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remove it from the list of the most dangerous drugs. the drug enforcement administration says in a lengthy notice in the federal registry that it consulted with the health and human services department... and concluded that marijuana will remain in the class of drugs that have - quote - "no accepted medical use in the united states." marijuana therefore remains a "schedule one" substance - putting it in the same class as heroin... l-s-d... and ecstasy. despite that - more than two- dozen states and washington d-c have laws allowing medical "..there are a million plus patients in these states that are using it on a consistent basis to help with hiv and aids and glaucoma and cancer and ptsd and even just general pain." the f-d-a is opening the door to further medical research of the drug by expanding the number of agencies that can legally grow marijuana for research purposes. currently only researchers at the university of mississippi have the government's permission to grow pot. a new c-d-c study says gay, lesbian
school students are far more likely than their classmates to be raped or assaulted in a dating situation. the research also found gay teens were far more likely to have attempted suicide, taken illegal drugs and engaged in other risky behaviors. the finding echoes results of smaller surveys and findings from advocacy groups... but it is the first nationally- representative government survey to look at the issues. more than 15- thousand students participated in the anonym last year. about 8 percent of them told researchers they were gay, lesbian or bisexual. two of the three girls injured when they fell from a ferris wheel at an eastern tennessee fair - have been released from the hospital. they include a ten-year-old and a 16-year-old. however... 6- year-old sister, briley jae reynolds remains hospitalized in critical condition. private inspectors believe a mechanical failure caused the gondola to flip over monday - dropping the girls 30 to 45 feet to the ground. workers are now
it will continue through saturday without rides. a child fell off a roller coaster today - in western pennsylvania. emergency crews were called to the "idlewild and soakzone amusement park" near ligonier just after noon. according to police - the boy was conscious as he was airlifted to children's hospital of pittsburgh. no word on his condition. it's the third major theme park incident this week... on sunday - a 10- year old boy was decapitated on a waterslide in kansas. a nebraska girl who lost most of her scalp in a carnival ride accident is pushing for stricter laws to make rides safer. lulu's petition is asking for additional training for ride operators-- including medical training and c-p-r certification. chinh doan has more. (elizabeth lulu gilreath/ carnival ride accident survivor) "hi. i'm lulu. i'm trying to pass a law right now." at 11 years old., elizabeth lulu gilreath is already pushing for change after her life changed
gilreath/ carnival ride accident survivor) "this is me before the accident. i was able to wear glasses and everything." lulu was critically hurt when her hair caught in the "handle bar assembly" of this carnival ride back in may. (elizabeth lulu gilreath/ carnival ride accident survivor) "i don't want any other kids to get hurt scalped - have to go through what i'm going through." now lulu and her family are gathering signatures.. (elizabeth lulu gilreath/ carnival ride accident survivor) "thank you for signing my petition." a petition.. with hundreds of signatures already on the first day. (susan perchal/ omaha mom) "and anything we can do to support her and keep my kiddos safe." pushing for stricter amusement rides, calling it "lulu's law." (virginia cooksey/ lulu's mother) "it makes me really sick to know that all this is happening and nothing is being done." the family met with nebraska state senator sara howard last week. (sara howard/ member, nebraska state senate) "there's obviously a lot of research to be done it's something that the legislature really hasn't deliberated on for several years but i do see that there's a need." the senator says she hopes there's a solution the legislature can help with. and that gives
(virginia cooksey/ lulu's mom) "more needs to be done - more people need to be held accountable." the investigation into what caused the ride lulu was on to malfunction continues. meanwhe - the family lawsuit against the company that operated the ride is still pending. a boulder the size of a house has tumbled onto a highway in utah's zion national park. a park spokesperson says nobody was injured - but the huge boulder cracked the road and is blocking both lanes. the boulder fell af thunderstorms pounded the park yesterday. most park activity won't be affected by the blockage - although the road is closed between canyon junction and the east entrance. visitors looking to drive through the park on state route 9 will have to take an alternate route. a newlywed couple makes honeymoon plans. but instead of going on vacation... they tried to go on a trip - to join isis. now... one of them is being spared the maximum sentence... in prison. and.... one of the most talked about
shake shack has won loyal fans for its indulgent antibiotic-free hamburgers, crinkle-cut fries and frozen custard shakes but sales for the restaurant chain... are down. in its latest earnings report - shake shack said quarterly sales growth at established restaurants had slowed more than analysts expected... which sent shares of the stock tumbling. shake shack restaurants in new york city often have long lines. critics of the company worry it cannot generate that sort of demand i locations. las vegas has two locations - one in downtown summerlin and the other at the new york-new york resort on the strip. want to see what the fuss is about... without spending a dime? shake shack is celebrating the opening of its 100- th restaurant by giving away free shack-burgers. the first 100 customers to come in to its stores nationwide and here in the valley on tuesday will get one! doors open at 10- 30 a-m... and the deal is good until 12 noon. the jefferson memorial... is facing a major renovation
but in washington, congressman joe heck supports privatizing it... turning our savings over to wall street... and risking it on the stock market. heck's plan means billions more in fees for wall street. and they've donated over half
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secret trip to syria - to join isis. jaelyn young pleaded guilty in march to conspiring to help a terrorist organization. her husband... muhammad dakhlalla ... pleaded guilty to a similar charge and is set to be sentenced later this month. the f-b-i says young - who converted to islam while studying at mississippi state university - had prodded dakhlalla into the plan. they were arrested while boarding a flight to turkey. young faced up to 20 years in prison - but got a shorter sentence - after her parents asked for leniency. young broke down into heavy sobs sentencing - saying she was ashamed of her actions. hillary clinton - delivering an address on economics... while donald trump continues to defend his latest controversial comments. doug mckelway has more the the race to the white house - from washington. speaking at a warren, michigan engineering company, hillary clinton delivered her economic rebuttal to the mix of tax cuts and
deregulation offered up by her republican rival donald trump at the detroit economic club earlier this week. clinton says: "i believe every american willing to work hard should be able to find a job that provides dignity, pride and decent pay that can support a family." under clinton's tax plan corporations that move jobs overseas would be penalized. she's also wants to make public colleges and universities tuition-free for middle-class families, while making major investments in infrastructure projects. clinton says: "we are living off the investments made by our parents and grandparents." and while clinton, who's ahead in most national polls, used the opportunity to contrast her policies with that of her opponent... today's speech also served to contrast her style - issue- oriented and carefully scripted. for his part, trump again had to spend much of this week, as he did last, explaining away or doubling down on his off the cuff remarks, which many deem offensive, including the newest assertion that both clinton, and president obama, are responsible for the rise of the islamic state.
hilary clinton the founders of isis, they're the founders." mckelway says (oncam tag): "dozens of former elected republicans sent a letter to reince priebus, asking the rnc to suspend funding to trump's flailing campaign and focus their resources on down-ballot races. however, priebus is bound by both charter and contract to support the party's nominee financially and otherwise." in washington, doug mckelway, fox news." a u-s government official says the f-b-i met with the justice department several months ago. three f-b-i field offices wanted to open a public corrupti into the clinton foundation... claiming a possible conflict of interest - with hillary clinton's tenure as secretary of state. the justice department turned down the request. we're learning more about the 19-year-old.... who tried to climb trump tower in new york yesterday. "he's a nice young man who's had some troubles with school and things like that in his last year. up until that point, a model student. a model
that's a neighbor of stephen rogata... of great falls, virginia. he's the 19-year- old who police say tried to climb the skycraper yesterday - reaching the 21-st floor before being pulled inside by officers. police broke windows - and even an air conditioning vent - to try and reach him. "i reached out, i took hold of his hand, and i said, 'sir, you need to come with me.' and i bought him inside with the help of my partner and we placed him in custody and handed him over to ems." rogata was taken to a hospital for a psychological evaluation. the n-y-p-d has charged him with reckless endangerment and criminal trespassing. police say rogata posted a you-tube video before the climb saying he was an independent researcher... and wanted to have a personal meeting with trump. some monuments and memorials in the nation's capitol - are in need of a good cleaning. "ok. it needs a good scrubbig then if that's not part of the desgin. " actually these splotches on the
memorial are not mold - soot - or dirt. the national park service says it's "biofilm" - micro- organisms... sticking to the surfaces. however - power washing or bleaching won't work on the bacteria that's been growing on the memorial for about ten years now... and growing worse more recently. "we want folks to understand the national park service is aware of this. that we're trying to be very good stewards of this particular iconic place." different methods have been tested on a side wall of the memorial - to help decide on the right course of action. the world war one memorial is facing a similar problem - along with other historical landmarks around washington d-c. foxes native to california's channel islands have rebounded so fast that they're no longer considered endangered. u-s wildlife officials removed three fox subspecies from the list of federally endangered species today... hailing their comeback as the fastest recovery of any mammal listed under the endangered species act. the foxes that roam san miguel, santa rosa and santa cruz islands
coast were placed on the list in 2004 after their populations were nearly wiped out by golden eagles. scientists credited the swift recovery to a plan that included relocating the golden eagles to the mainland... killing pigs that lured the eagles... vaccinating the foxes... and breeding them in captivity. officials also downgraded foxes on santa catalina island from endangered to threatened because disease outbreak remains a concern. now fox5 weather 24/7, with chief meterologist ted pretty the warmup begins on friday with 104 a few clouds and light breezes. for the weekend, we'll see 108 on saturday, 110 on sunday. we'll continue the heat with 109 for monday afternoon.
some of the 'all new' stories we are working for fox5 news at six. a man is wanted for robbing a department store on the strip... and threatening to shoot an employee. what kind vehicle he got away in. metro police need help answering nearly seven- thousand calls a day... and want to hire passionate people to serve las vegas. what it takes to join the team... and how much time is left to apply. we know the las vegas n-h-l team will have some variation of knights or a bird. now -- one sports news site reports they have a list of the names. we'll tell you what what's being considered. the san diego padres faced the pittsburgh pirates last night. but no one is
attention is on a fan who was in the crowd. take a look at this fan.... who tried to grab a foul ball... that was heading in his direction. not only did he miss the ball... he spilled his nachos all over his own face. he's been the butt of jokes all day long... but some relief is being offered from "nacho daddy" here in las vegas. the restaurant is offering a year's supply of nachos to the man. the only catch - he has to be in las vegas to claim the free nachos - and they can't be sent by mail. thanks for joining us.. fox5 news at 6 o'clock is straight
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this is fox5 news at 6. local. las vegas there were major delays on us-95 on the west side of the valley today as two crashes leave five people injured. one of them in critical condition. i'm christine maddela. i'm john huck. first... a live look from our traffic camera on the 95 at durango. a crash earlier this afternoon led to the closure southbound lanes for a while as a helicopter landed to fly an injured person to the hospital. right now -- the scene is clearing up... fox 5's abby theodros was at this scene and tells us what happened.. captioning will resume shortly. captioning will resume shortly. captioning will