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charles county. but most of them are farther south and east of there. temperatures around the beltway and the suburbs in maryland. generally in the upper 60s to near 70,ncluding prince george and montgomery counties. in arlington and fairfax, around 70 degrees. the air is rather humid. in the district of columbia, lower 70s most locations. and much of the region, near 70, as well. by 7:00, near 70 degrees. partly-sunny. a light, midwesterly breeze. by noontime, about 80 degrees. and there's a chance of an isolated shower popping up. and in the afternoon, we could get some storms rolling through the region. i'll show you the timing on that and the highs expected this afternoon in a few minutes. looking at your traffic at 6:01. the accident that had the h.o.v. lanes blocked at edsall road is clear. traffic moving once again. this is 395 south of edsall road
there. looking at 270. this is in the germantown area. traffic moving well. this is 270 northbound at democracy boulevard. traffic moving right along. metro transit, on time right now. moderate delays on vre. new this morning, two people are in the hospital after a shooting in southeast d.c. this happened along g street. one victim was shot in the face. the other victim, a 17-year-old girl, was shot in the leg and chest. we're told both victims taken to the hospital. they do have life-threatening injuries. police are not releasing details about a suspect or a motive in this case. new this morning, a fire damaged a row house in the district. the fire broke out just after 11:00 last night an 14th place and c street in northeast. no one was home when the fire started. and no one was hurt.
the fire displaced one family, though. right now, president obama is in northern ireland for the g-8 summit. he and the first lady spoke to college students in belfast less than 30 minutes ago. the president and other world leaders will discuss trade, security and their economies in the two-day meeting. they will discuss the crisis in syria. that will be one of the topics the president talks about when he meets with vladimir putin. russia has been one of the syrian government's key allies. new this morning, we're receiving word that britain may have its own government surveillance scandal on its hands. "the guardian" is reporting that the british spy agency, gchq hacked into e-mails and phones during international conferences. according to the report, they stole passwords in 2009. "the guardian" got the information from former nsa contractor edward snowden.
back in the u.s., you can expect fallout from the secret surveillance programs. colorado senator mark udall will introduce a bill to limit what phone records the government can access. he thinks the nsa should be allowed to collect information from people with ties to terrorism. >> i don't think collecting millions and millions of americans' phone calls -- this is the meta data. this is time, place, to whom you direct the calls, is making us safer. and i think it's a violation of the fourth amendment. >> remember when central agents arrested this man for planning to blow up new york city subways. the government says the nsa surveillance programs helped them foil that plan and more than a dozen other terror plots around the world. this is just into the newsroom. we know that 23 people have been killed in floods in northern india. dozens of people missing. the water washed away buildings
and roads. a landslide triggered by the monsoon, buried a bus. at this point this morning, troops trying to rescue people who are stranded. also getting some food and water supplies to be dropped off in the villages that have been cut off after roads were washed away. the rains expected for another three days or so. at the live desk. in the day ahead, baker makes his first appointments to the county's board of education. under a new law that went into effect, baker has the authority to appoint three members. the county council can appoint one to the board. the four new members will be sworn in this afternoon. they will work with the nine members that were elected. today is one of only three decision days left for the supreme court. the final day of their term is scheduled for a week from today. and the justices have to rule on four high-profile cases.
one has to do with the constitutionally of affirmative action. another is the voting rights act. and the two gay marriage cases. a blog that covers the nation's highest court says it is possible the court could add days to give more time to hand down those opinions. we're getting a new picture of the media coverage of same-sex marriage. the pew research center looked at gay marriage before the march supreme court hearings. stories with statements in support of gay marriage outweighed the opposition by a 5-1 margin. but pew says that is largely because the stories were about polls showing a more positive attitude in society toward same-sex marriage. or politicians announcing their support. firefighters getting a better handle on the deadly fire
in colorado. steady rain moved in through the area, helping firefighters. firefighters hope to have it under control by thursday. the fire burned 22-square miles, killing 2 people and destroying 500 homes. that makes it the most destructive wildfire in colorado's history. sentenced to death as a teenager. now, ready to walk free. the developments that will set one of america's youngest death row inmates free today. and tensions remain high in turkey, as more protesters take to the streets. the scene playing out in that country. and who needs sunblock? the food that could protect your skin outdoors. good morning. i'm tom kierein. getting sprinkles south of the metro area. and it's a rather muggy morning. a look at the rest of your anncr: competition makes us rivals. but kids bring us together. america's beverage companies voluntarily removed... full-calorie soft drinks from schools. and we replaced them... with lower-calorie options, and smaller portion sizes.
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we are celebrating some big honors here at nbc 4 today. we attended the 55th annual emmy awards this weekend in baltimore. >> and news 4 today was honored as best morning newscast. producers accepted the awards there. >> one of our producers producing right this minute. i was honored with best host for "foodies d.c.," which is always fun. >> and wendy rieger won best news report. and our news department got best news promo image. >> they also won the award with wendy. >> and we appreciate our team that makes this newscast every day. it's not easy to work with us. let's check in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom
kierein. >> i was wondering why you had that emmys statue glued to the hood of your car. >> no. >> starting off with clouds around the metro area. getting sprinkles from the clouds south of washington. little speckles of green. they're passing to the east. and breaks in the clouds. hometown forecast, warrenton, maybe an isolated thunder shower. that's going to be the story for much of the region today. mid-80s by midafternoon. and passing showers and thunder showers, from noontime to early evening. possible, about a 40% chance. and probably not severe. we'll warm in the afternoon. back to you. want to look at the beltway for you this morning. particularly 395. you see that traffic there. it's because of an accident earlier that's cleared in the h.o.v. lanes. we're hearing about a delay as we look at this live picture of chopper 4, in the northbound lanes of 395. a seven-mile delay, backing into
virginia this morning. if you avoid getting on 395, to virginia heading north, do that. try to find another route to get north of edsall road. keeping an eye on 95 south in the lorton area. taking you 48 minutes as a result of the backups along 95 and 395. beef. it's not what's for dinner apparently. the changing appetite that has people around the world reaching for something else. also ahead. not the moment she had been dreaming about. the blunder by
welcome back at 6:15 right now. part of quaker lane in alexandria is closed right now because of a water main break. let's go to megan on the scene. >> reporter: if you use quaker lane in alexandria, you're going to have a tough time this morning because of this water main. you see the water on the side of the road. and it's pooling in spots. they have all of the lanes closed on quaker lane. the break itself is at quaker and coventry. this is an aerial view. this was shot with our cam here.
the actual closure itself on quaker is between duke and seminary. now, there are some crews on the scene. but they have not begun the work of digging up this pipe. it's going to be a while before this repair can be completed. if you use quaker lane in alexandria, keep in mind, everything is closed between duke and seminary. so, you want to plan accordingly this morning. >> megan, thank you. jury selection will resume less than three hours than now in george zimmerman's murder trial. lawyers on both sides are agreeing on six jurors and four alternates. the judge in the case ruled that the jury will be sequestered in the trial. 43-year-old paula cooper will walk out of an indiana prison a free woman. she was sentenced to death for killing a bible schoolteacher.
the death sentence gained international protests, including a plea for clemency from pope john paul ii. she was ordered to serve 60 years in prison. she's being released because of good behavior. a former hitman expected to take the stand to testify against james "whitey" bulger. he admitted to killing 20 people and spent 12 years in jail before striking a deal with prosecutors. bulger is charged with participating in 19 murders in the '70s and '80s. also facing charges for extorting bookmakers and running illegal businesses. activists say a car bomb car getting a checkpoint near a military airport in damascus killed ten soldiers and wounded ten others. it happened in the same neighborhood that houses embassies in damascus. this video appears to show
rebels attacking troops. nbc news cannot verify the authenticity of this video. the obama administration decided to arm the rebels after the syrian government used chemical weapons against its people. 800,000 turkish union workers are holding a one-day strike over the forced evictions of protesters from istanbul's park. police fired teargas and water canons on protesters. the demonstration began two weeks ago against plans to redevelop the park. it's spread to a broader discontent against the prime minister of turkey. the u.s. and south korea discussing how to handle north korea's proposal for peace talks. the isolated nation made that proposal yesterday. but it demanded there were no preconditions before coming to the table. the u.s. responded saying they would sit down only with -- only would sit down if north korea's nuclear program was up for discussion. south korea has agreed to stand
by the demands of the u.s. experts say north korea will often propose talks after igniting tension to earn some concessions from other nations. scientists may have discovered why cancer spreads. researchers at university college in london say there is a chase and run effect where a disease and healthy cells follow each other around the body. the group says the next step is to develop a treatment to stop the chase and run effect, which would keep cancer tumors have spreading. what are you having for dinner tonight? chances are you're going to have fish and not beef. a new report from the u.n. and the department of agriculture shows more people are eating fish than beef. listen to this. the number of fish coming out of farms has increased six-fold over the last 20 years. doctors are not too shocked by that. they say more and more people realize that fish is a healthy protein. this morning, a finalist in the miss usa competition is drawing attention for her response for her question against income and equality.
look at how she answered that question. >> really goes back to education. and how we are continuing to try to strive to -- figure out how to create jobs right now that's the biggest problem right now. and i think especially the men are seen as the leaders of this. and so, we need to figure out how to create education better so that we can solve this problem. thank you. >> thank you. >> that was miss utah. and that response did not help her take home the crown. miss connecticut's erin brady took the title. congratulations. you know, there's a lot of pressure up there. >> yeah. they're on the spots. 6:21 is our time right now. let's put tom on the spot and see if we can come up with a
decent forecast. >> starting off humid this mo morning. the sun's been up a half an hour. these are our earliest sun rises of the year. we're approaching the summer solstice in a few days. in the weather center, a few sprinkles. that area of moving rain massing south of washington. prince william county. northern stafford getting sprinkles. lower part of the eastern shore. and farther north and west, sunshine breaking out through the cloud cover. low to mid-70s around washington, the immediate suburbs. and farther north and west, it's in the 60s. it's humid this morning. we're going to stay humid through noontime. a small chance of a shower or thunder shower. but during the afternoon, much of the metro area and much of the region will probably have some passing thunder showers rolling through. i don't anticipate any severe storms. highs reaching the mid-80s. and more tomorrow. the forecast showing a greater chance of showers off and on an wednesday and cooler with the
northeast wind. highs near 80. maybe an afternoon thunder shower. and lower humidity moves in. time for thursday, friday. and a little more humid for the weekend, with great beach and pool weather. highs 80s. thursday, all the way into sunday. i'm back in ten minutes with another update. back to you. >> we'll see you then, tom. let's check on the latest on the roads. take a look at the backups here from chopper 4. this is a seven-mile backup on the beltway as a result of the earlier accident on 395 and edsall road. that accident is cleared as the morning rush hour goes on. traffic is backing up on the beltway. this is from chopper 4. let's look in montgomery county. this is university boulevard. and you can see traffic moving pretty well there at this point. 11 minute there's from i-95 to 270 on the beltway. 55 miles per hour. let's look at the water main break in alexandria. north quaker lane is closed between duke street and seminary road. and we have a workaround for
welcome back. you might have some tough choices to make when you buy your next iphone. rumor has it, apple may offer several different colors and screen sizes with its next iphone. you will be able to pick between a 4.7-inch screen and a 5.7-inch screen. if you go with a lower-end phone, you could have five or six colors to choose. we've been told the best way to beat the burn is to stay out of the sun and apply sunscreen. new research says certain foods may help protect your skin.
the group says eating tomatoes may help because it contains an antioxidant. fruits and vegetables that contain beta carotene or vitamin c and e. can protect against the son. but doctors will say, that help. but you have to put on your the sunscreen. new problems for virginia governor, bob mcdonald. the items he's accused of billing taxpayers for. and some changes in one school districts after pencil pranks left students suspended. the new information that could have parents paying attention to their children's behavior. more storms could dampen your afternoon plans.
right now, a washout in one road in alexandria, virginia. a live picture after a water main break on a busy commuter route. we'll have a live report coming up for you. good morning, everybody. >> let's look outside right now at 6:31. the sun peeking through the skies right there. some cloudy skies. and a bit muggy out there. let's check in with tom right now. 6:31 weather and traffic. >> it looks like a summer morning sky and dress for some watt and humid weather. we should be hitting the 80s. dress accordingly. it's mild and muggy. and the storm team 4 radar, picking up sprinkles. the areas in green in charles county and stafford county, as well as southern st. mary's. the sprinkles heading off to the east. a little bit of sunshine breaking out. temperatures right now are generally in the 60s across west
virginia, the shenandoah valley. and closer to washington right now, it's near 70 degrees near the beltway, as is southern maryland and right near the bay and the eastern shore. temperatures through the morning hours will be in the 70s. and by noontime, ought to be in the low 80s. there's a small chance of an isolated thunder shower popping up around noontime to the west of washington. a greater chance this afternoon. i'll show you the timing on that, how hot's it going to get. that's in about ten minutes. >> thank you. and delays are building along the beltway this morning in virginia. a live look from chopper 4 over the beltway area after an accident on 395. we're seeing delays growing to about 7 1/2 miles right now. your trip from the beltway to the 14 street bridge going to take about 18 minutes as the traffic is moving a bit slowly. 36 miles per hour right now. a look at 66 in virginia. you see the picture from the fairfax county parkway. the drive in taking about 14 minutes this morning to get into
the -- from the fairfax county parkway to the beltway on 66. today, two people accused of setting a series of fires on virginia's eastern shore expected in court. charles smith iii and tanya bundick, charged with one county each of arson and conspiracy to commit arson. police arrested the couple in april. in court documents smith told investigators he set 55 fires and bundick set 15 fires. suffolk county public schools rerising its weapons policies after two students were pretending that pencils were guns. under the revised policies, school administrators can look at factors whether the opt is listed as a weapon. two 7-year-old students were suspended for pointing pencils and making gun noises. one of the boys was reportedly
impersonating his father who is a former marine. this morning, a prince george's county family is asking for you help to solve a tragedy on the beltway. 22 tiara jackson was involved in a crash last weekend on the outer loop. they say she survived the crash. when she got out of her car, police believe she was hit by several cars, including a tractor-trailer. jackson leaves behind her 18-month-old son. her family in clinton, maryland, hopes someone will come forward. >> someone's car came home, you know, that was smashed in that wasn't when they left home and they don't have a good explanation as to why. >> anyone with information about that crash can call maryland state police. if you live in virginia, you helped pay for vitamins for governor bob mcdonald's dog. you also paid for sunscreen and
body wash. mcdonald used taxpayer money for stuff they should have bought on their own. someone told them they should be paying for the items themselves. the mcdonalds reimbursed the state. it's not cloer how much they paid or how much taxpayers covered. jack lew will visit rockville. he will kick off national small business week. he will start at n. lewis construction. the road building company is a minority-owned women's-own business, as well. they used a treasury loan to hire more workers. and consider this when you're pouring a bowl of cereal this morning. a vote in congress this week could determine how much you pay for a gallon of milk. the house will vote on a proposed dairy insurance program that's part of a large farm bill. any farmer who signs up for it, would have to participate in
another program which included the production cuts when there's too much milk on the market. that would keep milk prices from dropping too low. today is the new rutgers' athletic director's day on the job. and julie hermann won't have time to settle into the position. she is taking over for an a.d. forced to resign over the former basketball coach. that coach was fired when video surface showed him abusing his players. hermann may have to defend her own past. players on the university of tennessee volleyball team that she coached in 1996, claimed she verbally abused them. and there is evidence that intense sling rivalry may lead to mental health problems. researchers at the university of new hampshire found children who were the target of bullying were more likely to report mental health issues. they also found bullying between brothers and sisters can cause as much mental distress as bullies from peers. researchers say parents and pediatricians should know this type of bullying is not
beneficial and should encourage their children to get along. 6:38 is our time right now. the "today" show is coming up at 7:00. >> let's see what they're working on this morning. matt, hope you had a nice father's day. >> as father of three, i may have to get home on the bullying story. >> you and me both, matt. >> i know it's a daily struggle. coming up on "today," a new set of classified documents from the alleged nsa leaker. did the u.s. and britain eavesdrop on leaders at several conferences. and the awkward and uncomfortable impact on the president's trip to the g-8 summit. also ahead, what witnesses describe as a violent and public confrontation between nigella lawson and her husband. and a hair stylist who shaved her head to show support for her cancer-stricken sister is taking a stand, after she was
told to wear a wig to work. and think your leg room is tight now. the major airline adding more seats to its planes. we get started on a monday morning here on "today." more seats, less leg room is the calculation. >> and ticket prices are going up. >> we'll see you at 7:00. >> have a good day. the surveillance scandal is growing this morning. but this time, it's not the u.s. government in the spotlight. the country now accused of spying. also ahead, trying to keep joggers and cyclists safe. the efforts of one group after an attack on a recreation trail. and we continue to watch a water main break for you. it shut down a road in alexandria, virginia. how to get around this mess. an umbrella before you head out the door. we may get thunder showers this afternoon.
right around 6:41, we have a few sprinkles showing up on radar. south of washington, parts of prince william county and southern as well as the northern neck. it's heading to the east. and temperatures are near 70 degrees. that's going to be the story in much of the region. 80s in most of the area. maybe a shower in the mountains. much of the metro area, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., a passing shower. i don't anticipate severe storms. a look at the rest of your week into your weekend, that's in ten minutes. >> tom, thanks so much. let's look at the roads. you can see that traffic is slow going at this point. only 35 miles per hour. taking you 50 minutes to get from quantico to the beltway. let's check over in washington, d.c. this is route 50 at new york
avenue. only 37 miles per hour. at this hour, traffic is moving pretty slowly. heavy volume there. and looking at transit right now. no delays on metro. on time right now. a little slow-going on mrc and vre. we'll bring you the latest in ten minutes. another problem right now. part of quaker lane in alexandria is closed because of a water main break. want to go live for the latest on this. >> reporter: as you can see here, we have the work crews that just arrived on the scene. they're going to be taking a closer look at this water main. we learned it's a 12-inch pipe that's burst here near the intersection of quaker lane and coventry lane. you see the water gugling up out of the cracks in the pavement. they have to take a closer look to figure out what kind of break it is. apparently some breaks are harder to fix than others. we don't have an estimate in terms of when this will be back up and running.
you're looking at an elevated look. an idea of the water coming up from beneath the surface of the road. the closure is in a larger area than right here at this intersection. north quaker lane is closed between duke and seminary. and again, we believe that's going to be the case for several hours. they have not begun the work of digging up the pipe and taking a closer look at the kind of break that it is. so, we're going to still see this closure here in place for some time. folks have to plan accordingly. of course, this is a popular route for commuters. but it's going to be off limits for a while. there's talk they're going to open a lane or two. maybe run some traffic in some of the lanes here to the right. but they haven't done it yet. right now, everything is closed. right now, president obama is in northern ireland for the g-8 summit. he and the first lady spoke to college students a short time ago. the president and other world leaders will discuss trade,
security and their economy in the two-day meeting. they will also discuss the crisis in syria. that will probably be one of the topics president obama talks with russia president vladimir putin. we are receiving word that britain may have its own government surveillance scandal on its hands. "the guardian" is reporting that the british spy agency, gchq hacked into e-mails and phones during international conferences. according to the report, they stole passwords in 2009. if you're wondering how "the guardian" got the information from former nsa contractor edward snowden. 14 before the hour now. back here in the u.s., you can expect fallout from the secret surveillance programs. colorado senator mark udall will introduce a bill to limit what phone records the government can access. he thinks the nsa should be allowed to collect information from people with ties to
terrorism. >> i don't think collecting millions and millions of americans' phone calls -- this is the meta data. this is time, place, to whom you direct the calls, is making us safer. and i think it's a violation of the fourth amendment. >> remember when federal agents arrested this man for planning to blow up new york city subways. the government says the nsa surveillance programs helped them foil that plan and more than a dozen other terror plots around the world. bradley manning's court-martial continues at ft. meade. but another argument will play out today in civilian court. a federal court in baltimore will hear one group's argument that it should have access to some of the documents in manning's case. the group is called the center for constitutional rights. it had petitioned an army court for the documents last year. let's check in melissa at the live desk. >> this is just into the
newsroom. sources saying the u.s. and cuba will resume talks on direct mail service. even a deadlock between the companies over detainees. it's been 50 years suspension in direct mail between the u.s. and cuba. post representatives and diplomats will meet in washington on tuesday and wednesday. you're looking at allen gross from montgomery county. he was arrested in 2009. now, serving a 15-year sentence, after being caught bringing communications equipment into the country there in cuba. now, the talks and the negotiation on immigration have been on hold since 2009, when he was arrested. again, sources saying the u.s. and cuba, resuming talks on direct mail service. new this morning, two people are in the hospital after a shooting in southeast d.c. this happened just before 2:00 this morning along g street. we're told one victim was shot in the face. the other, a 17-year-old girl was shot in the leg and chest.
both victims we understand, taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. police are not releasing any details about a suspect or motive in this case. also new this morning, a family out of their home following a fire in the district. it broke out just after 11:00 last night on 14th place and c street in northeast. no one was home when the fire started. no one hurt here. the cause is under investigation. the irs tea party scandal may be bigger than we first thought. an irs supervisor here in washington says she scrutinized some of the first applications tea party groups filed for tax exempt status. that would contradict the agency's claim that a small group of workers at an office in cincinnati mishandled the application. the supervisor didn't say the top brass was involved in this case. and today is one of the three decision days left for the supreme court. the final day of their term is scheduled for a week from today. and the justices have to rule on four high-profile cases.
one has to do with the constitutionality of affirmative action. another challenge is the voting rights act. and the two landmark gay marriage cases. one that challenges the defense of marriage act. and the other california's gay marriage ban. a blog that covers the nation's highest court says it is possible the court could add days to give more time to hand down those opinions. and we're getting a new picture of the media coverage of same-sex marriage. the pew research center says that it looked at 500 stories on gay marriage during a 2-month period just before the march supreme court hears. they found that stories with statements in support of gay marriage outweighed the opposition by 5-1 margin. pew says that is largely because the stories were about polls showing a more positive attitude in society toward same-sex marriage or about politicians announcing their support. today, prince george county executive baker makes his first appointments to the board of education. under a new law, baker has the
authority to apoint three members. the county council can appoint one new member to the board. those four members will be sworn in this afternoon. they will work with the nine members who were elected. anne arundle county school employees will get pay increases and cost of living adjustments for thousands of school district employees. they would take effect in july. the step increases would go into effect early next year. the effort to change high school start times in fairfax county is moving forward this morning. the school board has hired a team of sleep experts to find a plan to move the start time at 8:00 a.m. specialists from the children's national medical center will hold meetings how to implement the time change. last april, the school board agreed to move the high school start time to 8:00 a.m. no changes have been made. in the day ahead, two community groups will walk and hold a moment of silence for
victims attacked on the metro branch trail in the district. they will walk the trail with police beginning at 6:30 tonight. they will meet at the entrance on l and first street in northeast. then, they will hold a moment of silence at pocket park on fourth and s streets in northeast at 7:15. last week, a group of teens attacked a man riding his bike on the trail. police say the attack wasn't provoked and the man wasn't robbed. the eight-mile trail runs in the district. weather and traffic every ten minutes. we turn to tom. a beautiful picture this morning of the sunrise. >> it's washington. it's summer. and it's back. the humidity has returned after a great weekend. just gorgeous on friday. saturday was just perfection. >> it was nice. >> and i was out biking along in harper's ferry. the runoff coming down the shenandoah river, merging with
harper's ferry. posted this of the rapids there just south of harper's ferry. the water runs pretty high there. and you can follow me on facebook and twitter and post your pics, too. we'll share. love your pictures, especially those from the storm on thursday. there is the sky over washington. a murky gray. and dew point, mid-60s. you notice the humidity when the dew point is over 70. it's going to be dew points over 60. not too humid but rather sticky. and we have sprinkles here. the scattered areas in green and stafford county, charles, st. mary's, calvert, southern st. mary's getting a few sprinkles this morning. elsewhere, a partly-sunny sky in the 60s in the rural areas and the suburbs. near 70 degrees. and in the mid to low 70s in washington. and today we'll have an afternoon high reaching the mid-80s. that's the average high this time of year.
and a chance of a passing thunder shower. mid to late afternoon. maybe a little earlier. could get a thunder shower around noontime in the mountains. and we'll be back down into the low 70s by midnight tonight. and any storms around ending by early evening. and i don't anticipate severe storms today or tomorrow. and another day tomorrow, unlike today. rather humid. maybe afternoon thunder showers could get showers and thunder showers on wednesday, with a northeast wind should be cooler then. lower humidity should move in thursday, friday. seven-day outlook, a nice great beach and pool weather on saturday and sunday. highs in the 80s. morning low 60s. i'm back with updates throughout the "today" show. looking at traffic this morning. you see a disabled tractor-trailer on the side of the road. this is on 95 as you get near the mixing bowl, the beltway in virginia. looking at some big delays from an earlier accident this morning approaching the district along the 95 and 395, of course.
we're looking for you at how your travel speeds in -- along the beltway at university boulevard. pretty slow. a lot of volume. and here along 295, it looks like, in the district, some delays coming towards the city. very slow. 14 miles per hour coming into d.c. gas prices are holding steady this morning. but aaa expects prices to drop by tend of the month if refineries go into summer production. the average for regular in the district is $3.61. in maryland, $3.50. in virginia, $3.39. we see the lowest price there's. and in west virginia, it's $3.63. listen up if you own an suv made by general motors. the carmaker is expanding a
recall to include 500,000 cars. a circuit board in some 2006 and 2007 model year suvs could short, causing a fire. including this recall, are the chevy trail blazer and trail blazer ext. the gmc envoy and envoy xl. the buick rainier, the saab 97 x. gm reports 58 car fires and 11 minor injuries. dealers will make the repairs for free. this morning, we expect to learn more about a one of a kind solar powered plane that's calling dulles home for the next couple weeks. the solar impulse program, along with the energy secretary will hold a roundtable discussion today. the solar impulse landed at dulles international early sunday to a cheering crowd. look at it right there. it's making a trek across the country, showing how solar power alone can be used to fly a plane day and night. the team hopes to fly a second version of that plane around the world in 2015. here are the four things you need to know before you head out the door. right now, 800,000 workers in
turkey are holding a strike. this comes after riot police fired teargas and rubber bullets on protesters over the weekend. two people are in the hospital after a shooting on g street in d.c. police not releasing details about a suspect or a motive. "the washington post" is reporting that virginia taxpayers footed the bill for some of governor bob mcdonald's personal items. he should have paid for the items himself according to state law. president obama in northern ireland for the g-8 summit. this was earlier this morning when he spoke to students in belfast. the crisis in syria, likely to be one of the topics of this two-day meeting. and hot, humid weather. afternoon highs, mid-80s. could get passing thunder showers mid to late afternoon. ending by early evening. >> thanks so much. a water main break in alexandria, shut down north quaker lane. look live right there. work around that problem. and that is news 4 today. thank you for starting your day with us.
february 22nd. a landmark transportation bill is up for consideration in the virginia legislature. even though it's backed by republican governor mcdonnell, tea party republicans refuse to support the plan. but terry mcauliffe thinks this is too important a time for partisan politics. mcauliffe reaches out to democrats and urges them to support the bill. and the bill passes. terry mcauliffe. putting virginia first.
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