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thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a check of the forecast. >> the big story today is the rain. give yourself some extra time. we don't have any severe weather to talk about. it is mostly light to moderate rain. a solid area of rain from the eastern shore of all the way back into the mountains. it will be raining on your way to work this morning. let's look to the temperatures. 52 at the airport. cooler than the yesterday. take a light jacket and an umbrella. the rate should taper off sometime after lunch. -- the rain should taper off after lunch. temperatures in the upper 50's and low 60's. we come back and we will check the forecast for the upcoming weekend. first we say good morning to sarah. >> we are not seeing any
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weather-related issues. we have a downed pole on route 77 in pasadena. in the city, baltimore street, we have some fire activity. some early morning problems to watch for. construction along 140 in the reisterstown region. one lane closed in each direction. the rest of the major roadways checking up pretty well. they are wet and it could take some extra time. let's take a live view at baltimore national pike. the roads are selick. this is eastbound traffic. without the light in towards the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. -- without delay. >> the head of the cia says osama bin laden is dead but the fight against al qaeda it is far from over.
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tracie potts is in washington with more. >> lawmakers who heard how the -- how osama bin laden was killed was called providing. >> the bravery involved, the planning, the decisiveness. >> the white house is now correcting some details, saying bin laden was on the arm. top officials are debating whether to release photos of his death. >> this is an issue we're taking into consideration. >> in citing the taliban and other groups who already vowed revenge. >> i am concerned about an individual who begins to mobilized. >> analysts insist the world needs proved that bin laden was killed. >> i have seen those photographs. it is no question it is bin laden. >> pressure is mounting on
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pakistan to explain how bin laden hid for years in virtual plain sight. the white house calls pakistan a key partner. in the fight against al qaeda. >> i think one clear message has gone out to the world. there is no place to hide. >> we will probably hear more about this today in a previously scheduled hearing on terrorist threats to the mass transit systems. in washington, i'm tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the photos taken of osama bin laden are described as gruesome. jennifer franciotti joins us from the newsroom with comments from two of maryland's congressional delegation about whether those photos should be released. >> barbara mikulski and dutch ruppersberger are each on their respective chamber's'
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intelligence committees. both sides are against releasing them to the public. mikulski is expecting a briefing today but police now is not the time to show the photos. leon panetta believes the photo op will be released eventually but said that call is up to the president. some worried a photo is too graphic for the public, especially for children. a child psychologist said parents should try to shield their kids from the photos even though many see graphic violence all the time. >> because the video games are a man-made event. even though excessive exposure of its may in some children's minds that this is real life and that needs to be corrected by
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adults on a constant databases. >> if the photos are released, if your children to end of seeing them, don't overload them with details. jennifer franciotti reporting live in the newsroom. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the president should release those pictures? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> police continued to search for the gunman who shot a man in baltimore. the man was shot early tuesday morning. there is no word on his condition. you are asked to call baltimore city police with information in that shooting. there was a double stabbing in baltimore city tuesday night on walters avenue. two people were found stabbed. there is no word on their condition. >> thousands continue to rebuild after last week's deadly
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tornadoes. thousands of others are living in the nation's midwest and southern regions and they are dealing with massive amounts of rain. kurt kruger has more on the damage. >> -- mattfor that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. greg>> the state's governor has requested $10 billion in federal emergency funding. >> we are prepared to respond as quickly as possible to correct the mississippi river has already breached its banks. on the other side of the mississippi, large parts of eastern arkansas are under water, including dozens of highways and roads. experts are trying to minimize damage. the army corps of engineers blew up this levy, sacrificing 130,000 acres of land and 100
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homes to save the community. concerns continued to rise downstream. >> this is going to be historic based upon the predictions of the national weather service. >> casinos on the gambling with mother nature's destructive power. money is being taken away for safekeeping. many operators expect to be shut down by flooding for at least three weeks. >> 52 degrees and reigning on tv hill. one historic ask about is being honored. >> a mother disapproves of it work of art her daughter came home with. the teacher allegedly the interest it. >> you will find out how to dress this morning and what to dress this morning and what to expect on your
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>> welcome back. good morning. in the 40's in the suburbs. it is a wet start and it is chili to appear we were in the mid 80's yesterday. most of the rain is light to moderate. you can see batches of heavier stuff down route say michaels on the eastern shore. it will be raining everyone this point. the range to taper off sometime early this afternoon. high temperatures only in the upper 50's and low 60 bus. the weekend forecast is coming up in just a few minutes. >> a high schooler comes home with a work of art -- a permanent one. the 16-year-old set a classmate use sewing needles and a mechanical pencil to create the
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art. the high-school teacher closed the door so administrators could not see what was going on. >> a passenger jet from chicago to britain made an emergency landing after reports of smoke in the cockpit. the smoke was caused by an electrical fire when a battery overheated. >> prince charles will be in washington, d.c., today. he planted a tree in a farm in the d.c. area. today he will deliver the keynote speech in a conference on a sustainable agriculture. his trip marks the first time prince charles has visited the u.s. since 2007. tal service paysspa honor to an astronaut. this will be part of a set recalling shepherd and the space
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mission to orbit mercury. this is the 50th anniversary of the first manned space flight which was piloted by shepherd. sheppard was the oldest man to walk on the moon and died at the age of 74. 52 degrees on tv hill. they should have done more. that is what and experts said about a hacking incident and sony. >> flying has become increasingly expensive. there is an airline that is going against that trend. >> the roads are wet. >> the roads are wet. we have an accident in [ male announcer ] this year, get the most out of your lawn
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>> we have an accident with a downed pole in pasadena. you may find some closures. they are blocking all lanes at mountain road. b.g.e. crews are on the scene. they are all set to clearly accident. another promise by, baltimore street at carleton street. there was some fire activity -- another problem spot. 140 at hamilton pike, there is construction. another spot where you may see some delays as volume picks up. the harrisburg expressway looks good this morning. we'll show you the other area roads. all of the major roads in our area are wet this morning.
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give yourself some extra time and take your time once you get out here. moving well on 70 despite terrain. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> we're moving along nicely. the 48 bus is running 15 minutes late. we have the 30 bus with a diversion at edmundson and swann. light rail on time. metro subway also on schedule on time schedule on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. i am kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> we have some rain to contend with. it will be a steady rain for the morning and into the afternoon. it does not matter what time you leave for work. you will run into the rain showers. some have your stuff in the yellows and oranges. most of this is light to moderate rain. the range extends from here back
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into the mountains. it will be several hours so give yourself some action time. let's look to the wider viewpoint we can see the back edge of the rain coming into garrett county. we have a while to go before it clears out. this line will shift off the coast. in ohio, patches say off to war in northwest. once this line passes, we might get some sunshine to break through the clouds. you can see this in the eastern part of ohio. hopefully we'll get some sunshine later this afternoon. upper 40's and late 50's. much cooler than yesterday. take an umbrella and a jacket today. after some sunshine peeking through, the rain is likely this morning and maybe some sunshine this afternoon. it will be kind of breezy. high temperature in the upper
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50's and low 60's. clearing and chilly tonight. temperatures drop back into the 30's. the seven-day forecast looks like this. a beautiful day tomorrow. sunshine and 67. some disturbances will move through by friday, saturday, and sunday. basically dry with temperatures in the upper 60 bus. back into the 70's on monday and tuesday of next week. >> sony has revealed that hackers have stalled the data of some playstation users. sony could and should have done a lot more. >> they could have set up so when you connect your sunny playstation, there is a password. you could be sending a message. that message could have it one time password. >> if you have information on
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the network, experts advise you to keep a close eye on your credit. blackberry is throwing their search engine into the market with bing. the phones will be defaulting to bing's service. microsoft has about 14% of the search engine market. one airline is bucking the trend on fears. frontier going against the grain and lowering the fees on some fees. the comic passengers can check their first bag for $15 if they are checked online in advance. passengers checking a bicycle will be charged a flat $20 face. the maryland jockey club has a
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free application for iphone where you'll find the latest news and wagering information. protesters charge a wells fargo meeting. how about paying $9 a gallon for gas? jane king has look at the business news in the bloomberg business report. unbelievable. >> just amazing. a matchett $9 for a gallon of gas. -- amazing. some drivers who rent cars are facing those prices if they do not pay a have time and returned a rental with a car that is not fall. return on that car with a full tank. they found sky high prices for customers. renters who pay a head for a tank of gas may find the per gallon charge cheaper than many.
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gas stations. a protester demanded a moratorium on home foreclosures. they were speaking on behalf of a just cause. before they were removed, wells would not comply. in investigative report on goldman sachs about mortgage linked securities. tom coburn is asking the justice department to examine that report. as for stock futures, we're looking at a quiet day. a little bit higher. yesterday we edged lower, a least in the s&p. some change in the dow. the commodity stocks were under pressure. marriott getting tough marks for its rewards program. merit rewards snagged first place in the frequent travel
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awards. who knew there was such a thing? i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> we all know food costs are going sky high. one restaurant is going to hold the line on price hikes. >> we're talking about denny's. they are seeing costs for commodities on the rise. it will trickle down to customize but just minimally, just 1%. we'll have more on that in my next report. >> thank you. >> i am a fan. delicious. 52 degrees on tv hill. you can eliminate some of the clutter in your home while helping others this weekend. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> many of our homes are filled up with old books taking space. >> this is an annual event that is happening this weekend. george lettis has more on how you can participate. this >> is a sixth grader in baltimore city. so far, she has read 20 books, something that may not have been possible without a program called books for kids day. >> will always have books to read. >> it is an annual book drive put on by a nonprofit. this year's event is this saturday. donations go into a book bank where public schools and other groups across the state make a
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withdrawal. >> we feel it is important we get books into the hands of children at an early age so that we can help fight the literacy later down and down the road. the rate is about 16%. >> the books go into classroom libraries which need to be replenished. >> they might get torn up and people might want to read new books. >> in my reading program, they are required to read 25 books independently. after a while, there are no more books. >> baltimore reads hopes this year's book drive jump-start this group's goal of collecting 75,000 books over the coming year. it is this saturday from 9:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m. george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> coming up -- >> osama bin laden was not armed
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but did resist. i am kate amara in a washington with a new version of the raid from the white house. >> to release or not to release a profit that is the question concerning the pictures that bin laden is dead. i am jennifer franciotti. details are next. >> it is 8 rainy start for us this morning. >> rain normally means problems for your morning commute. we're tracking one in pasadena. ♪
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>> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. >> rain is never a good thing. >> it is great for the plants and good for sleeping in.
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if you do have to get up, give yourself some extra time. a solid area of rain from the eastern shore back to the mountains. it will be with us for several hours. temperatures in the upper 40's and low 50's. a chilly start for us. we were in the 80's yesterday. i think the rain will taper off by 2:00 p.m. and maybe we'll get some sunshine to sneak through. a significant change temperature-wise for us on this wednesday. the seven-day forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> you may want to ahead early this morning. we have an accident in pasadena at mountain road and a downed pole. b.g.e. crews on the scene trying to repair the power lines and trying to clear let accident. police are there, too. traffic is alternating on the
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eastbound side. baltimore street, watch for a fire activity at crofton street. nothing in terms of delays. possible delays once volume starts to pick up at construction and 140 and hanover pike. this is the west side of baltimore national pike. thecan see house selick roads are. this is at 70 and 29. so far so good east and westbound in this area. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the navy seals that ran the raid that led to the killing of osama bin laden are back in the u.s. >> new details are coming out about the mission. kate amara has more. >> good morning. the white house has revised its version of events but still has not decided to go public with
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voters of bin laden's body. osama bin laden was not armed when he was shot and killed on sunday. but he did put up resistance. >> bin laden's wife rushed the u.s. of salter and was shot in the leg does not kill. bin laden was then shot and killed. >> the administration offered a revised narrative. they blamed contradictions from the early account. >> some of the information came in piece by piece and is being reviewed and updated and elaborated on a. >> the white house is still considering whether to released a photo of bin laden's body. leon panetta told the associated press he thinks if photograph will be released. but some worry the images could provoke more anti-american sentiment. >> i do not see a need to do it.
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people may still doubt that. therefore there may be cause. i do not know. >> others believe it would convince doubters that bin laden is dead. >> there is no doubt we got him. the pictures will not scare people off. they are not offensive. >> president obama will travel to ground zero tomorrow to meet with families of 9/11 victims. former president bush declined an invitation to attend. reporting live from washington, i am kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> what other details chains in the official account of events? >> the white house misidentified which of bin laden's sons was killed. in officials said that bin laden's wife died when she was being used as a human shield. it was the wife of a bin laden
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aid that was killed and they say she was killed in the crossfire. >> kate amara, thank you. >> those photos taken before the sea burial are described as gruesome. there is no word on whether they will be released to the public. jennifer franciotti is live with what two members of the maryland delegation has to say. >> the maryland delegation is weighing in on the consequences of releasing visual proof of bin laden's death. both believe it should wait till now. i will get a more thorough briefing tomorrow. right now i think we need to be prudent. we need not to gloat. but that justice has been done. >> whether or not we make him a martyr. we do not want him to be a martyr. >> leon panetta believes a photo will be released eventually but that call is up to the
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president. some wore its center photo is too graphic for the public, especially children. a child psychologist said parents of teenagers and young girl children should try to shield their kids from the photos, even though many of them see graphic violence often. >> because the video games are a man-made event. even though excessive exposure of it makes in some children's minds that this is real life and that needs to be corrected by adults on a constant, daily basis. >> particularly for kids 12 and younger who may see the picture, it is important not to overload them with too many details on what happened. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. you can share your response at and on our facebook
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page, or send us an e-mail to osama bin laden was the fbi's most wanted until his death. we have posted the 10 most notorious fugitives on our website. it is all on >> a baltimore county woman is hit by a garbage truck. it happened yesterday. after hitting her the first time, police say the truck ran over her again as the driver backed up. she was rushed to shock trauma. one of the three city police officers who were accused of kidnapping two teenagers walked out of court exonerate of his charges. charges against gregory hellen were cleared because the judge committedehellefeel hellen that act.
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>> pfc robert bayne of a dundalk was killed in france during world war ii. dna testing identified bayne. family members say he will be buried this weekend. >> 52 degrees on tv hill. if you know someone at risk for cancer, you will want to stay tune. we have some tips on prevention. >> summer is just around the corner. you can repel the pesky bugs. >> it looks like spring with rain coming down in the area.
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>> welcome back. light rain in baltimore city this morning. 55 degrees downtown. in the 40's in the suburbs. take light jacket and an umbrella. let's look at hd doppler. light to moderate rain at extending from the eastern shore all the way back to the mountains. some have your pockets showing up. you'll get there rain into baltimore this morning. upper 40's and low 50's right now. we will make it into the upper 50's and blow 60's today. we probably will get a peak of some sunshine later today. stay with us. we'll come back and check if forecast going into the weekend. >> many are thrilled to get warmer weather. most are not happy with all the
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bugs that come with it. there may be a way to repel them. new methods are needed to prevent bugs from transmitted diseases like lyme disease, which is carried by deer ticks. researchers are working with an extract of citrus. >> every the we have tested against ticks, fleas, the skills, termites, fire ants, and it has been very effective against all those different in sex. >> the doctor wants to use it to make sunscreen and liquid soap. >> our medical alert coverage continues online. you can find information on how to prevent breast cancer. just go to and click on medical. the orioles had a rough start
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against the royals last five. they came back in the 6. keith mills will of the outcome. >> one of the fine meant that would never quit for any reason. >> that is a former navy seal who may have helped train the soldiers who helped to take down osama bin laden. >> tony pan with a forecast for the remainder of the week. stay with us.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we're off to a slick star on the area roads. we have an accident in passing it along westbound mountain road. the westbound direction it is blocked. you're getting by by alternating on the eastbound side. there is a downed pole with that as well. b.g.e. crews are on the scene
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trying to clear up. nothing major on the beltway in terms of delays. 44 miles per hour on southbound 95 coming out of the northeast. one more problem spot -- construction en route 140 at hanover pike. this is a live view of traffic. it is coming down out there and the roads are wet. harford road moving well despite the rain. this is white marsh and southbound traffic continues to move well. keepers speeds down this morning and that will help. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. low of theds bosses some dirt a diversion on the 30 buses at baltimore.
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there is fire in that area. the 30 bus is diverting at edmonson and swann. on the marc trains, on-time service on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. you're invited to attend a red line open house meeting transit project. the next open house will be held on saturday from 9:00 a.m. until noon in baltimore. i am kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. good morning. >> we are dealing with the rains to the majority of the morning. you can see heavier rain in the amount since represented by the orange and yellow showing up on the radar. temperatures are cooler than yesterday. let's take a wider look of the radar. we can see the back edge of the rain moving across maryland into garrett county. it will be several hours before
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it starts to clear out. we probably will have some sunshine breakthrough at that time. we can see breaks in the clouds. that is on the other side of the mountains. that will help us out with the temperatures later today. upper 40's and low 50's right now. yesterday we made it into the 80's. ticket light jacket along with the umbrella. 55 in stevensville. week might be able to build a couple degrees once the sunshine comes out. today will be rainy and chilly. rain tapers off early this afternoon. maybe a peak of the sunshine. high temperatures in the upper 50's and low 60's. it could be breezy as well. clearing and chilly tonight. temperatures drop back into the 30's in some of the northwest suburbs. tomorrow, a nice one.
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mostly sunny skies. high temperature expected around 67. a series of weak disturbances move through this weekend. most of the day will be a dry with high temperatures in the upper 60's. which back into the 70's early next week. >> a navy seals team captured and killed osama bin laden. >> the reputation of the seals is now known worldwide. we sat down with the former navy officer who may have played a training.he seals' >> thomas never quit. he became one of the first navy seals during the vietnam war. when the u.s. declared war on osama bin laden, he knew it was the seals who would bring him to justice. >> that is what they are trained
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to do. to hit a target and get out as quickly as they can. >> he was on the field team until his retirement. he helped train many of the main in silt team 6, the man credited of killing osama bin laden -- he helped train many of the man in seal team 6. >> it was a team effort. they have a team. >> it is 18 he still feels a part of. he has purple hearts and war photographs. he fills admiration for the unit and the country he served. are you proud that it was the navy seals? >> sure. absolutely. i would be just as proud it was a delta force. our american military did
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it. i wish i could have been there. >> there are reports the seal team practices commission in the last month, even haven't a replica built of the compound in pakistan. >> many of us use laptop computers everyday. if years becomes too hot to the touch, that is not something you can ignore. it can get so hot that it can cause a serious fire. >> when i opened the door, the smoke billowed out. it was just black as it could be declared bill hughes will never forget that day, returning to a fire burning inside his song. he and his wife lived out of a hotel room for six months while repairs were made. investigators say low-cost the fire is something you use everyday -- a laptop computer.
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this mess is what is left of bill's laptop. what do investigators have to say about this fire? i will have that investigation for you tonight at 11:00 p.m. 52 degrees on tv hill. the washington capitals are trying to dig themselves out of a rut this morning. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. hope you had them, mindy.
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>> good morning, everybody. the orioles lose the opening game with their season -- with their season against the royals. but we begin in chicago and the first no-hitter of the year. it was tossed by francisco liriano. no hits in the ninth. 3-2 count to adam dunn. he is our right to the shortstop's -- he hits it right to the shortstop. this is the first no-hitter for the twins since milton of the university of maryland did it 12 years ago. scott erickson also pitched a no-hitter for the twins back in
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the 1990's. hats off to number -- big number 47, francisco liriano. the orioles open up their series with the royals. luke scott gets a hold of a soft toss. birds down 3-0. swing ties it. first batter of the inning. jeff francoeur. the game was tied ed 5. jason berken walked the leadoff man and he scored. it is like automatic. he walked leadoff guy and he is going to score. nick markakis, no chance to throw out gordon. royals 1 6-5 -- royals win 6-5. to not walked the leadoff guy. the capitals are in some major trouble. they cannot hold a one-goal
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lead and lose their third game in a row to the tampa bay lightning. alex ovechkin gets a goal. caps down 1-0. with a rocket, he sighs it -- he ties it. ovechkin unties it. the game turned in about a 20- second span of the third period. steven stamkos ties it at 3. 24 seconds later, ryan malone with the game winner. tampa bay leads the series three games to nothing. the caps have to win. lebron james and the key heat w. >> the white house releases in new information of the raid on osama bin laden. the impact of losing photos of
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his body to the public. >> schools using counterfeit money to pay for cafeteria food. >> a maryland teacher of the year received national recognition. president obama's comments and a look of the rose garden ceremony. >> it is a restart for us on this wednesday morning. we have better news in the seven-day forecast -- it is it a rainy start. >> we have an accident with a downed pole in pasadena.
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>> osama bin laden was not armed but did resist. i am kate amara in washington with a new version of the raid. >> to release or not to release profit that is a question concerning the bin laden death pictures. deta


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