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streets. it would include a hotel lounge. it's part of a water front redevelopment project expected to begin in late 2012. >> sounds very nice. >> it does. >> stay with us now, news 4 continues right now at 5:00 a.m. straight up. the death of a visionary. today, the world is reacting to news that steve jobs just died. and the occupation arrives this morning. the movement that began on wall street makes its way to washington, d.c. good morning. i'm joe krebbs. >> and yang is off this morning. welcome to this day on a nice, clear and crisp morning. we're looking for more sunshine out there later today.
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>> right. ite been tough getting excited about the weather. for weeks, even though of us in weather, i know all of you, but now we're get something momentum going with back to back nice days. excited again. >> exactly. it almost feels like it'sel early summer around here, right? 55 degrees, the temperature right inside the beltway. burke and arlington at 50 degrees currently. good morning to you folks in faithersburg and da mastus. 58 in baltimore and that is our warm spot and will be our warm spot. let's take a look at your dp ay planner forecast. we're close to 60 by 9:00 a.m. there's a few high clouds scattered throughout the area. today's high temperature, noon time. good morning. so far, no reported delays on the metro, mark or the vre. taking bridges in our area, they're looking pretty good.
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the american legion bridge, inner loop and outer loop here. no problems for you shooting over the 14th street bridge. it's a breeze. i'm not seeing any congestion and no accidents to report. if you're taking the key bridge right now, this is what it looks like. nice and serene. thanks very much. this morning, the world is waking up ribbing a visionary. steve jobs, the man who changed the world. the apple founder died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. he changed the face of technology with inventions like the ipod, the iphone and the ipad. melissa is live outside the apple store in bethesda. >> good morning. >> good morning to you, joe. take a look behind me. we have mess aenls, flowers and even notes that say things like
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r.i.p. steve jobs. he was surrounded by family and friends at his home in california. he co-founded apple in his parents garage, turning it into one of the most powerful companies in the world. at apple headquarters yesterday, it was a pilgrimage of sorts after peeg found out about his passing. flags stat at half-staff, fans saddened by his death, but inspired by his life. >> i think he has set set the foundation for technology for the business world, for the scholastic world as well as the social world. and he will impact generations forever. >> jobs made his final appearance na june. he stepped down about six months ago.
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take a look here. lots of tributes even online this morning. apple's main web page with a steve jobs tribute. take a look at facebook here. one person out of colorado saying there's one more genius in the big icloud tonight. taking a look at twitter comments this morning, something we talked about a little earlier, joe, the best tribute for steve jobs is that everyone discovered his death on one of his devices. >> thanks very much, melissa. reaction to jobs' death is pouring in this morning. apple's co-founder issued a statement saying, we lost something that we can't get back. he brought a lot of life to the world. president obama issued a statement saying, quote, the world has lost a visionary and there may be no greater tribute to steve's success, he said, than the fact that much of the world learned of his dying on a device that he invented.
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one statement says brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world and talented enough to do it. today, a protest movement that is sweeping the nation is expanding here in the district. a small group started the obviouslied d.c. movement in mcfeertson square last weekend. and several hundred took the protest to the steps of the capital yesterday. today, the demonstration will move to freedom plaza. organizers are expected to start arriving at tree come plaza around 9:00 this morning. those demands range from ending corporate influence in government to ending the war in afghanistan. meantime, the labor unions have joined the original occupy wall
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street movements. concerns cover a wide range of issues. leaders say they support their efforts. similar demonstrations are taking place across the country and 20 people were arrested yesterday. senate democrats want to impose a 5% surcharge on americans earning at least $1 million a year. they say it will generate $450 billion, enough money to pay for the white house proposal. republicans called the tax hike a gimmick to cover up divisions among democrats. now to the race for the white house where all the talk this morning is who is not running. sarah palin says she's not going to seek the republican nomination. the former alaska governor and vice president candidate says
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she can better serve the gop from outside the white house. >> i'm thankful, but i believe not being a candidate, you're unshackled and allowed to be even more active and i look forward to help coordinating the strategies that will assist in retaking the presidency, helping the house and helping a good conservative be elected to the governor seats around this nation. >> palin shot down rumors that she would consider running for president as a third-party candidate. a woman was hit by an unmarked d.c. car. it's not known whether the officer was on duty or how that accident occurred. that block of wisconsin was closed for a few hours while investigators stayed on the scene to complete their work. time is 5:07 now. ahead, for the first time, one of the judges who set amanda knox free is now talking about the case.
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what he says may surprise you. also, they may be tough, but that doesn't mean they don't get scared. which player was not too keen about riding a roller
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say cheese. today's nbc pandaemonium prize is a polaroid camera. log on and like us on facebook and we pick a winner at 6:00 p.m. and make the announcement during our 11:00 p.m. news cast. >> we're all going to say cheese today. we're going to have good reason to say cheese. >> absolutely. if the moon was made out of silver cheese, it was up in the sky for us to see last night. the skies are clear, right? >> that's right. the skies are clear and all that translate toes a big smile for today. the it's going to be seasonally quiet. you noticed that wind yesterday was out of the northwest. today it's out of the northeast. we have a few scattered clouds around the country, but no big deal at all. still getting up to a high of 70 degrees by lunchtime.
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at 11 ak, you will feel just fine. from 70 degrees today, we'll see rising temperatures. all this week, we'll be around 70 to 75. then the weekend, look for some mid-september-type temperatures. we're going to take it back a page on the calendar. 78 degrees for saturday. right now, very warm conditions for sunday. taking it up to 80 degrees. we'll talk about the next chance of rain around here coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> good morning. traveling in arlington, we have a water main break on washington wlfrd at wilson boulevard. so far, this intersection is still open. taking 270, this is clear. so far, you have to delays and no accidents to reporting a you make your way. traveling in d.c., local thruways are clear. i am seeing a slight delays on
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the marks train. train number 505 has six minutes delay. metro and searry, both looking good. >> thanks, danella. time now is 5:12. still to come this morning, caught on tape. the seconds before and after a train and dump truck slam into one another. also, the revealing tapes played in the conrad murray trial, michael jackson talking about the pain and hurt of a lost childhood. and
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there goes dwayne's house. whoa! whoa! and there goes dwayne. man, that thing does not like dwayne. [ male announcer ] state farm's got you covered. nice landing. it was. [ male announcer ] get to a better state. an italian judge that was part of the jury that acquitted amanda knox is speaking candidly about the trial. she told italian reporters the american student and her ex-boyfriend might know who
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killed both meredith kercher. both knox and sollecito deny any involvement in the killing. knox and sollecito were acquitted on monday. italian prosecutors say they plan to file an appeal. amanda knox could soon be reuniting with her former boyfriend. that's what her father told reporters. sollecito is currently in his hometown in southern ithly. sollecito is expecteded to fly to washington state soon to spend time with knox. jurors will learn the nitty-gritty about the drugs found with michael jackson and in his room during the time of his death. today's testimony comes a day after jurors heard the chilling conversation between jackson and murray. the doctor apparently recorded it on the iphone just weeks before the king of pop died.
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jackson was slurring his words. he talked about building a children's hospital and helping children because of what he went through as a child. >> i feel their pain. i feel their hurt. i deal with it. >> prosecutors say the recordings show that murray knew for weeks the dangerous effects the drugs he was giving jackson were having on the performer. police and fbi agents say they still have no leads in their search for a missing kansas city baby. 10-month-old lisa irwin has been missing now for more than three days. fbi agents used dogs to search the area near her home yesterday. lisa was last seen monday night when her father put her in her crib. her father discovered her missing five hours later when he returned from the late night shift at work. police say her parents are not suspects in her disappearance.
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s.w.a.t. teams plan to go door to door in california looking for 45-year-old sharif allman, a truckdriver at the quartry in supertino. police say he opened fire during a meeting yesterday. police believe allman then shot another woman in an attempted car jacking as he tried to get away. today, arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords will go to the white house to attend a special ceremony for her husband. it's the first time she will be seen publicly since she appeared in august to hold a vote in the debt ceiling debate. the white house is holding a retirement ceremony for his husband, astronaut mark kelly. after the ceremony, giffords is expected to return to houston where she is undergoing raeblz after being shot in the head in
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january. lawyers for the man accused of shooting her, jared loughner region are trying to keep him from being transferred back to a missouri prison. in an effort to make him mentally fit to stand trial, right now, he's in tucson after attending a course hearing there last week. defense tours say his attorneys are trying to stop loughner from being forcefully medicated with psychotropic drugs. >> an ocean city plaza hotel is closing early after three residents came down with regions disease. maryland's health department made the announcement yesterday. legionaire's disease is potentially deadly. the health department says preliminary tests of water samples from the hoelgs show the bacteria. final results are not expected until next week.
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and the widow of a navy s.e.a.l. killed in action is spearheading the hunt for her husband's wedding band. >> aaron vaughn is one of the 30 navy s.e.a.l.s killed in august. his wife, kimberly, was wearing his silver wedding band on her thumb. she believes she misplaced it traveling on saturday. her name is engraved inside. the washington examiner newspaper reports the school system received a $1 million grant from the federal government for the safe routes to school program. it will build new sidewalk segments where there are gaps and students will learn pedestrian safety in elementary and middle schools. crews will add crosswalks and raised paths that double as speed bumps to slow down drivers. it's going to be a great day for walking to school or any place. >> yeah. you get out for a walk today.
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here is veronica to tell us about the forecast. >> another day with sunshine. back to back days in and out with sunshine. and i keep having to check this stat. when is the last time we had back to back days with so much sunshine harnd the area? not since the end of july. it's been a long time. we had clouds and rains through september as well as early october. 59 degrees currently. big range. 45 in frederick, 58 in an appear will it his right now with a southeast wind coming through the area. huge area of high pressure coming down through the area. we have a weak weather front south of us that's produced scattered clouds. this high stays with us through tomorrow and through the weekend. eventually, we get a southwest wind for the weekend and that will allow temperatures to go up to around 80 degrees. so it will feel a lot like mid-september by the weekend. perfect for today. perfect for fall. for your evening forecast, clear skies, pleasant and 66 dropping to the upper 50s and your familiar forecast, well, we've
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got low color around here, moderate color in the mountains. some folks are asking when is peak color around here? that's not until the end of october. but i think a good weekend still for getting out. 80 degrees expected on sunday. next chance for rain, wednesday of next week. danel danella. in arlington, we have a water main break on wilson boulevard at washington boulevard. now, taking the beltway, still seeing some of the cones on the right-hand side as you make your way on the inner loop. this is a look at connecticut avenue. inn inner loop in virginia, clear. excellent time read now, 55 miles per hour. and on the rail, had an earlier delay on the marks. that looks to be gone. so far, metro mart is all
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running on schedule. tonight, the nhl hits the ice for the opening nice of the 2011-2012 season. there are three games on tonight's schedule. tomorrow, four teams will play in sweden and finland as part of the nhl premier. the capitals begin their march for lord stanley's cup when they open up at home. >> that's right. they're beginning a grueling 82-game schedule. but they did take time-out to kickback and have a little fun with season ticket holders. and nearly 4,000 hung out with the players at six flags america in prince georges county. most of the players say they love riding roller coasters. some, though, not so much. >> if there's young boys and girls in front of you that are braver than you, so you have to put on a brave face. i had my eyes shut on the first one. i'm not the best at these. but our community relations
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person is a friend of mine and she got me to go on the last two rides. no matter what, they're pretty scary, but they're pretty fun. yes, indeed. let's hope their season is nothing like these up and down rides. >> they're so tough, you never expect any of them would be fearful. >> exactly. the cardinals and the phillies play a winner take all game five tomorrow night in philadelphia. and st. louis is hoping to bring b its new unofficial mascot for the ride. last night, a squirrel ran across home plate during a cardinals at-bat. and it's the second straight game where a squirrel has appeared on the field. this one has become extremely popular. we he assume it's the same one. he has a twitter page and more than 7,000 followers. being from st. louis, i say
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whatever it takes. >> whatever. >> bring the girl along. this morning, we're getting a look at a skrash between a dump truck and a train. amazing video. >> yeah. this happened earlier this weekend. houston, texas, the security camera video shows passengers being tosd to the floor after the truck ran a red light. the truckdriver was cited on tuesday during the collision. 15 people were injured in this crash. everyone involved was taken to the hospital and they're all expected to fully recover from their injuries, thankfully. time right now is 5:26. coming up, president obama coming to a town near you. >> also, one neighborhood's chemical worries. and the my tech tributes to [ male announcer ] do you know how you will react
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remember b steve jobs, the apple visionary died yesterday. this morning, memorials are popping up at apple stores worldwide and people are using the very devices he created to
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pay tribute to him. good morning. >> welcome to news 4 today on this thursday morning. >> beautiful day out there right now. we have some -- well, we have clear skies mainly. and you can see some stars, actually. >> and the moon woke him up last night. the moonlight was so bright. knock on your window. >> i thought there was a train headed for my window. and today is filled with a lot of sunshine. for the people who do the shift work, a hard time sleeping, i guess. we're going to be stuck in another weather pattern here and we're still at the beginning of it. so good news for us. we're at 55 degrees right now, again, under clear skies, so lots of stars. a light wind at 12 miles per hour. i don't think we're going to have to deal with the wind today like we did the last two days with breezy conditions light into cleveland park. 55 degrees over in prince georges county. cooler and ft. washington in adelle phi coming in at 50
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degrees. leesburg, you're at 54. 9:00 a.m., around 60 degrees. by lunchtime today, mid 60s to 66. i think we'll max out today at 70 degrees. so just a little cooler than what we were yesterday, but i like the fact, too, that we're going to need sunglasses today. and then as we drop tonight into the mid 50s by 11:00, skies should be clear. >> good morning. i'm seeing your central lane taken away at washington boulevard due to the water main break in that area. taking 395 at duke street, clear and make your way across the 14th street bridge, i'm not seeing any issues for you during your morning commute. at 270, this is the view aft clarksburg. so far in both directions on 270, no incidents so report. joe, back to you. >> danella, thanks very much. right now, the world is mourning the death of steve
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jobs. the apple co-founder died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. apple stores across the country are becoming places of mourning and so is the house that jobs built. noel is live outside right now. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, joe. i read the news about steve jobs' death on my mac and i've been getting updates about it on my iphone. if steve jobs didn't change the world, he certainly did change the way we see it and learn about it and communicate in it. today, here in apple headquarters, there is a memorial going on and we've seen people stop by to visit that, but also, as you mentioned, apple stores around the country are turning into makeshift shrines. that is because this is a man who was a visionary. industry insiders say it will be quite some time before we see the likes of a leader like steve jobs again, joe.
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>> and earlier this week, there was the announcement about the iphone 4s. and i wonder whether there was a accepts out there that we all knew that we was very sick, but was this day right upon us? >> you know, out here, we heard a few things. we heard that steve jobs was going to make an appearance at that meeting. certainly when he didn't show up, there was some sense that maybe something wasn't quite right. i don't know that anyone had the sense, at least anyone who wasn't on the very inner circle had the sense that it was imminent. but again, this is somebody who is a titan in business. he was the front man of apple. he was the face of apple. now, steve jobs did personally hand-pick tim cook to succeed
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him. he has certainly been very active behind the scenes. but his first and the success of it remains to be seen. >> very quickly, he not only was the leader, but he was the emotional leader for the folks that work out there in apple. any plans to close the headquarters today? >> we have not heard about that, about any plans to close the headquarters today. but it certainly will be abustle of activity as people who not only work for apple, but people who use apple have been flocking, almost like it was a shrine. >> indeed, thanks very much. >> i think he was an artist, an incredible businessman. he touched our lives in so many ways. >> makeshift memorials are popping up at apple stores across the country. hundreds of people gathered at
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an apple store in san francisco. and reactions to job's death are pouring in, of course. bill gates said, quote, the world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impacts steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for years to come. president obama said, quote, the world has lost a visionary and there may be no greater tribute to steve's success than the fact much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. we're getting a sense this morning of how democrats will handle president obama's jobs plan. late last night, senate democrats announced they want to impose a 5% surcharge on americans earning at least $1 million a year. they say it will generate $450 billion, enough money to pay for the white house proposal. republicans called the tax hike a gimmick to cover up divisions among democrats. president obama will hit the
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road in virginia and north carolina later this month to push for his jobs plan. the bus tour will be -- >> there's no word on where the president will stop. . it's scheduled for the 17th through the 19th. the former alaska governor and vice presidential candidate has announced yesterday that she is not entering the race for the white house. palin says she can better serve the gop in a supporting role. she says she is still committed to landing a republican in the white house next year. palin shot down rumors that she would consider running for president as a third party candidate. texas governor rick perry is hoping months of fund-raising make up for weeks of setbacks in his white house bid. perry raised more than $17 million during the three-month period which ended september 30th. several million dollars more than any of his rivals. even more impressive, perry
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didn't even enter the race until the middle of august. he's had to deal with several controver controversies, though, in recent weeks. they include questions on his vision of immigration and revelations about a racist nickname on a rock near his family's old summer camp. residents are trying to get the chevy chase club golf course to stop using a chemical. they recently issued a letter telling residents that they're yooth methel bromide to prevent weeds. hundreds of homeowners signed a petition to try to stop the use of that chemical. >> the scientists that we've talked to talked about how serious the effects would be on our residents and especially children and pregnant women. >> i'd rather they find something a little more organic.
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>> the epa phased out meth eel bromide in 2005, but they're allowed to use it until 2015 for a chemical. also, the movement that is getting worldwide attention is setting up shop now in washington. what do expect from occupation d.c.? >> and will it be another perfect day? ♪
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so that's when i googled the galaxy to see what i could find. after searching for a while, i realized that i might have discovered my first supernova. so, i sent it into the international astronomical union. [ dad ] and it was late one evening and a friend of ours called up and said he needed to speak to caroline and then he broke the news to her that she had discovered and became the youngest person ever to discover a supernova. and i just started jumping up and down screaming and everything. it was great. i would just come into school and kids would just chant supernova, supernova. [ dad ] so, yeah, very proud, but again a little jealousy, you know there's competition between us. [ caroline ] he's out in the observatory every night too, so i definitely need to find another one. ♪
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welcome to weather on the 1s. another fabulous day is unfolding. we have a clear sky, more of the feel-good type of weather for us. we're at 55 degrees currently. look at the east wind giving annapolis 58 degrees for a current temperature. inland locations, 46 currently in college park. day planner forecast, we head into the mid 60s by lunchtime today. we should get a high of 70 degrees. by 5:00, we'll start to drop down into the upper 60s. four-day forecast, dry through
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the weekend. danella. >> good morning. if you're traveling north on bw parkway, i received a record of an didn't near 1289. as you continue towards fairfax county parkway, as you know, volume is increasing at this time. taking i-66, seeing labors getting pretty full, heading east towards the beltway. travel times is not so bad yet. right now, you're traveling at about 54 miles per hour. still on the rails, we're looking pretty good. metro mark, erie, no reported delays. now back to you both. >> thank you very much, danella. it is now 5:42. come up, the ambitious goal. plus, how one man took contracted to a whole new level. and next, they are angry, organized and arresteded
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organized labor is joining the waut wall street movement in new york city. labor union members poured into the street to join one of the largest crowds so far yesterday in the growing movement that is now nearing the end of its third week. there were similar demonstrations taking place across the country including los angeles, seattle where 20 people were arrested yesterday. today, a similar protest is expected to ramp up here in washington. more than 100 local activists groups are expected to attend a rally and concert that will last through the weekend. protesters are expected to arrive at freedom plaza. that's where we find megan joining us live this morning. good morning, megan. >> good morning, pat. those anti-wall street protests
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have been gaining in strength and it popped up in cities all around the country, as you just saw. the movement now comes to washington, d.c. for a protest group here in freedom plaza. thousands of people are expected to participate in the occupy d.c. rally and concert here at fro come plaza. protesters say they're unhappy about what is a culture of corporate greed. yesterday they staged a rally where they called for jobs and a cut to social programs. at the 9:00 a.m. this morning, people are expected to gather here in freedom plaza. the concert and rally gets under way at noon. there were events scheduled all day long. there are a number of events that are scheduled for tomorrow. right now, in freedom plaza, all is quiet. there is a stage in place here. there are about 100 or so
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different groups participating in this event. we are expecting large numbers, something to keep in mind if you work in this area. you'll see large crowds, a lot of people crossing the streets around the end of rush hour today. something to keep in mind. >> pat, back to you. >> thanks, megan. police in georges county say there were two attack incidents just apart. a man forced a woman across silver hill road behind an empty building and then raped her there. then just two days ago, they believe the same man attacked another woman about a block away, but she was able to get away. police are warning women to be on alert when they walk to the metro in the early morning. two employees in the army corps of engineers and two other men accused of spending millions
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of dollars in a fraud scheme are due in court this morning. the men were arrested in one of the most brazen corruption schemes in the history of federal contracting. prosecutors say kerry khan and michael alexander funneled more than $45 million to an unidentified company through a government contract. they say the man then used false invoices to steal $20 million. today, congresswoman gabrielle giffords will travel to the white house for a ceremony for her husband. it's the first time giffords will be seen publicly since she appeared in congress to vote on the debt ceiling debate. vice president joe biden will be host ago retirement ceremony for her his, mark kelly. after the ceremony, she will head back to houston where she's undergoing rehabilitation. the attorneys for jared loughner are trying to keep him from being transferred back to a
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missouri prison. he's been receiving psychological treatment at the springfield facility to make him fit for trial. the defense attorneys say transferring loughner back to missouri would cause him harm. texas police have extradited a ft. washington, maryland, man accused of impersonating philadelphia quarterback vince young. steven pitman was wanted in texas for violating his probation from a 2009 sexual assault charge. he allegedly impersonated the eagles quarterback and is swindled a woman out of money. a spokesman with the u.s. attorney's office says the fraud charges here in our area will stand. destroying a guitar is nothing new at a rock show, but one virginia man decided to try it at home, specifically on the head of a mon who broke into his home last week.
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>> the guitar overhead and all you hear is a crack and snapping it in half over a guy's head. >> i keep that right behind my chair. it was the first thing i grabbed when he came through, so -- >> tough on a guitar, though. john mayhue is accused of trying to break into the home on saturday. mcsorley fought him off with his six string guitar. mayhew also got charged with unlawful entry and other crimes. >> that sounds horrible. >> never quite the same. a reason to smile now. >> today's nbc four fandamonium prize is a polaroid camera. log on and like our facebook
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page, every day we pick a winner at 6:00 and announce the winner on ott 11:00 p.m. news cast. >> i think i have a bigger reason for people to smile. >> what? >> the weather. >> as a matter of fact, you might want to give a weather hug today. that's mow nice it's going to be. the fact that we have day two now with sunshine. wait until we see how many times in a row we're going to have with sunshine. we're at 55 degrees right now. the air, dry. the dew point temperature, it's 43 degrees. what's going on? a big area of high pressure is still over us. and, boy, it's given us a big range in temperatures with a light southeast wind. 43, a mid 50s to d.c. get over into annapolis and 58 is the temperature. that southeast wind coming off the water. the water temperature sat 64 degrees, so reading higher there. down through packs river, 54 in fredericksburg, virginia. there's the high pressure that i spoke of. sunshine by day and then the
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clear skies at night. so it will be nice and starry again. as a matter of fact, for the weekend coming up, should be great viewing start for the meteor showers. here is a look at your weekend forecast for the afternoon. i've got weekend on my brain already. abundant sunshine for today. nice and mild. it will be perfect for fall around here. 67 to 70 degrees and certainly feeling a lot like early november. then we drop from the mid 60s to the upper 50s. clear skies, pleasant conditions for the evening. as we go from october-type conditions today, it will feel more like mid-september come this weekend. so 70 today. 73 on friday with sunshine. 78 for saturday. sunday, nice and toasty. you know, already yesterday i was losing my jacket, getting rid of it because i was so warm. by the weekend, we'll be looking at short pants. >> veronica, that sounds good.
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as you make your way towards 1 198, you are able to by as you travel bw parkway. at shady grove, in both directions, no accidents to report. i-95 in virginia. i'm watching the scene here. i am seeing the car slow down just a bit as they make their way towards the beltway. expect delays if you're getting ready to head out of the house. not seeing any related delays on the rail. metro marks are all running on or around on schedule. call it swiss cheesy, if you will. one hot dog driver is in hot
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water after calling authorities to get boiled. it shows a driver near geneva, switzerland, doing 325 kilometers per hour. that is about 201 miles per hour. and three times the legal speed limit. police discovered the video during a separate investigation. the driver originally told police another person was behind the wheel of his bentley contine continental. but forensic evidence shows that the driver was alone. the driver has been fined $69,000 and has had his dwrns revoked. maryland governor martin o'malley and his wife will join facebook and the cartoon network today to kick off national bullying prevention month. students, teachers and parents will be encouraged to stand up against bullying by taking the stop bullying pledge at arindel
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high school. a big boost on the southwest water front. a four-star hotel is reportedly on its way. officials say they are in final negotiations to build a 268 room resort hotel near ninth and water street. the hotel would include a huge rooftop lounge overlooking the water. rooms would cost $300 to $400 a night. this is part of a water front redevelopment project scheduled to begin next year. renowned architect frank gary will update his plan for a memorial. the memorial is planned to be located next to the air and space museum. those are the plans. it features tall columnes and unique woven tapestries that will display photos. planning for the memorial has been in the works for more than
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a decade now. for the first time in more than a week, you will not seeing anyone repelling down the side of the washington monument. engineers still have to finish their report before crews can work on the repaip pairs. your kids can help break a world record next week, even without breaking a sweat. first lady michelle obama is helping to organize an attempt to set the record for most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. more than 20,000 folks around the world will have to take part to make it into the guinness book of world records. you have to do jumping jacks for at least a minutes at 2:00 p.m. on wednesday and 3:00 p.m. on wednesday. the first lady will be doing some jumping herself on the south lawn of the white house. we can do that. >> we can do that. we can get in a few in 24 hours, anyway. how amanda knox is spending her time back at home in washington state.
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>> the rare disease which is forcing a hotel in maryland to shut down. as always, we have your weather and traffic together on the 1s. i'm a curious seeker.
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