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news. an infant girl dies overnight after being left out in the cold. the condition one neighbor found her in. jon huntsman is dropping out of the presidential race. why the announcement came at a peculiar time and who he says he'll support now. good morning and welcome to "news4 today," i'm eun yang. >> good morning, i'm joe krebs on this monday, the 16th day of january. let's take a live look, cold look outside. 28 degrees as we look at the capitol dome brightly lit up. beautiful looking day, but kind of chilly. >> yeah. >> i would say. you got to respect the cold this morning. it is down into the teens throughout most of the region now. under a clear sky, thankful we don't have a lot of wind like we did on sunday. the wind has diminished since then. right now at reagan national, a gentle wind under miles per hour or so. we've got a clear sky, just 25 degrees there. and it's very dry. it's going to stay dry and you'll get static electrical shocks when you go to turn on the light.
temperatures if in the teens to the -- temperatures in the teens to the atlantic shore. at the tidal potomac, muller 20s. wee a clear sky. we have areas of high clouds into the panhandle of west virginia and maryland as well as an area of thicker clouds coming in to southwestern virginia. southern west virginia. those are all advancing toward the metro area. but we'll have quite a bit of sunshine this morning and through the afternoon, much of the area will see those high clouds beginning to drift in. sunrise at 7:25. we'll get above freezing after 9:00. it's going to take a while. after that, should climb to near 40 during the afternoon. good weather for the parade and the events for martin luther king jr. day today. and then this evening, looks like a little wintry precipitation may be in the region. we'll talk about that coming up with your evening planner. that will be at 6:11. how's traffic? good morning. bridge in our area look nice. let's look at the memorial bridge bridge. as you're crossing over, the outer loop making your way to
virginia, no issue for you. this time also on the inner loop heading into montgomery county, you look really good. nothing standing in the roadway for you. if you are traveling in southeast, southeast bridges look good, as well. taking a look at the sousa bridge, no problems for you, as well as the douglass bridge. no accidents, and all of your lanes are open. joe and eun, back to you. >> thank you very much. 6:02. breaking news in the district. a baby girl left out in the cold died overnight. police say a man found the infant abandoned late last night in the 3000 block of channing street in northeast near the maryland state line. news4's tracee wilkins is live from the scene with the breaking developments. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. folks who step out of their homes this morning are going to notice the extraordinary difference in temperature. it is freezing cold. yes, we are told that this young baby girl was found in this cold by a neighbor right there on that porch here in northeast washington. transported to the hospital where she died just a few hours
later. we're told that she was found wearing nothing, only wrapped in a blanket. police say the baby was found around 11:30 last night on this porch in the 3000 block of channing street here in northeast. the neighbor who found the baby called 911. we have reports that the infant girl was in cardiac arrest had she was found and transported to children's hospital. mind you, we were told it was 25 degrees when she was located. she died at 2:34 this morning at children's hospital. at this point we have no information on this baby's parents. we have no information on why she was left there on the porch. and no information on any possible charge. police are continuing to investigate this. tracee wilkins, live it morning in northeast. back to you in the studio. >> thank you. well, the field in the race for the republican presidential nomination is about to get a little thinner. jon huntsman is expected to pull out of the race today. the former utah governor
finished a disappointing third in last week's new hampshire primary. he had been pinning hopes on that primary. his poll numbers are even worse in south carolina which holds its primary next saturday. now ironically, huntsman just received an endorsement from "the state" newspaper which is south carolina's largest newspaper. his campaign manager says that huntsman will endorse mitt romney. romney holds a sizable lead in south carolina, according to most polls, and that's made him the prime target of his opponents' attacks. newt gingrich, rick santorum, and rick perry are all taking shots at romney. some candidates accuse him of being too liberal. others say he isn't strong enough to defeat president obama in the general election. >> i think it's important for every conservative who wants to have a conservative nominee to rally around, and i am the one person who has a realistic chance of defeating him here. and i hope every conservative will reach the conclusion that to vote for anybody but newt gingrich is in fact to help romney win the nomination.
>> i'm actually doing as well as if not better than governor romney against barack obama. >> you don't have to let the popular media tell you who's best prepared to beat barack obama. >> right now polls put newt gingrich in a distant second place in south carolina. he's followed by ron paul. rick santorum and rick per rea distant third and fourth. virginia's ballot battle may not be over yet. rick perry is appealing a judge's decision to refuse to allow him and others to add their name to the ballot. a court of appeals has been asked to order his name be placed on the ballot or ballots not be printed or mailed before the appeal is considered. the candidates failed to submit enough signatures last month to get on the march 6 ballot. today we expect to learn more about a man charged in a series of home invasion robberies in montgomery and prince george's county. police arrested 33-year-old
kevin ray on saturday after tracking him down to the outer banks of north carolina. the registered sex offender is facing charge in three home invasion robberies and two sex assaults last week in bethesda, wheatson, and temple hills. police will hold a news conference at 11:00 this morning. of course we will be there and look for the latest on news4 "midday" and nbcwashington.com. a centreville man is in custody charged with fairfax county's first homicide of the year. police accuse benjamin walker of killing his roommate, ria leslie, in their home on gunther court. air force say walker came to -- officers say walker came to jail yesterday and reported a woman dead inside his house. when police arrived at the home, they found leslie's body with trauma to her upper body. police arrested walker a short time later. they aren't saying why they believe walker killed her. today of course is the martin luther king jr. national holiday. hundreds of people marked dr. king's 83rd birthday at the martin luther king jr. memorial on the national mall yesterday.
it was the first birthday observance since the memorial was dedicated. king's son was on hand for a special wreath-laying ceremony. this afternoon, the national cathedral will hold a special service to celebrate king's legacy. king delivered his final sunday sermon at the national cathedral before his assassination back in 1968. the first family celebrated dr. king's birthday at church. they attended the historic zion baptist church in northwest washington. the service included a reading from king's letter from a birmingham jail. today the obamas will volunteer at the brown education campus in northeast washington as part of a day of service. last year the first family took part in painting projects at stuart hobson middle school in capitol hill. tonight they'll attend the let freedom ring celebration concert at the kennedy center. after eight years the martin luther king jr. day parade is returning to southeast washington. festivities will kick off at 11:00 this morning at the friendship public charter
school. the parade will end at the leckey elementary school. boxing champion lamont peterson will serve as one of the parade's grand marshals. 6:07. 28 degrees. the new developments out of italy this morning as crews work around the clock to search for any potential survivors from this cruise ship accident. and why one of the accusers in the syracuse basketball sex abuse scandal says he was lying. he made up the whole story. clear and cold outside. (ringing) hello? this is the sea calling.
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locations as well as most of west virginia, maryland, virginia, the eastern shore. near the bay waters, in the upper 20s. we have a few high clouds drifting in from the west/northwest as well as the southwest, and those will be closing in on us as the day progresses. lots of sun this morning. during the afternoon we'll have increasing clouds. sunrise at 7:25. we'll be near 40 during the afternoon hours. then this evening, under a cloudy sky, holding steady in the upper 30s through much of the evening. sun set's at 5:11. might get sleet later tonight and around dawn tomorrow. we'll talk about that as well as look at the rest of the week and weekend in ten minutes. how's traffic? pretty good. volume increasing i-66 eastbound. lanes are starting to fill up. i can tell you you're still traveling at a good travel speed. i'm not seeing any accidents or anything really slowing you down just yet. travel speed from fairfax county parkway to the beltway on 66 eastbound, you're at 60 miles per hour. and traveling on 395, you're nice and clear at duke street. in fact, all the way from duke
across the 14th street bridge, you're good northbound and southbound on i-395. traveling in maryland, i-270 the view at west montgomery avenue making your way from shady drove to the spur. no issues in either direction. joe and eun, back to you. >> thank you very much. 6:13. we'll show you a side of caps star alex ovechkin you've probably never seen before. what is slowing down search and rescue efforts in italy.
we know everyone's looking for ways to save. why not save on car insurance? [ coin drops ] [ high-pitched voice ] thanks. [ normal voice ] you're welcome. get a free quote at progressive.com. welcome back. this is a live look at search efforts going on off the tuscan coast of italy. the water is starting to get rough and slow down the dive teams. overnight rescuers found a sixth person on a luxury cruise that overturned. meanwhile, the captain is accused of showboating in the moments before his ship started taking on water, causing a panic on board. news4's angie goff joins us in
the newsroom. >> reporter: this just in. the ship is moving and just became dislodged. this is the scene off the tuscan coast where the "costa concordia" is still on its side after hitting a reef friday. this happening as we learn the death toll rises to six. 16 people are still missing. among them, two americans from minnesota. now attempts to save or at least recover bodies have been suspended. >> ladies and gentlemen, your attention, please. the situation -- >> reporter: passenger video shows a confusing evacuation. crew members try to calm people rushing to lifeboats with their life vests on. usually domestic cruises give safety briefings to passengers before ships leave port. the "costa concordia" had not done its safety drill before friday's accident. >> there was complete chaos and
no leadership. no one -- there was no protocol. >> it was like, where do we go -- >> no direction. >> no direction. we didn't have our life vests on at that point. >> reporter: many swam to shore or used safety boats. the captain could be charged with manslaughter. he's accused of abandoning the ship before everyone escaped. in an interview, the captain denies that saying he did all that he could to save lives. now italian navigation code states a captain who abandons a ship in danger can face up to 12 years in prison. eun? >> angie goff live in the newsroom. thank you. pieces of a russian spacecraft designed to study mars plunged into the pacific ocean. officials say the probe came down in flames off the coast of chile over the weekend. experts say most of the toxic rocket fuel burned off before landing. the probe launched back in november and was supposed to collect soil sample was a moon
of mars. 6:18. a howard county student will soon be reunited with her family after disappearing for a week. prince george's county police found arianna carr yesterday evening in landover hills with an acquaintance. the freshman from california flew back to d.c. on january 7 but had no contact with her family. police say she appeared to be in good health when they found her. carr's mother is now headed to washington to meet with her daughter and with detectives. one of the men who accused a former syracuse assistant basketball coach of molesting him now says he made up the whole story. floyd van heuser admits to lying when he accused fine of abusing him as a bottom. he wanted to get back at him for not hiring a attorney to fight his criminal conviction. he's facing life in prison for several burglaries. fine helped raise him after his parents died. three other men still accuse fine of sexually abusing them when they were young.
a stunner in green bay. the new york giants shocked the packers 37-20 in the divisional round of the playoffs yesterday. green bay is the first team in the nfl author win at least 15 games during the regular season and then lose their first game of the playoffs. up next for new york, the san francisco 49ers who won in a thrilling game. remember redskins fans, we are we beat the giants twice this season. remember that? >> so there. the baltimore ravens are heading to the afc championship game. they beat the houston texans 20-13 yesterday. the ravens capitalized on four texans's's turnovers. they finished the season a perfect 9-0 at home. the ravens now head to new england next weekend. the washington capitals' roller coaster season has climbed to the top of another hill. the caps are now tied for first place in their division after beating the hurricanes 2-1 yesterday. the last time they were in first place was back in november. they have now won three games in
a row. ♪ perhaps alex ovechkin is preparing for a career after hockey. take a look. ove showed off his rapping skills in this song by russian hip-hop star sasha belie, about the great things you get by becoming a champion. like starring in a rap video. >> absolutely. who knew there were russian hip-hop stars? >> there you go. and who knew alex ovechkin could be the rapper that he is? my goodness. >> quite a performer. in all cases. >> exactly. 6:21. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. meteorologist it tom kierein to tell us about the forecast. good morning. good morning, it is a cold start throughout much of the region. we're in the teens most of virginia, west virginia, maryland, the eastern shore, right now prince george's county in the upper teens. so is montgomery county, arlington county, but it's in the mid teens much of fairfax county.
the district of columbia low to mid 20s. near the bay, mid to upper 20s. we've got a mostly clear sky now. a few high clouds are drifting into the panhandle of west virginia and western maryland. and there's another area of some thicker clouds right now in southwestern virginia to the carolinas, into southern west virginia, into kentucky and tennessee, that's coming our way later today. a lot of sun this morning. we'll get above freezing after 9:00. then it will be near 40 during the afternoon. sunrise at 7:25. sunset at 5:11. this evening there's a chance of sleet areas west of washington late evening. that would be around the shenandoah valley and perhaps around the blue ridge. then closer to the metro area tomorrow morning, predawn, we could have sleet around especially western and northern suburbs. after that, warming to the 50s with rain off and on tomorrow. a rainy day on tuesday. and then wednesday, sun back, getting colder from near 40 early in the morning down to 30 after sunset with a blustery wind and a cold, dry pattern for thursday and friday. then saturday, some chilly rain maybe. danella, how's traffic? traveling i-95 southbound at 234, looks like the tow truck is towing out the tractor-trailer.
had the me step back so you can see this. right now as we speak, two left lanes are still blocked here while crews are working to get this truck out of the roadway. but it looks to be just about cleared. that's good. and if you're traveling the beltway in maryland, busy at colesville road. no major delays. in fact, on the outer loop as well as the inner loop of the beltway in maryland, you're clear as well as the beltway in montgomery county and in virginia. no accidents at this time. joe and eun, back to you. >> thank you very much. 6:23. now 29 degrees. the health concern this morning now that a totally drug-resistant disease was discovered. an online retailer is hacked. laces? really? slip-on's the way to go.
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bnchlth 3,500 people in alaska's remote city of nome are depending on this russian tanker. it's off the coast waiting for sunrise so it can deliver fuel there. the crew has only about five hours of daylight to complete the shipment of fuel. workers have build a half-mile ice path through the sea for a fuel hose to rest on. a storm kept nome from getting its normal winter delivery back in november. without the shipment, home heating fuel could run out by spring and well before the next delivery which is scheduled for late may or early june. an alarming discovery by doctors in india. they're reporting at least 12 cases of tuberculosis that are completely resistant to medicine. doctors say they tried a dozen drugs to treat the dangerous
lung disease. and none of them worked. three of those patients have died. medical experts do not expect this strain of tb to spread quickly. coming up, who shined the brightest at the golden globe awards. and what meteorologist tom kierein says. and breaking news in d.c., an infant dies after being left
good morning. at 6:29, braengds. a baby -- breaking news. a baby found abandoned in the cold and dies. what police are telling us. good morning, welcome back to "news4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang. it is monday, january 16, 2012. we're taking a live look outside now at 6:30. 28 degrees on martin luther king jr. day today. a very cold start to our morning, tom. >> yeah. we've had temperatures below freezing since just around sunset last evening and all through the night. it's continued to drop. and now at reagan national, just downriver to the right, it's at 25 degrees. there's capitol hill in the distance under a clear sky. it's very dry. you'll need the skin lotion throughout the day. a light breeze out of the south
may pick up as the day progresses. it is frigid. west virginia, virginia, maryland, the eastern shore, most locations in the teens including fairfax, arlington, prince george's, and montgomery counties. and we'll hold steady here below freezing until perhaps later this morning. wouldn't be until after 9:00 or so that we'll get above freezing. we'll warm up, getting to near 40 later this afternoon with increasing clouds moving in from the southwest and northwest. and we'll have temperatures holding steady near 40 during the afternoon hours. good weather for the martin luther king jr. day parade today and events at the memorial there on the tidal basin. should be good weather for that. but layer up, certainly a cold day. sunrise at 7:25. sunset at 5:11. a look at your evening planner for this monday and wintry precipitation maybe tonight. we'll look at that in ten minutes. how's traffic? still looking readiy good in our area. if -- really good in our area. if you're taking the beltway, no problems from route 50, bowie to the beltway. even in annapolis, looking clear
in both directions. a live look at 50, 301 and route 3 traveling eastbound or westbound on route 50. i'm not seeing any issues. your volume is light. if you're taking the red line today, expect delays. single tracking in two places, first in d.c. between van ness and dupont circle, and then also in maryland this time between forest glen and tacoma metro station. again, delays in both directions. joe and eun, back to you. >> thank you. breaking news in the district right now. a baby girl left out in the cold overnight has died. police say a man found the infant abandoned late last night in the 3000 block of channing street in northeast washington near the maryland state line. we have more live from the scene. >> reporter: good morning, joe. this is an extraordinarily sad and also confusing situation. weaver not sure why this -- we are not sure where y this baby was left on the porch. we don't know if she was abandoned or somehow forgotten
by the parents. we know it happened there on the porch of that home there. police were called after a neighbor discovered this baby who was evidently naked and only wrapped in a blanket. she was rushed to the hospital and reportedly died a few hours later. police say the baby was found around 11:30 last night on a porch in the 3000 block of channing street in northeast. the neighbors who found the baby called 911. we have reports that the infant girl was in cardiac arrest when she was found. mind you, we are dealing with below freezing temperatures. it started last night and is continuing this morning. the child was taken to children's hospital where, according to police, she died at 2:35 this morning. at this point we have no information on the parents this child and no information on possible charge. we do know that police are continuing their investigation. i'm tracee wilkins, live in northeast. back to you all in the studio. >> thank you very much. a centreville, virginia, man is in custody this morning charged with fairfax county's
first homicide of the year. police accuse benjamin walker of killing his roommate in their home on gunther court. officers say walker came to a jail yesterday and reported a woman dead inside his house. when police arrived at that home, they found leslie's body with trauma to her upper body. police arrested walker a short time later. they aren't saying why they believe walker killed her. today we expect to learn more about the man charged in a series of home invasion robberies in montgomery and prince george's counties. police arrested 33-year-old kevin ray saturday after tracking him down to the outer banks. ray, who is a registered sex offender, is facing charge in three home invasion robberies and two sex assaults last week in bethesda, temple hills, and wheaton. this morning, ray is back in police custody in montgomery county. police will hold a news conference at 11:00 this morning. we'll be there, look for the latest on news4 "midday" and nbcwashington.com. this morning police in alexandria are trying to figure
out what led a car to run off the road killing an 8-year-old boy. the driver lost control of the honda accord on duke street heading toward 395. the car hit a mother and child and went down an embankment. the boy died at the scene. the mother is expected to be okay. the driver was not injured. police have not charged him at this time. today is martin luther king jr. day. millions of americans will celebrate his life and honor his legacy today. megan mcgrath is live near the king memorial with more on what is happening here in the district. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. that's right, this is a day set aside to honor the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. we're here along the tidal basin. and you can see across the water here lit off in the distance the new martin luther king jr. memorial. this is the first holiday since the opening this memorial. and we're expecting big crowds here today for the 8:00 a.m. wreath-laying ceremony as well as a lot of visitors just coming throughout the day to pay their
respects. now yesterday, king's son visited the memorial and participated in a remembrance ceremony. he says his father's message of justice and equality didn't end with his death. that all of us need to continue dr. king's work. >> we have to remember to be challenged. now is reach deep into the depths of our souls to identify the best of who we are. because we are an incredible nation. and we are incredible people. and it only takes a few good women and men to bring it change. >> reporter: and that wreath-laying ceremony is open to the public. it takes place here at the memorial at 8:00 this morning. also later today, there's going to be a parade in southeast washington. and the parade route will take it along mlk avenue. if you're planning on attending the parade later on today, definitely bundle up. very, very cold out here. we're expecting people to line up along the roadway well in advance of the actual parade
kicking off this morning. they have bands, a number of folks participating. back to you. >> all right. megan mcgrath live for us. thank you. and here is a closer look at the parade route in southeast washington. festivities kick off at 11:00 this morning at the friendship public charter school. the parade ends at leckey elementary school. today a special episode of "icarly" starring first lady michelle obama will air. she taped an episode of that nickelodeon show to help promote military families. actress miranda cosgrove plays the daughter of an air force colonel on the show. and students at hayfield secondary school in alexandria got a sneak peek at the episode featuring the first lady on friday. 6:37 now. the "today" show is coming up next at 7:00. let's check with natalie morales to see what they're working on. natalie, i can't believe you're up at this hour after last night. you look gorgeous, by the way. >> thank you very much. we've been having a lot of fun here in los angeles. let me tell you what's coming up this monday morning on "today." we of course have complete
coverage of the golden globes. we're going to break down the winners, tell you how ricky gervais did as host this year. of course, check out all the action on the red carpet. also ahead, the very latest on that cruise ship disaster off the coast of italy. the confirmed death toll rose overnight as the cruiseliner's owner suggested the captain may have been guilty of significant human error. we're live at the scene and will talk to a california family who survived. those stories, plus how you can get a red carpet-ready body just like your favorite stars. all when we get started on a monday morning here on "today." we're so excited to be bringing it to you live from los angeles. >> looking forward to it. although i don't know if there's anything any of us can do to look like the red carpet stars for sure. >> no. >> thank you very much. >> probably not eating is probably how you get that body. >> exactly right. thanks. see you soon. >> not eating and working out eight hours a day. >> and sucking in. >> anybody can do it. exactly. 6:38 the time. a hacker gains access to 24
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good morning. a frigid start to this namartin luther king jr. day. locations from west virginia to the atlantic beaches, cold. from the berry farm neighborhood to mt. rainier, largo, franconia, and wheaton, a mostly clear sky. a few high clouds will be drifting in later today. and those will be moving in during the afternoon. sunrise, 7:25. above freezing after 9:00. then near 40 during the afternoon. should be good weather for all of the events today. for martin luther king jr. day.
layer up. it's going to be cold. we'll be above freezing this evening and maybe a little sleet off to the west of washington. that will be late in the evening and maybe closer to the metro area tomorrow morning. we'll talk about that the rest of the week and weekend in ten minutes. how's traffic? good news if you're traveling in dumfries. had an accident i-95 south at 234. it is out of the roadway, involved a tractor-trailer, he's out of here. lanes are open as you continue to head southbound. now traveling i-270, there's where we have an accident north at democracy. you see it blocking the left shoulder lane as well as the left lane. as you're traveling northbound on i-270 past democracy, use caution. traveling 295, no issues there. this is a look, 270 northbound and southbound at 175. no issues to report. in fact, you're clear as you make your way on to the tollway and continue around the tollway looking for accidents -- beltway looking for accidents there. back to you. >> thank you. the race for the republican presidential nomination is about to get a little thinner.
jon huntsman is expected to pull out of the race today. the former utah governor finished in a disappointing third place in last week's new hampshire primary. he had been pinning a lot of his hopes on the primary. his poll numbers are even worse in south carolina which holds its primary next saturday. oddly enough, huntsman just received an endorsement from "the state," cirque's largest newspaper. his campaign manager says that huntsman will endorse mitt romney. romney holds a sizable lead in south carolina according to most polls, and that made him the prime target of his opponents' attacks. newt gingrich, rick santorum, and rick perry are all taking shot at romney. some candidates accuse him of being too liberal. others say he isn't strong enough to defeat president obama in the general election. >> i think it's important for every conservative who wants to have a conservative nominee to rally around, and i am the one person who has a realistic chance of defeating him here. and i hope every conservative
will reach the conclusion that to vote for anybody but gingrich is, in fact, to help romney win the noimds. >> i'm actually doing as well as if not better than romney against barack obama. >> you don't have to let the popular media tell you who's best prepared to beat barack obama. >> right now polls put newt gingrich in a distant second place in south carolina. he's followed by ron paul, rick santorum, and rick perry a distant third and fourth. maryland governor martin o'malley will travel to south carolina today to attack mitt romney. he's expected to attack romney's jobs record from when he was governor of massachusetts. o'malley will likely be an active surrogate for president obama during the general election. virginia's ballot battle may not be over just yet. rick perry is appealing a federal judge's decision refuse to add him and three other candidates to virginia's republican primary ballot. attorneys for the texas governor have asked a court of appeals to order his name be placed on the
ballot or ballots not be printed or mailed before the court considers his appeal. perry, newt gingrich, rick santorum, and jon huntsman all failed to submit enough signatures last month to get on the march 6 ballot. today, gun rights supporters in virginia will rally and lobby in richmond. the state capital. members of the virginia citizens defense league will lobby state lawmakers asking them to defend virginia's right to gun ownership. the commonwealth does allow people to carry handguns openly, and virginia resident can also conceal and carry handguns as long as they have permits. this is the third annual lobby day. new from overnight, an online retailer is trying to figure out how their accounts were hacked. the incident puts 24 million customers' private information at risk. here's angie goff with more. >> reporter: good morning. many of you are waking up this morning with an e-mail from zappos, the online retailer says its website was hacked. the hacker was able to gain
access to some of your personal information. now you'll need to reset your password. this is what the e-mail says -- "we were recently the victim of a cyberattack by a criminal who gained access to parts of our network and system through one of our servers in kentucky." the company says full credit card numbers were not stolen because they are stored separately. let's look at what is affected. zappos says hackers may have accessed customer names, e-mail addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers, and the last four digits of your credit card bills. as a precaution, zappos is forcing customers to reset their passwords. customers can log on to this website right here to do just that. the company also recommends customers who use their zappos passwords at other sites should change those passwords, too. back to you. >> angie goff reporting. today the employment center for maryland's soon-to-be largest casino will start taking applications. maryland live says it will fill more than 1,500 positions for
the new location at anne arundel mills mall. there are both full and part-time jobs available in a range of different fields. the employment center will be open 10:00 to 7 clock weekdays. maryland live is expected to open for business this summer. and if it seems like you've been paying more than usual at the gasoline pump lately, it is not your imagination. aaa says gun prices are at historic highs for this time of year. blames soaring crude oil prices, plus the repeal of the ethanol tax credit for the price hike. right now the average in for a gallon of regular gas is $3.39. that would be four pennies higher than just last week. and the average price in the district is $3.54, about two cents higher than it was yesterday. in maryland, you'll pay about $3.39 a gallon. price hasn't changed much since yesterday. and in virginia, the average price for a gallon of regular is $3.31, which has also held steady over the past day. and now to a developing story off the coast of italy. italian state tv is reporting
that authorities are evacuating rescued divers off a cruise ship that ran aground on friday night. the ship apparently became dislodged and is now moving and seems to be settling. overnight rescuers recovered a sixth body on board. the ship's captain is under investigation for possible foul play. he's accused of deliberately steering the ship to shallow water to entertain tourists and then abandoning the ship during the evacuation. in a statement, costa cruises which operates the ship, said it appeared significant human error on the part of the captain led to these grave consequences. the golden globes are to the oscars what kim kardashian is to kate middleton. what? a bit louder. bit trashier. bit drunker. and more easily bought. >> comedian ricky gervais
returned to host the 69th annual golden globes. he joked about reality tv star kim kardashian and the duchess of cambridge. it was much calmer some say than last year when he insulted the organization and several hollywood stars. as far as the winners, the black and white silent film called "the artist" picked up through awards. >> you loved that movie. >> i did, wonderful movie. >> that's the most prize this year. nbc's mark barger has a wrap-up of the winners. oh -- "the artist"! >> reporter: silence was golden at the globes sunday night. "the artist" scored three wins including best musical or comedy and best actor for the silent movie actor facing the end of an era. >> thank you, merci. >> reporter: also scoring big, ory set in hawaii took best y drama. and best actor honors for george
clooney. >> want to thank michael for taking over the frontal nudity responsibilities that i had. >> reporter: meryl streep had more than anyone else. shy she played british prime minister margaret thatcher. >> i want to thank my agent and god, harvey weinstein. >> reporter: another real-life role, marilyn monroe, brought michelle williams her first globe. best actress in a musical or comedy for "my week with marilyn." another first-time globe winner was octavia spencer, best supporting actress for "the help." and christopher plummer for "the beginners." "the adventures of tin tin" won and martin scorsese won for the family adventure "hugo." >> thank you very much. >> reporter: on the tv side the conspiracy thriller "homeland" won best drama. its star, claire danes, best actress. best actor went to kelsey grammer for his role as a corrupt chicago mayor in "boss." >> "modern family." >> reporter: "modern family"
grabbed kudos for best tv comedy. laura dern won for "enlightenment." former "friends" star matt leblanc won for actor. playing an exaggerated character of himself in episodes. now that the golden globes are in the books the awards season continues for the movie industry. the oscar nominations coming up next tuesday. in beverly hills, i'm mark barger, nbc news. we want to thank the 85,000 people who came out to our 19th annual health and fitness expo this past weekend. it was a huge success. from zumba to eye exams, volunteers provided free classes and very important health screenings. we hope you join us next year for our 20th anniversary. can't tell you how much we appreciate you stopping by to say hello to us, as well. >> it was wonderful. great to meet folks who watch "news4 today." it was really wonderful. >> yes, indeed. met a lot of viewers yesterday that came from as far away as hagerstown, culpeper, fredericksburg, annapolis, and from all around the region.
we greatly appreciate your loyal sup superviewer -- local viewership every morning. i talked to many people who get up and watch us starting at 4:30. coming up on this martin luther king jr. day, you'll need to layer up before you head out the day. at reagan national, there's the first light of day. it's 25 degrees there. it's dry. you'll need the skin lotion all day. we're into the teens from west virginia all the way to the eastern shore. that's our viewing area. and from the pennsylvania border all the way to fredericksburg and charlottesville, too, that our viewing area, all of these areas are in the teens this morning. we're under a clear sky now. but we have a few high clouds drifting in from the northwest and southwest. they'll number later today. sunrise at 7:25. we'll get above freezing after 9:00. during the afternoon, near 40 degrees. good weather for the martin luther king jr. day parade and for the events throughout the day. then clouding up by late afternoon, then this evening, there is a chance of sleet off to the west around shenandoah valley and perhaps the blue ridge. but closer to washington, maybe by dawn tomorrow, we're going to
be near freezing. we may have sleet around starting off early tomorrow morning. then after that, it will change to rain as we warm into the 50s and rain off and on during the day on tuesday, endingitud tues evening. near 40 on wednesday, dropping during the day. a gusty wind and sunshine. near 30 by sunset. near 20 by dawn thursday. and cold on thursday and friday. highs only in the 30s to near 40. dry, maybe some rain as we get going into the weekend on saturday. danella, how's traffic? i just received a tweet. the beltway, outer loop at bw parkway, a car fire. i saw a twitter picture of it blocking the right lane. i can tell you now it looks like three of your right lanes are blocked. again, this is the outer loop of the beltway at bw parkway. now, taking the beltway in virginia, this is a live look at gw parkway. i'm not seeing any issues for you. getting busy inner loop and outer loop. again, no accidents in this area. if you're taking the rails, delays on the red line in both directions due to single tracking first between van ness and dupont circle and also
forest glen and tacoma. back to you. >> thanks. new information about breaking news we're following in northeast d.c. police say a baby died after it was found abandoned on a porch on channing street. news4's tracee wilkins just talked with the man who lives in the home where the baby was found s. that correct? >> reporter: yes, absolutely, joe. we just spoke with this man. and he tells us that he was surprised when a neighbor banged on his door and said, "i just found a baby on your stoop." not even on the porch, but there on the stoop. as you walk into his yard. he's saying that he had no idea where this baby came from, but it was his neighbor who was on his way to the store who noticed the infant girl. let me show you or let you hear from that man now. >> a neighbor banged on my door after finding the child. and i saw them bringing it out of the house. but they were rushing to the ambulance. he said he found it walking to
the store at 11:30, half uncovered in a towel. >> reporter: this baby was rushed to children's hospital where she died at 2:35 a.m., according to d.c. police. live in northeast, back to you all in the studio. >> just a terrible story. thank you very much. today is martin luther king jr. day. millions of americans will celebrate his life and honor his legacy today. megan mcgrath is live now with more on what's happening here in the district. good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, eun. there are a number of different events taking place here in washington today to honor the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. including a wreath-laying ceremony which will happen at the new mlk memorial, that's open to the public and free. it takes place at 8:00 this morning. also later on today, there's going to be a parade in southeast washington. that gets underway at 11:00 a.m. back to you. >> thanks. >> thank you very much. and that is "news4 today." thank you for starting your monday with us. >> the "today" show is next.
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