage in a disrespectful and unacceptable manner."

Uplift added they appreciated the swift response from university leadership and that they hope the incident can broaden the national conversation about inclusion and cultural awareness so that everyone can feel safe and welcome.

At this time, the students involved have not been identified by the university.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Family Massacred]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:40:26 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Gage+Park+4.png

Three "edge weapons" were used to carry out a gruesome slaying of six family members in their home in the Gage Park neighborhood of Chicago, police said.

Police found the bodies around 1 p.m. last Thursday when they were called to a small brick house in the 5700 block of South California Avenue after one of the men failed to show up for work.

Five of the six — 58-year-old Rosaura Martinez; her 60-year-old husband, Noe Martinez Sr.; their 38-year-old son, Noe Martinez Jr.; and the couple's grandchildren,13-year-old Leonardo Cruz and 10-year-old Alexis Cruz — died from either multiple sharp force or multiple sharp and blunt force wounds, police said.

Three types of knives or other bladed cutting instruments were used to carry out most of the killings, according to police, but those weapons were not recovered from the crime scene.

The young children's mother, 32-year-old Maria Herminia Martinez, died of multiple gunshot wounds, police said. A rifle gun was recovered from the home but is not believed to have been used in her shooting, police said.

Authorities are reviewing hours of surveillance video from CTA buses and nearby city cameras for evidence in the investigation. Police said they are closer to ruling out at least one theory on a motive for the slayings of three generations of family members. It's not clear who killed them.

Investigators continue to interview family members coming from Mexico with the aid of the Mexican Consulate in Chicago, which is working to bring the victims’ bodies to Mexico for burial.

The surviving family of the victims has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to cover funeral and burial expenses. As of Thursday morning it had raised more than $26,000.

A memorial in front of the home on Chicago’s Southwest Side continues to grow with candles, pictures of the victims and prayers.



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<![CDATA[Judge Says Camille Cosby Can Be Deposed]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:46:30 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Camille_Cosby_2008.jpg

The wife of embattled comedian Bill Cosby will be deposed in a civil suit involving her husband later this month, NBC News reports.

In January, Camille Cosby appealed a ruling ordering her to be deposed by lawyers for seven women accusing Bill Cosby of defamation.

A Massachusetts federal district judge has since ruled that Camille Cosby can, in fact, be deposed, but "may refuse to answer deposition questions which call for testimony prohibited by the marital disqualification rule and not falling within an exception," according to NBC News.

Camille Cosby's deposition is scheduled for Feb. 22 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

It's unclear whether Camille Cosby's attorneys can appeal the latest ruling.



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<![CDATA[U.S. Denies Russian Claim That It Bombed Syrian City]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:37:25 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AleppoSyria-GettyImages-508601178.jpg

The State Department dismissed on Thursday Russia's claims that two American warplanes bombed the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, NBC News reported.

The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed that two U.S. Air Force A-10 attack aircraft on Wednesday bombed nine targets in the city, which has been subjected to increased levels of violence in recent days.

The ministry said in a statement Thursday that the U.S. "did not make this mission public" and speculated that "perhaps there had been two hospitals" among the targets.

However, a senior State Department official told NBC News that the Russian claims were "false" and that there had been no U.S. missions over Aleppo on Wednesday or Thursday.



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<![CDATA[Haircut Horror: Woman Whips Out Gun at Barber Shop]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:06:31 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/barber+shop+0210+2016.jpg

A woman who said she was unhappy with her haircut returned to a San Diego salon and tried shooting her barber, but the gun jammed and employees tackled the woman, police and the barber told NBC 7.

The incident happened Wednesday morning at the 619 Barber Shop on the 3900 block of 30th Street, where 29-year-old Adrian Blanche Swain went to get a trim.

Barber Manny Montero told NBC 7 she left happy, giving him a $20 tip on top of her $20 cut, but an hour later, Swain returned upset — and with a different haircut.

"She said, 'Look what you did to my hair,'" Montero said. "She came in with a bald spot on the side, and I am like, 'I didn't do that.'" 

Disgruntled, the woman pulled out a gun and tried firing at Montero, police said. The gun was loaded but malfunctioned, clicking three times as Swain allegedly tried to fire off rounds.

"She had it. She was gonna do it," said Montero. "For some reason, God was there."

Chris Tatum, another barber who was watching the confrontation, told NBC 7 if the gun had worked, Swain could have shot three or four people in the shop.

Montero said he was more angry than scared. 

"Grabbed her arm, grabbed the gun," he recalled. "We threw her to the floor and held her until authorities came." 

Police arrested Swain, who was expected to face a charge of attempted murder. Information on an attorney for Swain was not immediately available.

After his brush with death, Montero left work early to see his young sons. Whatever brought Swain back to the shop, she is already forgiven, the mild-mannered barber said.

"Your whole life runs in front of your eyes, so that's what it did. That's what happened," said Montero.

The San Diego Police Department's Mid City Division is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call San Diego police or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.



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<![CDATA[Nuna Baby Essentials Recalls High Chairs]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:27:12 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/nuna-recall-info-2.jpg

Consumers are being told to stop using the Nuna Baby Essentials ZAAZ high chair after six reports of children falling has prompted the company to recall the item.

The ZAAZ high chair, which sells for $299.95, has an arm bar which can bend or detach, posing a fall hazard to children. The company said it has received 50 reports of the arm bar detaching, including six reports of children falling from the high chair. Four incidents resulted in injuries, including bruising and a cut on the forehead, according to the recall release. 

The high chair is sold at Nordstrom, Giggle, Magic Bean, Albee Baby, as well as others speciality stores nationwide and It's also available online

The ZAAZTM high chairs affected by the recall include the following models: HC-07-004 (pewter), HC-07-005 (carbon), HC-07-006 (plum), HC-07-009 (almond), HC-08-004 (pewter), HC-08-005 (carbon), HC-08-006 (plum) and HC-08-009 (almond). ZAAZ and the model number are printed under the high chair seat on a white sticker.

"After identifying these issues, we created a secure solution for each ZAAZ model and are conducting a voluntary recall on all ZAAZ’s that have been sold in the United States and Canada in cooperation with the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada," the company said on its website. "We value that you have chosen Nuna for your family whose safety is our highest priority, and we apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced."

Consumers who have purchased the chair should immediately stop using it and contact the company to receive a new arm bar as well as instructions on how to replace it.

Nuna Baby Essentials can be reached toll-free at 855-686-2872 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The company can also be accessed online at www.nuna.eu/usa/ by clicking on “Product Recall” under the “Support” tab on the left sidebar of the homepage for more information.
 



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<![CDATA[Bitter Cold Could Break Records Valentine's Day]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:04:29 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/cold+weather2.jpg

Lovers, snuggle up. Millions of people from New England to Florida will be in the path of an Arctic blast this weekend, with possible record lows predicted for Valentine's Day.

The Northeast will register single-digit and sub-zero temperatures: In New York, the wind chill could get as low as negative 15 degrees Sunday morning, forecasters said.

According to the Weather Channel, the Northeast will likely see its coldest temperatures of the winter so far, The Weather Channel reported. Subzero cold is also expected in parts of the Midwest, forecasters added.

Meanwhile, in California and Arizona, it could get into the 70s and 80s, the National Weather Service said.



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<![CDATA[Valentine's Day And Your Wallet]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:39:49 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/219*120/Generic-Flowers-2.jpg

Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers as 50 percent of singles report being proud of their relationship status. But whether you're in a relationship or not, Americans have no problem spending big for the holiday for their loved ones and even themselves.

$19.7 billion is projected to be spent in the United States for the holiday this year, with the average person spending nearly $150. Some of that money will go towards furry friends as one in five people will buy their pet a gift in the name of Cupid and 24 percent of singles will gift themselves a treat as well, according to WalletHub.

For the couples across America, 90.8 percent plan to give their significant other a gift which is a good idea considering 53 percent of women say they would break up with their significant other if they didn't receive one for Valentine's Day.

The day of love can also prove life changing for some couples as 14 million marriage proposals are slated to happen this holiday.



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<![CDATA[Trump Won Despite Ignoring NH's Famed Retail Politics]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:31:53 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-509216262.jpg

The governors competing for the Republican presidential nomination all tried to outdo each other in time spent in New Hampshire, staking their campaigns on an electorate more moderate and less religious than in Iowa. But when the polls closed on the country's first primary, it was the candidate who barely stopped for a cup of coffee in the Granite State making the victory speech.

Businessman Donald Trump, who skipped much of the retail politics for which New Hampshire is known, the intimate meet-and-greets at diners, in living rooms and at town meetings, came out on top with 35 percent of the vote. He captured the lead when he announced he was running and held it throughout the race.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who finished second, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who finished fourth, both left New Hampshire for the next contest in South Carolina, while New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie, so often in New Hampshire that he was criticized for ignoring his own state’s problems, was dropping out.

“If you look at [Trump's] circumstances, you could say that spending time in the state doesn’t matter, and when he did come it was for very large rallies where there was no give-and-take between the candidate and the citizens,” said Linda Fowler, a professor of government at Dartmouth College. “On the other hand, John Kasich really did show that retail politics can still make a difference.”

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Kasich began with 2 percent of the voters and ended up with 16 percent in a very crowded field, she said. The governor of a swing state who ran a campaign based on issues instead of insults, he was able to capitalize on his appeal to moderates unhappy with Trump and U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, exit polling showed.

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The outspoken Christie, meanwhile, was overshadowed by the even more brash and controversial Trump, and he struggled to gain his footing with voters. He finished sixth in the Republican pack.

“We came here to say that speaking your mind matters, that experience matters, that competence matters, and that it will always matter in leading our nation,” Christie told supporters Tuesday night. “That message was heard by a lot of folks and it was stood for by a lot of folks here in New Hampshire, just not enough. Not enough tonight.”

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Christie, who focused most of his resources on a strong showing in New Hampshire, returned to New Jersey on Wednesday to announce he was suspending his campaign.

Bush was pushing ahead to South Carolina after a fourth-place finish despite also failing to stir much excitement around his campaign. At the start of the year, his super PAC, Right to Rise, still had about half of the $118 million it raised last year.

The three governors had trouble differentiating themselves, and some Republicans worried that Christie had the least chance of winning the nomination, Fowler said. In the past, retail politics have been critical for candidates — Sen. John McCain in 2000 and 2008, for example — but at the same time, the field was much less crowded.

“Meeting voters doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to support you, when they had so many options to choose from,” she said.

New Hampshire’s voters famously demand a chance to see the candidates up close. The state makes a case for its first-in-the-country status by pointing to the scrutiny candidates get as they criss-cross the state for the small gatherings.

On the Democratic side, the primary winner, Sen. Bernie Sanders, swept the state with 60 percent of the vote to 38 percent for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The two each made about 90 stops in the state, according to necn's candidate tracker.

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Among the Republicans, in the hours before the polls closed, Christie was claiming to have topped Kasich in days on the ground in New Hampshire and town halls attended.

Kasich and Christie each spent about 70 days in New Hampshire to about 55 for Bush. During those visits, Kasich and Christie made 190 stops each at breakfasts, fundraisers, dinners and other events over the course of the campaign, while Bush made 111, according to the necn candidate tracker.

Trump, by contrast, had only 46 stops over 30 days, though his campaign intensified its ground game in the final days.

“We learned a lot about ground games in one week,” he joked after his win.

Fowler cautioned against drawing too much from Trump’s victory, relying as it did on his celebrity.

“It’s hard to generalize because his candidacy is breaking so many rules, not just the one about retail politics,” she said.

Meanwhile, by Wednesday, Carly Fiorina had also suspended her campaign. She had campaigned heavily in New Hampshire, making 149, stops but came in seventh, with only 4 percent of the vote. 

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<![CDATA[Stray Bullet Nearly Hits Student]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:53:40 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/212*120/021116+frances+tucker.JPG

A stray bullet nearly hit a child in a portable elementary school classroom Thursday morning in the second shooting outside a Miami-Dade school in as many days, officials said.

Miami-Dade Supt. Alberto Carvalho said two bullets hit the portable classroom at Frances S. Tucker Elementary School at 3500 Southwest 37th Avenue, also known as Douglas Avenue, in Miami's Coconut Grove neighborhood.

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One bullet ricocheted, while the other one pierced the building wall and narrowly missed a child, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

In a press conference outside the elementary school, Carvalho described the scene inside with crying children huddled under their desks. He described hugging children with tears still in their eyes.

"It was shocking to me to walk into the school and to see kids cowered under desks with teachers stoically protecting them, that should not be a scene that anybody should witness here in Miami," Carvalho told NBC 6.

At least five shots were fired nearby, Carvalho said. The school was placed on lockdown. Miami-Dade School Board Police said they are working to locate bullet casings.

"I heard like seven gunshots, it was right by the school and there were some kids in the portables," student Khyarree Jackson said. "My teacher just locked down the doors and turned off the lights."

The shooting comes less than a day after shots were fired outside Carol City Senior High School in Miami Gardens. Although school officials initially said a student had been shot, they later clarified that no one was hurt.

Carvalho called the narrow misses "two miracles in two days."

He took to Twitter Thursday morning, calling the shootings "disturbingly unacceptable."

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"Bullets have no place in our community. Bullets certainly have no place in our classrooms," he said.

Carvalho said that the schools themselves are safe but the conditions outside the schools are dangerous.

"When chance and luck are the best defense that our children have in Miami or in this county, something is terribly broken," Carvalho said.

Carvalho indicated that over the past 12 months, 60 children have been shot in Miami-Dade, resulting in the deaths of 20 children.

"Our schools are safe, but we need the community's involvement to make sure they continue to be safe and the communities need to be safe and we want people to speak up," Dade Schools Police Chief Ian Moffett said.

Stay with NBC 6 for updates on this developing story.


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<![CDATA[Repairs After Balcony Collapse]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:22:35 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP543125309084.jpg

Inspections performed in the wake of last summer's deadly balcony collapse near the University of California, Berkeley revealed more than 400 buildings with balconies, stairways, decks and landings in need of repair, according to a city report released Wednesday afternoon.

Six students were killed — including five from Ireland and one from Rohnert Park — and seven others were injured June 16 when a balcony broke off a downtown Berkeley apartment building during a woman’s 21st birthday celebration.

Wednesday's report notes that Berkeley wanted to respond "swiftly following the tragic collapse of the 4th floor balcony" at 2020 Kittredge Street, known as the Library Gardens apartments, and develop code amendments to "reduce the likelihood that a catastrophic collapse" could occur again.

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Problems ran the gamut from minor water intrusion to major leaks, according to the report. The city had 2,200 such buildings with "weather-exposed elements," and inspectors found that 402 needed fixes. The story was first reported by Berkleyside.

Property owners were given 90 days to make the fixes and city spokesman Matthai Chakko said "most" had been completed.

The city council in July required the inspection of all weather-exposed exterior elements in properties with at least three units and ordered that subsequent inspections take place every three years.

Berkeley also stiffened requirements for building materials and venting in order to make inspections easier to conduct and improve airflow to elements that could be impacted by water damage and other problems.

City staff sent out nearly 6,090 letters to property owners of multi-family buildings to inform them of the new inspection rules. The city received responses to about 4,400, or 72 percent of the letters that were sent, the report notes.

The Alameda County district attorney launched a criminal investigation last year into the cause of the balcony collapse. The DA’s office has not released any information about the probe since its initial announcement in June.

Teresa Drenick, spokeswoman for the office, confirmed Wednesday to Berkeleyside that the investigation is ongoing. 

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<![CDATA[Eli Manning Explains His Viral Super Bowl Expression]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:30:42 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/eli-manniing-0210.jpg

Eli Manning says that he was thinking about what big brother Peyton's Denver Broncos would do next when TV cameras caught him with a less-than-impressed look on his face after the team scored a Super Bowl 50-clinching touchdown Sunday evening against the Carolina Panthers.

The Giants quarterback told a paparazzo in a video that was posted to TMZ Sports that when cameras captured the Manning family celebrating the final score but showed him with an expressionless gaze, he was thinking about whether the team would opt for a two-point conversion to go up by 15 points.

"I was just focused on whether they’d go for two and, uh, the defense had to step up and make some stops,” Eli Manning told the cameraman as he walked out of an airport. 

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Peyton Manning chimed in on the moment on Monday, telling CBS News that his Super Bowl MVP sibling was analyzing the big game.

“Eli’s just like me. Eli is analyzing the game. He’s thinking about whether we were going to go for two. Whether it was going to be reviewed,” Peyton Manning said.

Peyton Manning tied his younger brother Sunday for two Super Bowl titles, leading many to wonder whether sibling rivalry had anything to do with Eli Manning's emotionless face.

In the video posted to TMZ Sports, Eli Manning said he thought the speculation was funny.

"It's all good stuff," he said. 

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<![CDATA[Iran Marks Revolution With 'Death to America' Chants]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:44:40 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-509517246.jpg

Tens of thousands of Iranians marched in Tehran's Azadi Square Thursday, chanting "Death to America and Israel" and waving anti-Western placards on the 37th anniversary of the country's 1979 Islamic revolution.

"I have a message for Obama, you can't do anything to us and anything you say is a lie," said 37-year-old Ahmad Norouzi, a nurse, wore a bandana on his head that read: "We will not allow foreign influence." 

President Hassan Rouhani gave an address, saying that Iranians will "never yield" to outside pressure.

"Our nuclear victory showed to the world that Iranians are capable of winning any battle, including diplomatic battles," Rouhani told the crowds.

Despite the political message, there was an almost carnival atmosphere with face-painted teenagers frolicking in the streets while vendors sold goods.



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<![CDATA[ICYMI: 5 Things to Know From the NH Primary]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:06:01 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Spotlight-Graphic-5Things-Th.jpg Here's a quick summary of what happened on Tuesday night at the New Hampshire primary.

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<![CDATA[Sheriff's Dept. Sex Scandal]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:40:19 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/goforth-harriscounty.jpg

The Harris County Sheriff's Office in Texas has fired two deputies accused of having sexual relationships with a slain deputy's alleged mistress, a witness to the killing.

Deputy Darren Goforth was shot in the back and killed last August at a Houston-area gas station. The suspect, 31-year-old Shannon Miles, is facing a capital murder charge. He was ruled incompetent to stand trial earlier this month.

Attention is now shifting to the sheriff's department itself, which has fired Deputy Marc De Leon, a 14-year veteran, and Sgt. Craig Clopton. The men are accused of having sexual relationships with a woman who claimed to be Goforth's mistress and was seen crying over his body the night of the killing.

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said De Leon initially lied about his own relationship with the woman, and sources said De Leon was also accused of having sex with the woman while he was on duty.

De Leon's attorney, Joshua Normand, said in a statement, "Mr. De Leon has no comment as to the facts surrounding his separation of employment from the Harris County Sheriff's Office, at this time, as he will avail himself of the appeal process under Harris County Civil Service Rules."

Clopton, who was investigating Goforth's murder, was fired last October because of his alleged relationship with the woman. The Houston Chronicle spoke by phone with Clopton, who declined an interview and asked for privacy, the newspaper reports.

"The leader of any organization would be highly embarrassed for the conduct of an officer that would lead up to termination due to some kind of relationship," Hickman said.

The sheriff's office revealed it's investigating similar allegations against a fourth deputy involving the same woman.

"This one seems to be the gift that keeps on giving," Hickman said, but added that he does not believe the department has a pervasive problem.

The sheriff's office drafted a formal policy last week prohibiting deputies from having relationships with people connected to criminal cases. Hickman said the policy was a direct result of these latest incidents.

It's not the first time the Harris County Sheriff's Department has been plagued by such a scandal.

Three deputies were fired in 2013 for allegedly having sex with a married teacher in their patrol cars, KPRC reports. The woman, a volunteer with the Citizens Police Academy who was married to a reserve deputy, participated in ride-alongs with the department.



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<![CDATA[Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Zika Virus]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:36:07 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/TH-AP_191300382996.jpg

The director of the Centers for Disease Control will testify before a senate committee Thursday morning to discuss the threat of the Zika virus.

CDC director Tom Frieden along with Anthony Fauci from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will appear before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services.

Senators will discuss President Obama's request for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat Zika as well as the emerging health threat of the virus.

While work on a Zika vaccine is under way, the disease continues to rapidly spread across South America, prompting many in the U.S. to worry about the potential for travelers to bring Zika to the United States.



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<![CDATA[N. Korean Leader Had Military Chief Executed: Sources]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:03:22 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KIMAP_802299039765.jpg

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed a top military chief in his army for corruption and other charges, according to various South Korean officials.

"(Army General) Ri Yong-Gil stopped appearing at important functions and I am getting multiple confirmations from diversified North Korean sources that Ri has been executed," a South Korean assemblyman told NBC News.

The Associated Press quoted an unnamed South Korean official who claimed that the execution was done to strengthen Kim's hold.

Ri's execution would be the latest in a series of killings, purges and dismissals since Kim took power in late 2011.



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<![CDATA[$15 Coffee 'Like Top-Shelf Whiskey']]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:57:35 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/0210-2016-Coffee2.jpg

A San Francisco Bay Area coffee shop is charging $15 for a cup of joe — and apparently people can't get enough of it.

The not-your-average cup is called Finca Sophia and can be found at Equator Coffee, which has locations in San Francisco and Mill Valley.

The beans are from the Gesha variety, grown way up in the mountains of Panama. It took eight years to produce the first crop, which was not much and prompted a spike in price.

Equator Coffee educator Akaash Saini said various fertilizers are used to grow the coffee beans.

"Doing different things when it comes to farming and harvesting techniques," Saini said. "Whatever we can do to get the best cup of coffee."

Saini said when it comes to Finca Sophia, you get what you pay for.

"It's almost like a top-shelf whiskey, or a $40 bottle of wine compared to an $8 bottle of wine," Saini said.

The Equator Coffee location in San Francisco's Market Street has already sold out of Finca Sophia.

"Amazing, very amazing," San Francisco-resident Myron Tate said of experiencing the premium dark brew.

Steve Jordan drove to Mill Valley from San Francisco just to get his cup of Finca Sophia.

"It's amazing, I really like it," Jordan said. "It's more like a tea mix than a true coffee."

Not everyone, however, shared their opinions.

"I don't really like it," said Mill Valley resident Heidi Connelly, adding that the coffee was bitter.



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<![CDATA[See Photos of NH Primary Vote]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:18:40 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-509278698-bernie-sanders-new-hampshire.jpg Voters in New Hampshire took to their polling places to cast their ballots on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Fargo Officer Shot During Standoff Not Expected to Survive]]> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:37:02 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Jason+Moszer.jpg

A police officer who was shot amid a domestic disturbance standoff is not expected to survive his wounds, authorities in North Dakota said early Thursday.

Officer Jason Moszer, 33, responded to the home after the suspect's son called police alleging his father shot at his mother but they managed to escape, the Fargo Police Department said.

The suspect fired multiple rounds from inside the house, striking Moszer. Deputy Chief Joe Anderson told NBC News the 6-year veteran was currently on life support but had suffered "non-life-sustaining" injuries. 

While Anderson described the situation as "ongoing" after nine hours, he noted that there had been no contact with the suspect for "some time."



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