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don't immediately ally to everybody with insurance. so you need to check with your human resources department or your insurance company to find out when these pieces will actually become part of your plan. josie sterman, abc 2 news. >> thanks joce. music to the ears of millions of women, and could save lives. starting today those health insurance policies will now cover mammograms without affecting the could pay. they say they will now give women who normally couldn't afford it the care they need. >> since cost has been a factor and a cause of discussion and debate you know besides the medical aspect i think it's very for the insurance that women have access to a screening mammogram on an annual or by annual basis as you know, based on age, risk factors and physicians recommendation. >> women in their 40s, the
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average risk for breast cancer can get. >> amanda: ma gram once to two years as part of the peavy 2010tative care. it also covers prostate, obesity and service vick will cancer screenings. all new at 5:30, new research gets a look at ma'am grams saying they may not be as good as once believed to prevent cancer in women over 50. we'll have more on this shocking study coming up tonight at 5:30. and we're counting down the days until maryland's race for the cure and it is set for sunday, october 3rd, in hunt valley. abc 2 news will be live on the air broadcasting the event on 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. here is how you can register for the big race, you can head to the web site at when you get there click on the lifestyle tab at the top of the page and then click on think pink. this is what happened after some deadly storms blew through northern pennsylvania yesterday. a 100-year-old tree fell on a
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truck and killed people, actually that's central pennsylvania, the storms also downed power lines knocking out electricity in the area and caused damage to a lot of homes and businesses. part of this fund is what blew through our area, viewing area, last night. all right. weather-wise, eh, warm start to fall 2010, we knew it would be, but this goes unbelievable. take a look at some of the numbers, temperatures around 90 right now in many many spots, 91 frederick, 90 in washington and '09 down in cambridge right now down on the eastern shore. heat indices, what it feels like with the humidity tee, cambridge 101, culpepper virginia, hot stuff, weather clear across the region, across the mid-atlantic, but in the to the rest of the evening we're talking about 80ings, mostly clear skies, we'll caught it a tropical start to fall. >> it gets even hotter out there tomorrow. we'll break that down for you and talk about when things feel
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more seasonable coming up. kelly. >> thanks a lot wyatt. baltimore city police say a man stumbled on to someone's front porch after being shot in east baltimore. the victim stumbled on the homeowners porch of north broadway around 10:15 this morning. the homeowner has no idea who the man is, he is suffering some multiple gunshot wounds to his chest. he was taken to johns hopkins hospital where he died, they do not nowhere the shooting happened and they are still trying to filling out all the details now. a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit over a deadly crash on the bay bridge in the summer of 2008. 57-year-old john short survived after he swerved his tractor- trailer to miss an oncoming car. it crashed through a jersey shore and plunged into the bay. she had a blood alcohol level of .03 which prosecutors decided was too low to press
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criminal charges, she was charged only with traffic offenses. senior health republicans took to the sidewalk in virginia today to offer voters their new pledge to america. it was reminiscent of newt gingrich's con ty taught to america, it was mostly a promise to undo the work of the oh ebb administration. karen travers reports. >> reporter: with less than 6 weeks to go before election day house republicans want voters to know exactly they'll do if they take back the majority in congress. >> our government is out of control in washington and we need to rein it in and begin a new drive for a smaller, less costly and more accountable government in our nation's capital. >> today house republican leaders laid out how they plan to do that, the pledge to america, a policy outline that includes proposals such as permanently extending all of the bush tax cuts, including those on the wealthiest americans, repeeling the obama
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health care bill and blocking the president's plan to transfer guantanamo bay detainees to the united states. they need to pick up 39 seats to take back control of the howls. if they do that and use this agenda as their governing map the result could be two years of partisan gridlock. the democrats showed no sign of co-operating on this gop to-do list and the white house said. >> it is the same litany of policies that got us into this. >> into the hardware store, the republican leaders say they are tuned into the concerns of voters. >> there is nothing more inspired than the common voice of the common man. >> reporter: republicans hope that message reaches the tea party activists who have shown strength at the grassroots level and could be the key to retaking power.
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a woman held in an iranian prison more than 13 months says she hopes to meet with the iranian pet while he is in new york. sarah shourd was taken into custody with two other americans while hiking at the border of iraq/iran last year, she wants them to know she has no animosity. her fiance and their phren friend remain in prison. we're following a developing story that may impact you who tried to use a credit card in wal-mart or sanskrited the. they only accepted cash for several hours, we called around and sure enough there was some sort of technical blitz that had shut down the retailers computers. we caught up with one shopper who first tried to go shopping at the sam's club in cockeysville. they had signposts that said cash only so i went to try to make a purchase, they said all the systems are down across the country.
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>> wal-mart officials say they fixed the problems around 11:30 a.m., wal-mart relace leased a statement on the web site this afternoon explaining the outage. while doing some required maintenance on our data system we had a breaker fail on the backup system which disrupted our ability to process some credit and debit card transactions this morning. within a matter of minutes we begin making some changes to try an minimize the impact to our customers and allow most credit transactions to be processed. we were able to restore these systems back to normal in approximately 90 minutes. well parking for your car was never so convenient. coming up at 5:30, a look at the new state of the art parking garage rights here in towson. and abc 2 is working to keep your family safe, we have some tips on how to secure your car using the seatbelts, plus, more and more people are looking for alternate lenders, tonight we have an important warning about one lender so you don't waste your money.
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looking at bel air, currently sitting at 91 degrees, doesn't feel much like fall. got details on one fall will really arrive coming up in just a few. wyatt. tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.
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at we continue to following breaking news coming into the newsroom. a consumer work appearance. millions of containers of a popular infant formula are being pulled from shelves because of an insect contamination. about 5 million symptom lack brand powdered formulas may contain small beatles orlar vacation. there you can find more details about the recall and whether you should to see your formula. is your child buckled in properly? this week is child passenger safety week. for raising awareness on proper car seat installation and securing children. tonight in our take 5 series
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sha rejohnson has five tips of correct seatbelt use of your children. >> this week many organizations are coming together to remind parents to make sure children are secured correctly in cars or suvs. whether it's car seats or seatbelt use, children need to be secured. in order to move children out of safety seats to shoulder belt the child should be at least four feet 9" which usually happens between ages 8 and 12 years old and the safety belt fits properly. myra we man with aaa mid- atlantic foundation offers five tips for using a seatbelt correctly? the first tip is that we want to keep the belt off of the belly. this portion is soft tissue and we epidemic don't want it to ride up on the soft portion of the belly and we want to it lay directly in the center of the shoulder. we don't want a child to misuse the belt by putting it under their arm because a seatbelt is designed to limit forward mobility. in the event of a crash, misuse
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is not going to limit that mobility. the third tip is we always want children 12 and under seated in the back of the vehicle. and the fourth tip we want to give is that children always learn by example. so if you, the autility documents, buckles up the children will buckle up. finally, for a safer and more comfortable fit don't forget to check out the seatbelt adjuster which can move if seatbelt up a little bit or down a little bit to get a better fit on the shoulder. following these tips can keep your kids safe. sha rejohnson, abc 2 news. there are over 300 car safety seat checks happening around the country throughout this week. now if you get a parking ticket it probably puts you in a bad mood. so one massachusetts town wants to help you relax. the city of cambridge now features tickets with yoga poses. it is part of a public works
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project but drivers say it's a little silly. >> i think it's a waste of an nfl. because if i get the note with the ticket i'm not looking at the tickets to relax, believe me. >> absolutely absurd, no reason in the world we need this. >> the city says the yoga envelopes don't cast any more than the old ones did. >> now maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> smoking out there today. >> warm kelly. >> good stuff. >> tomorrow we're going to be hotter. hottest day of the week, hottest day of the month probably tomorrow, second day of fall. >> uh-huh. >> how is that. >> kind of like jacked up or something. >> we like to twist on the weather front. little exist twist. we will see more weather next week button joy first full day of fall. warm and balmy, keep the shorts, the. the shirts, use them tomorrow. let's look outside. you know what, i know what is coming so you know, those grey
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rainy days where it's about 38 degrees, they are coming, don't worry. they'll get here. they'll get here all right. 86 degrees or actually 85 right now out at bwi, 57% relative humidity, a clear sky, a little hazy actually, wind southeast, pressure 1.0 holding steady. humidity has come up a little bit but not as muggy as last night. that will change tomorrow through tomorrow. muggier conditions on the way. live shot chesapeake beach, rod and reel, great day to be out on the boat if you have the day off. baltimore today you see some passing cloud cover but basically just hot and hazy sunshine, i'm telling you feeling like a summer day out there for the first full day of fall. it will feel even more summer like tomorrow for the second full day of fall. high school, nice looking sky down there as well, hazy, going to be hot from football practice tonight. that's for sure. show you some of the conditions right now state-wide, you can see basically we're looking at '09s to 80, 90 in easton,
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hagerstown, 85 here in town, on the whole muggy and unseasonably warm. humidity has come up a little bit. we expect higher humidity on south wind tomorrow. even now with that humidity feeling as hot as 95 out toward winchester, steamy stuff have the across the entire region clear skies now, a few clouds out into western maryland here, maybe a renegade shower out in the northern virginia, really in the much at all showing up here, maryland's most powerful radar, take you up and done the east coast, clear, that is the story, crystal clear weather, you see some active weather, all north of a stalled out frontal boundary draped just off to our north. this thing is gonna shift a little bit further north tomorrow as a warm front so we're not gonna get any of the cool relief behind that thing and the storm track will continue to be north of us riding along that boundary. so i think we're dry again tomorrow, sunny, hot weather, well into the 90s, then as we go into the day on suffered a
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boundary does come through, it will begin to cool us off, back down into the 80s, but it looks like it arrives dry. no showers or storms with this it would appear so that means it is going to be a cooling trend into the weekend, without associated rain or storm action. overnight tonight, down in the upper 60s, a muggy night. could see some patchy fog late. then into the day tomorrow about 93 or so, how is that for the second day of autumn? yeah, no need for the apple cider just yet, not the hot apple cider, friday night pretty good, 67, passing cloud cover, let's look at the seven- day forecast. trend is going to be a hotter day tomorrow, into the weekend talking low 80s, probably low 70s by sunday. we could get an isolated shower in saturday afternoon to night. next week it does get rainier and stay in the 70s, it's going to feel more fall-like around here from sunday ford. kelly. >> all right. thanks a lot wyatt.
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well abc's chat ses is new, celebrated as 3,000th episode today for those special guests which comedian tina fay, a look back at some of the best and worst moments, unforgettable guests, and a tribute to guests in the past. well you remember about 2 1/2 months ago when the girls threw a part of boys hope/girls hope, by the extreme makeover edition team. well the time is here to move that bus. sunday, extreme makeover debuts it's 8th season, with the baltimore build, we can actually finally get to see the insides. but before the extreme makeover moved the bus we're going to go behind the scenes with a 1-hour special build right here on abc 2, that starts at 6:00 followed by the 2-hour season premiere of "extreme makeover: home edition" at 7:00. a hard breaking adoption battle.
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bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family...
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and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side. abc 2 news is brought to you by purdue perfect portions, ready when you are. in tonight's health alert a new study found that intersection just daily activity at work or at home was associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer, here is abc 2's dr. timothy johnson. >> moving about and staying active keeps people healthy and now a new study says that it mary deuce the risk of invasive breast cancer in women.
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researchers examine the routine activities in nearly 100,000 women aged 550 to 71 years old. they found that increases in routine activity during the day like biking to work or walking throughout the kay may be protective against developing breast cancer. women who recorded heavy lifting as a part of their regular routine had a 38% lower risk of breast cancer compared to those who are inactive most of the day. sedentary behavior may lead to insulin sensitivity, fat storage and etcetera from again changes, all of those factors have been shown to be relative in breast cancer development. many post menopausal women do not reach the activity levels of cancer prevention so working physical activity into your normal routine may be a good way to reduce the risk of breast cancer. with this medical minute, i'm dr. timothy johnson.
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>> the fda is putting restrictions on the drug avandia. it can only be used by those with type 2 diabetes whose conditions can't be dealt with by others. the maker has long defended it as a safe and necessary option to people worth diabetes. prescription drug abuse is on the 'rise. how the federal government is trying to change that coming up all new tonight at 5:30.
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we're watching the station that works for you, abc 2 news at 5, 30. >> abc 2 news is working to keep you and your family safe. i'm joce sterman, they need your help to find a murder suspect. brian kuebler has details in tonight's crime checker.
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>> abc 2 is working to keep your community safe each week, we're highlighting recent crimes in your neighborhood. this week baltimore city police are asking for your help to track down a murder suspect. 24-year-old vincent clark has been charged with the december 2007 murder of richard dawson. they say clark killed dawson in the 2500 block of chelsea terrace in northwest baltimore and has been on the run ever since. dawson is 5-foot 9" tall and weighs about 145 pounds, he has been known to frequent is liberty and fairen son parts of the city. anyone with any information is asked to call city police at (410)396-2100, you can see more of our reports by heading over to abc checker. brian keep letter, abc 2 news. a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit over a deadly crash on a bay bridge in the summer of 2008.
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57-year-old john short died after he swerved his tractor- trailer to avoid hitting candy baldwin's on coming car. the truck crashed through a jersey barrier and plummeted into the bay. baldwin's attorney says his family has agreed to a $100,000 settlement. baldwin had a blood alcohol level of .03 which prosecutors said was too low to press criminal charges, she was charged with traffic offenses. starting today, the changes from president barack obama's health care bill go into effect. young people will be able to stay on their parents' plan until they are 26. and they can no longer pull the plug on kids just because they have a preexisting condition. insurers now have to provide free preventative services including mammograms and colonoscopes with no could pay.
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>> republicans put out their promise america. they want to block plans to transfer guantanamo bay detainees to the united states. president obama dismisses it as more of the failed gop policies. well our policy today joce was heat and lots of it. first day of fall and feeling awfully balmy out there. way above average actually. take a look first and foremost as some of our highs today neighborhood by neighborhood. you can see 95 in frederick. el eye cot city 91, bel air to 92, and right now temperatures have not dropped all that much. we're still in the upper 80s out there. what does it feel like with the humidity. heat indices measure the heat and still feeling like 100 down in cambridge right now, an awfully hot/warm first evening of fall. eh the rest of the evening down in the 80s,


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