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breaking news on news 4 midday. u.s. forces kill two hostages among them an american citizen. the president just spoke on their deaths just moments ago. i've got it covered for you from the live desk. >> reporter: metro will be replacing the escalators at the van ness metro station. they'll close the west side entrance for the next three years. a live report coming up. northwesterly wind into the region and some places may be down below the freezing mark by tomorrow morning. a complete check of the forecast coming up. and we're watching a developing story. the parents of michael brown will file a wrongful death
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lawsuit against the city of ferguson, missouri. about a half hour from now that will happen. news 4 midday begins now. breaking news about the hostages killed in a u.s. operation targeting al qaeda. dr. warren weinstein, a usaid contractors from rockville, maryland and an italian national, giovanni lo porto. dr. weinstein was captured in 2011. earlier this hour president obama apologized from the white house about their accidental deaths during a drone strike targeting an al qaeda compound along the afghan/pakistan border. >> as president and as commander in chief i take full responsibility for all our count terrorism operations including the one that inadvertently took the lives of warren and giovanni. i profoundly regret what happened. >> the president did not mention two other americans killed in recent strikes in the same
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region both of them fighting for al qaeda. now, right after obama spoke, we heard from dr. weinstein's family. in their statement they do not blame the president and place blame squarely on the terrorists. updates on the story later today on news 4 and in our nbc washington app. and more breaking news right now. the trial of a man accused of killing three people in alexandria over a ten-year period will not take place in alexandria. this is just in. our julie carey reports moments ago the judge in the case granted a change of venue. the defense argued this case was as intense as the sniper trial and the entire area lived in fear so it deserved to be moved. the prosecution argued if boston could see a jury in the boston marathon bombing case alexandria should be able to seat a jury in this case. in the end, the judge sided with the defense. the trial will take place in fairfax county. it was an interesting morning in court. check out with jewelry carey
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tweeted earlier. at one point severance shouted "your honor, i don't want a change in venue, may i sit behind that microphone?" the metro is shutting down an entrance to a station on the red line run entrance to the van ness metro stop will be shut down for three years for escalator repairs. megan mcgrath is live with more on what we can expect to happen. megan? >> reporter: they're swapping out these escalators completely. here's one of them right here. they are 34 years old, date back to the opening of the van ness metro station, they need to be updated and in orde the work metro is going to be closing the west side entrance to the van ness station and it's going to be closed for a couple of years. it's a bit of an inconvenience, but riders say they'll manage. >> i'm a student so it's kind of convenient for us to come out on this side of the street but in the grand scheme of things it's
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just walking outside of the street. if it's for a good cause, i support it. >> reporter: on may 4, metro will replace the escalators in the west side entrance of the van ness metro station. to do it, the entrance must be shut down and it could be closed for up to three years. >> they date back to when the station first opened in 1981. so they're far beyond the end of their useful life. >> reporter: riders who use the van ness station will have to use the east side entrance. if you need to go west on connecticut avenue you will have to cross the street once you get topside. >> look both ways and cross the street carefully. >> reporter: and there are some people who are a little concerned about the crossing at connecticut avenue. this is a very busy section of connecticut avenue lots of cars lots of pedestrians but folks are going to just have to get used to this. metro says they'll keep an eye on the situation to make sure everything goes smoothly in the area. they will adapt if they have to but bottom line here is that the work gets under way on may 4.
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back to you all in the studio. this just into the live desk metro rail today is taking four new safety actions in the wake of january's deadly smoke incident. here they are, we want to show them to you. a multiyear maintenance program on all 88,000 lights. second creating a dedicated maintenance crew to clear the tunnel passageways. a review of alarm protocols and a process to test the much-talked about ventilation system which did not work properly on the day a tunnel filled with smoke near l'enfant plaza. metro general manager rob troop says these actions are not formal recommendations from transportation leaders who are still investigating the cause. meteorologist chuck bell. you probably noticed a much colder atmosphere overhead than the last couple days. the cold air is back and gook
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stay for quite a while. we even had a chance for a few freezing locations for quite a while. here's the freeze watch. northern maryland panhandle of west virginia and along into the west of the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. light wind by late tonight into early tomorrow with a mainly clear sky. coldest locations will be sheltered valleys and spots could get down to or briefly below the freezing mark. going outside for later on -- new video expected to come out today showing a prince george's county police officer hitting a teenager. officer jerry thomas' misconduct trial should conclude today. he's charged with hitting the teen three years ago. prosecutors say thomas slapped, pushed and punched him. the prince george's county state's attorney says surveillance video will be released after the trial's verdict. if convict, thomas could spend up to three months behind bars. a developing story now in less than 30 minutes michael brown's family will file a wrongful death lawsuit against
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the city of ferguson, missouri. he's the unarmed black teen shot and killed by a white police officer last august. a grand jury decided not to prosecute the officer. brown's death sparked national sometimes violent protests. it also spawned the black lives matter movement that calls for changes in how police deal with minorities. a check of the stories trending toda
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. trending online today is take your child to work day. we want to see your pictures. tweet or facebook us photos of your kids. i got one of my son. they are having a great time with my husband. look at what happened when a couple of kids went to the white house for take your child to work day. a little girl asked mrs. obama how old she was. the first lady said "i 50e78 5'm 51." the girl told the first lady she was too young to be 51.
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that put a big smile on mrs. obama's face and got a hug out of all of that. now let's look at another little girl, this one very remarkable. a seven-year-old florida girl and her mother won $16,000 for creating their own comic book. natalie griffin didn't like her hair and says she didn't like reading so to help her gain self-confidence, natalie and her mother began developing that comic book. that is moxie girl, a little superhero who gets her superpowers from her multicolored afro puffs. her mom and daughter submitted the comic to a crowd funding festival and won. you can something that a copy of that comic book in june.
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. welcome back. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. we have self-destructive sunshine out there. the strong april sun gets the ground warmed up but we have cold air aloft and as a result quite a few clouds filling our skies right now. believe it or not, a couple
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little sprinkles of rain and wet snowflakes across parts of central pennsylvania now. the only chances it might get a sprinkle or two around our area are across northern maryland. temperatures are upper 40s to mid-50s so it will be a chilly afternoon to be outside today. i don't know if you were able to hear me the last time. here's your baseball forecast. cardinals and nationals, first pitch 4:05 game time temperatures chilly 50s. >> thank you, chuck. hollywood getting ready to innovate d.c. the white house correspondent's dinner is this saturday. kate bennett from politico joins us for a look ahead. good to see you. it's a big night always. >> it's a big weekend. it's a marathon of partying. >> this is kind of new, i think, in the years that i've been here in washington that so many celebrities seem to want to come to this party. >> they can fit 2,600 people in the ballroom at the dinner in the hilton and they rejected
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over 1,000 requests for tickets. so people think, other, nerd prom is dying down people don't care it's fading. i don't think so. >> and people think -- they want to know how you can get an invitation invitation. the media outlets are the ones who invite the hollywood stars to come. who's coming? >> it's the big coup for each media outlet. i've heard jane fonda, the cast of "modern family" comes again. kerry washington from scandal. john legend. there's big names come being. but it is sort of this random hodgepodge of celebrities that have been. we're excited to see people from "house of cards" and "veep" but most a-listers sneak in at the last minute. >> that's what i was going to say. then everybody stands up through the whole thing because everybody wants to meet the stars. >> they have to schmooze. it's like a weird dream you have what newt gingrich is talking to brad pitt or charlize theron is
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discussing things with a supreme court justice. >> i want to talk to you about cloit clothes sand flowers. we'll talk about that in just a bit. let's get to melissa. more speed cameras about to go live in the district.
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thank goodness i-95 back to normal in prince william county. take a look at the mess there this morning from chopper h 4. it's kind of all i talked about.
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a tractor-trailer overturned in the northbound lanes near the dale boulevard exit. it was hauling ink so crews had a major cleanup on their hands. there was about a six-mile backup in the area. six more speed cameras to watch out for if you drive in the district. they're in southeast and northeast washington. news 4's derrick ward live along fort lincoln drive in the northeast for one of those cameras now in full effect shall we say. >> reporter: indeed it is. there are a half dozen of these silent sentries on the side of the road. we're told that this one may be aimed at a stop sign down there. we did get inkling these were coming but look at a map, this will show you the six locations. they are northbound and southbound on south capital street and other areas like that branch avenue all along the d.c. line places where they haven't been before. though a lot of people don't like them, city officials say ed there to keep you safe. >> they've been on the streets
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for some time like this one on branch avenue. not always that easy to see but they'll see if you're speeding. if you exceed the speed limit by one of these six new cape cod canals are a, like say over a 25 miles per hour on branch avenue you've gotten a warning. as of today you'll get the real thing -- a fine. some of these locations seem to have been picked for obvious reasons. the camera on fort lincoln drive is near a playground and recreation center. still, they're not popular with some. >> no because nobody speeds coming through that way. it's another way for them to give people tickets. >> reporter: revenue from the older cameras has declined somewhat thanks to a learning curve. one or two tickets from a given location will cause a motorist to slow down in those areas but sometimes the slow down is too sudden. >> it causes more accident right there getting on the highway than anything u. >> reporter: like them or not, they are here to stay. and while the revenue may be down, city officials say accidents are down too, and you can't argue with that. we are live in northeast, derrick ward news 4.
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back to you. >> thank you, derrick. as derrick mentioned, the ay not make a dent in revenue losses for the city. last year speed camera tickets brought in less than half the money they brought in the year before according to the "washington post." revenues fell from $76 million to about $37 million. the city has made more than $350 million since this program started. today a federal judge will sentence former cia director david petraeus for leaking government secrets. petraeus is expected to plead guilty in federal court to sharing cia information with his lover and biographer paula broadwell. the charges carry a maximum sentence of a year in prison and a $100,000 fine but prosecutors are bexexpected to recommend probation. chuck? good morning once again. here's future weather for you. we have a mostly cloudy sky in place already. as we go through the day with all that strong daytime heating we may be able to bubble up one or two lonesome showers or sprinkles north of the d.c.
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metro area. the closer you get to the border, the better chances of getting hit with a shower or sprinkle. by 7:00 8:00 those rain chances will be gone. skies will clear out a bit overnight tonight and with a clearing sky and fading wind we could have scattered frost or freezing temperatures by tomorrow morning. seven-day forecast when i see you next. passengers terrified after a plane suddenly drops 10,000 feet. >> we'll explain what
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terrifying moments for passengers on board a sky west flight headed to connecticut. all of a sudden, the pilot sends the plane into a nosedive fearing a cabin pressure problem after a passenger passed out. >> i had to sit down. i was short of breath light-headed didn't feel great. >> the captain had said that all the symptoms led him to believe that it was a lack of cabin pressure. >> the plane landed safely in buffalo, new york. flight radar reports the plane
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dropped 24,000 feet in just under 10 minutes. sky west says there was never an air pressure problem, only miscommunication between the pilot and flight attendants. >> with your cnbc business headlines, i'm landon doughty. you may get your apple watch sooner rather than later. when many consumers pre-ordered the device they were surprised to see the shipping dates as far out as june. it officially goes on sale this friday. apple tol some customers they won't have to wait as long after all. apple says it's working to fill orders as quickly as possible based on supply and the order in which they were received. back over to you. >> governor chris christie says everyone will know if he's running for president and what he thinks of the other candidates pretty soon. he told jimmy fallon on last night's "tonight show" that if he run he is will stand out. >> i hate politics where people are like programmed robots. they all sound like charlie brown's teacher, right? they all sound the same. they're saying a lot of stuff
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about me, they won't say i sound like everybody else. i'll be myself. if people like it great, if they don't, i can get another job. >> christie kept his cool laughing off a few jokes about his weight. they shared a pint of the "tonight show's" ben & jerry's ice cream. you can pick that up at your grocer's freezer right now. have you tasted it? i've seen them eating it on there before. >> it's lunchtime. makes me hungry. new details on what caused a scary bus crash. >> what we're learning about the driver of the bus coming up in 60 seconds.
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this morning we're getting a look at a school bus crash from inside the bus. now, it's tough to see so much but you can hear the violent collision. take a listen. yikes. that driver crashed the bus into several cars on monday before
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driving up an embankment and hitting a railroad bridge. three people were hurt. police in oklahoma stay the bus driver was under the influence of synthetic marijuana at the time. he's now facing charges. congressional parties are costing you money. we're talking about real parties. capitol hill police are warning congressional leadership about parties inside the capitol during memorial day and the fourth of july. while patrolling last year's concerts capitol police wracked up more than 12,000 hours of overtime costing you more than $700,000 in taxes. one report also says congressional staff are bringing coolers inside the capitol with alcohol inside. congressional leaders say they will restrict access toe the balconies. chuck, what's going on with the weather throughout? it's too chilly for this time of year i think. >> a think a lot of people have gotten used to the 80-degree weather of a week ago and forget april can be cooler than that. a cold wind is blowing outside. temperatures for the next couple
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days will be ten degrees or more colder than average and for the most part at least the next day or two we'll be staying on the dry side. here's your seven-day forecast. today breezy with a mix of clouds and sunshine out there, maybe a few sprinkles in northern maryland. that's it. everyone is dry tomorrow: but after a cold start there could be freezing temperatures in northern maryland in the shenandoah valley tomorrow morning. mid to up per 30s in the nearby suburbs to near 60 tomorrow afternoon. another day near 60 on saturday. best chance for rain is sundown on saturday night through about lunchtime on sunday. >> thank you, chuck. it could be the cure for some forms of cancer. news 4's doreen genzer will er willgensler tells us about something doctors say could be more effective than chemotherapy but doesn't have the side effects. >> we're talking about people who have advanced stage cancer everything from melanoma to lung and stomach cancers. typically, these patients might only have a few months to live but now on kojscologists are fighting
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the disease using the body's own immune system rather than toxic chemicals. it's not chemotherapy it's called immunotherapy. it's an infusion of drugs that doctors say can stimulate the body's immune some destroy tumors in some cancer patients. there are no long-term studies yet but doctors say up to 70% of patients who undergo the therapy live at least two years after their diagnosis, leaving doctors hopeful that some patients could be completely cured. tonight on news 4 at 6:00 meet a maryland man diagnosed with deadly melanoma who was told he had just a few months to live but thanks to immunotherapy his cancer could be gone. >> wow. the parents of michael brown getting ready to file a lawsuit against ferguson, missouri.
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breaking news at 11:29. the president announcing just a little while ago that u.s. counterterrorism forces killed an american and an italian hostage. al qaeda was holding those hostages on the border of afghanistan and pakistan. the president says he profoundly regrets the deaths of warren weinstein and giovanni lo porto. he says there was no information that the hostages were being held at the al qaeda compound there. metro has announced more safety measures after the smoke incident earlier this year at l'enfant metro.
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fixing lights clearing the tunnels of debris and creating a process to make sure the ventilation fans are working well. the man accused of killing three people in alexandria is acting out in court right now. our julie carey is in court at the hearing for charles severance. she says severance screamed at the judge earlier this year. severance was ruled competent to stand trial. metro is shutting down an answer to the red line. one entrance to the van ness metro stop will be shut down for escalator repairs. here's megan mcgrath with a look at what commuters can expect. >> reporter: i'm megan mcgrath where work to replace the escalators are about to begin. they're 34 years old and need to be modernized so metro is going to be closing the west side entrance while the work is being done. they say this entrance could be closed for up to three years. what that means is that all traffic in and out of the van
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ness station is going to have to happen through the east side entrance. the work begins on may 4. if you need to be on the westbound side of connecticut avenue then you're going to have to for as you get topside go to the corner and cross the street. in northwest, megan mcgrath news 4. right now from the live desk michael brown's family is about to formally file a wrongful death lawsuit. their suit names the city of ferguson, missouri in the killing of the unarmed 18-year-old. a grand jury and the justice department declimbned to prosecute officer darren wilson who later resigned along with the police chief and others in that city. that's the latest from the live desk. >> thanks, momolette. we're waiting on a jury in alexandria's deliberations. a man is accused of killing carolyn cross at her alexandria
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home last september. jurors must decide unanimously whether he's guilty of first degree murder or not guilty by reason of insanity. today the third day of deliberations. a d.c. community is banding together for a woman who was attacked on her morning run near meridian hill park in northwest. police say glenvert green followed a jogger on tuesday morning, then forced her into an alley where he raped her. surveillance video shows a person of interest but investigators haven't said if that is green. d.c.-based charity parks and people want a tough response tothey say they want to send a message so this does not happen again. good morning, everybody. there's the view from our city camera looking over the potomac river into downtown washington. jeff son jefferson memorial has sunshine over the roof. there's a lot of clouds in our skies riding a cold northwesterly wind. temperatures will be about 15 degrees colder during the middle
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of the afternoon than yesterday. 48 in hagerstown 49 in martinsburg, 55 in the st. mary and calvert county. hourly temperatures probably won't make 60 in most neighborhoods. a gusty northwest winds near 30 miles an hour so it will feel cooler than it is in the 50s and down to the 30s and 40s by tomorrow morning. all eyes towards the weekend. late saturday mostly saturday night into the first half of the day of sunday but death to saturday and sunday temperatures staying well below average once again. >> thank you, chuck. by the end of the day we could see surveillance video showing a prince george's police officer hitting a teen. officer gerry thomas is on trial for hitting the boy three years ago. prosecutors say the teen was screaming and shouting in a holding cell when thomas went in and slapped, pushed and punched him. the prince george's county state's attorney says the video of what happened won't be released until after a verdict in the case. right now, lawyers are battling in court over whether the man who shot president
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ronald reagan should remain a d.c. mental hospital. john hinckley jr.,'s legal team told a judge yesterday hunkally's in "full and stable" remission. prosecutors say more restrictions are needed. hinckley already spends 17 days each month with his elderly mother in her virginia home. lotsover you will rock the red adds the capitals brink the stanley cup playoffs back to d.c. they take on the new york islanders. tickets are sold out but you can buy some from stubhub. the series is all tied up. each team has won one game at home and one on the roads. caps center eric fehr is not expected to play. he took a big hit in tuesday's game. >> going to be rocking the red. a look at today's trending
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a story from one of the cleveland kidnapping victims that we haven't heard before.
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gina dejesus tells "people" magazine captor ariel castro liked to play russian roulette. he would load a gun, put it to her head and then pull the trigger putting just one bullet in there. he would tell her to do the same thing to him. dejesus spent ten years in captivity along with two other women. also this morning, the woman who inspired the iconic rosie the riveter has died. mary doyle keefe was 92. she modelled for the original mormon rockwell patient p picture that symbolized the strength and contributions of women during world war ii. and this is cool. look at this. construction workers in southern china have made quite the discovery. they discovered 43 fossilized dinosaur eggs including 19 fully intact. look at that. archaeologists will analyze the eggs to determine their
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dr. mehmet oz says he's not going anywhere. the medical doctor and tv host will deliver a strong statement
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on his show this afternoon, hitting back at critics. oz is facing serious scrutiny after 10 doctors at columbia university accused him of promoting certain treatments on his show for financial gain. oz denies that claim. >> i've long believed that doctors should never fight their battles or eacheer eerother in public but now i believe i must. >> oz also penned an op-ed for time.com. he says his show is designed to offer advice based on conventional medicine and the broader definition of wellness. oz will appear live on the "today" show tomorrow morning. with the white house correspondent correspondent's dinner happening this weekend, we are talking about the best places that you can see celebrities, what it's going to be like. kate bennett from politico's kgb file joins us again to talk more about this. let me ask you, with all the celebrities who seem to want to come to this party, is there room for any white house correspondents? >> sadly, not really. >> i didn't think so. >> i think the main thing is at
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the dinner they'll get the best spots. so they have seats at the dinner. the white house correspondents' association believes in what they do so that's not to be ignored but in the bright and shiny lights will we see a lot of them? probably not. >> we always see a lot of celebrities, television news celebrities coming down from new york and l.a. who do you expect to be here? >> oh we've got lots of people katie couric is coming. lots of actors and actresses, too. you'll see a lot of the big cnn and msnbc folks coming in. >> what about the clothes? tell me about the -- will we see designer things on the red carpet going in? >> the important stuff? >> isn't it always? >> there's always the clothes watch and we want to make sure washington looks good. we're not necessarily known for our fashion sense so this is a chance to bring it. i hope we do. but the stars always add sparkle. saturday evening is black tie so look for full length gowns and beautiful colors. >> and what do you expect mrs. obama to wear? >> that's always the speculation. she likes to have fun with her
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look. she goes a little bit more partyish for an event like this. >> it's always a fun night because the president really usually gets loose. all the presidents we've seen over the years do this. they're pretty funny. >> they loosen up quite a bit. i think where the president of the united states is the funniest one in the room will be a good evening. but cecily strong from "saturday night live" is the comedian this year so that's a new take on the comediment she said she's nervous. it's important crowd but she'll give it a whirl. >> will you be there? >> i'll definitely be there. >> chuck, how about the weather today? not a bad-looking day outside. pollen count remains in the high range, 1230 trees are in the high range, grass and weed pollen are relatively low. storm team 4 radar tracking wet snowflakes near state college and harrisburg in pennsylvania. these will be the occasional rain control thes across parts
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of far northern maryland. freeze watch is posted northern maryland and the shenandoah valley early tomorrow morning. coldest locations will be in the valley which is could be down to the freezing mark. >> thank you, chuck. charles severance acting out in
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molette green at the live desk. staying on top of the court hearing for a man accused of killing three prominent people in alexandria. check out what our julie carey just tweeted at charles severance asking the judge to refer to him as the accused rather than the defendant and the judge says okay. now, the judge granted a change of venue, no trial in al alexandria. it's headed to fairfax county. the defense is arguing to have nancy dunning's murder separated from the other two but the prosecutor counters the manner and method of the killings link them. that's the latest. back to you. >> thanks molette. new speed cameras are going live in the district today. we do want to take a look at this right now. take a look here. they may not make a dent in revenue losses for the city. last year's speed camera tickets brought in less than half of 2013 totals.
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that's according to the "washington post." revenues fell from about $76 million to about $37 million. the city has made more than $350 million since that program started. today a federal judge will sentence former cia director david petraeus for leaking government secrets. petraeus is expected to plead guilty in federal court to sharing cia information with his lover and biographer paula broadwell. the charges carry a maximum sentence of a year in prison and a $100,000 fine but prosecutors are expected to recommend probation. the senate is working toward a long-awaited and potentially historic confirmation vote. congress stalled the vote for months slogging it out over an unrelated bill. nbc's tracie potts haass a look at why politics has kept loretta lynch waiting to be confirmed. >> reporter: before this day is over we could have a new attorney general, she'd be the
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first african-american female to hold the job. this has been waiting on capitol hill for weeks. loretta lynch, her nomination process held up by a dispute between democrats and republicans over something that had nothing to do with her. a human trafficking bill that had language in it restricting federal funds being used for abortion. republican leaders said until that was worked out they wanted to see that bill go through, there would be no vote on loretta lynch. they worked it out, they've taken a vote on it and now loretta lynch can move forward. there's a preliminary vote happening then two hours of debate this afternoon, we're expecting a final vote including the support of five republicans to happen later this afternoon. back to you. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. all this talk about cold air coming back in and the possibility of freezes over the next few mornings. it's getting a little late in the year to worry about the inside-the-city limits. the latest d.c. ever had a freeze april 29 of 1874.
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that's long before national airport was in existence so that measurement was taken in downtown washington. dulles outside away from the urban heat island and the warm waters of the potomac has been freezing as late as may 22. skies are partly to mostly cloudy now. it will be a chilly one. there's the freeze watch possible by early tomorrow morning. seven-day forecast one more time. >> thank you, check. my favorite wednesdays are the ones when we tell you about one of our wednesday's children who has found a permanent loving home. this week we share the story of julie and her new family. you may remember her from last march when she talked about having lost a connection with her cultural heritage when her parents died and she became a foster child. i recently got to see julie again for the first time at her new home. >> hello. >> hi! oh my gosh, so great to see you again. >> thank you. >> it's been just over a year since we first met julie at a
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lesson in korean cooking. after her parents passed away julie was placed in foster care and was sad to have lost a connection to korean american culture, especially the food and music she loved. one year later -- this is fantastic, who's here. >> my parents. >> julie's new adoptive parents are larry and letisha coaly and there are more family member brother anthony and a cousin and another brother away in school. >> we saw her on television on wednesday's child and the process started? >> as soon as the wednesday's child aired we inquired right away. >> my wife is adopted, too. >> having been adopted herself, letisha coley said she always thought of adding to her family this way. when she heard julie on wednesday's child say she longed for her korean culture, letisha thought she had found the child she was waiting for. so did larry. >> everything was meant to be. everything.
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julie's been hire in the house now for seven months and everything's like it's always been. >> reporter: that's what it seems like around here when the kids get together. and what's the favorite music. >> k-pop. >> reporter: shania says she was already a fan of korean music before julie arrived. the two girls love hanging out together. and brother anthony loves having julie to compete with playing mario. he says julie was pretty quiet, though when she first arrived. >> yeah but gradually we started becoming more close and, yeah now we're like brother and sister. >> julie is at home now and while she was shy when she first arrived in the coley home her new dad says she wasn't the only one nervous at first. can a but nervousness bloomed into excitement for this family.
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i'm so glad i got to come here and meet your family hear the whole story. >> it's a wonderful story just beginning to be happily ever after. and if you have room in your home and your heart for another child who's waiting, please call our special adoption hotline. the number is 1-88-to-adopt-me. or search wednesday's child on nbcwashington.com. i get chill bumps when i tell these stories. >> and i get tears in my eyes. >> we cry when they see them and they don't have a family then we cry when they do. coming up facebook g
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a statement just in from a maryland senator about the american killed in the u.s. drone strike. senator ben cardin referenced the work dr. warren weinstein of rockville did as a contractor
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for usaid. here's what the statement says. "the united states and our allies must work to ensure that the men and women who dedicate their lives to international development are properly safeguarded against threats." we just heard the president apologize for the accidental killing of two hostages in a strike in january targeting al qaeda in the afghan/pakistan region. that's the latest. back to you. with your cnbc business headlines i'm landon dowdy. say good-bye to calls from unknown numbers. facebook is testing a new caller i.d. app called "hello." it matches numbers to facebook profiles to show information on who you're talking to. blocked calls from chonly blocked numbers and search for businesses to call. it's only available on android phones as apple ios software doesn't help apps interact with phone calls. back over to you. capitol police say they will restrict access to the capitol during the fourth of july. capitol police are warnings
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congressional leadership about parties inside the capitol during the memorial day and fourth of july holidays. members of congress their staff, and guests can watch the concerts and fireworks from private terrace, but these parties are apparently becoming a security issue. one report says congressional staff are bringing coolers inside the capitol with alcohol in them. a look at how many of the original characters will be back in the the answer to treating your dog's fleas and ticks is staring you right in the face. nexgard, from the makers of frontline® plus. it's the only soft beef-flavored chew
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that kills both fleas and ticks. vets recommend it. and dogs, well they're begging for it. nexgard is for dogs only. and hasn't been evaluated for use in pregnant, breeding or lactating dogs. reported side effects include vomiting, dry flaky skin diarrhea, lethargy and lack of appetite. use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures. recommended by vets. loved by dogs. from the makers of frontline plus. . robert downey jr., abruptly shut down an interview while promoting his new film "avenger "avengers, age of ultra." >> taking drugs and drinking and all of that and i just wondered whether, you know you think you're free of all of that or whether that's still something that you -- >> i'm sorry. i really don't -- what are we doing? >> well i'm just asking questions, that's all. >> bye. >> thank you. >> that was that. you can hear the actor say "it's
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getting a little too diane sawyer in here" as he is taking off his microphone. by now loyal fans know the hit sitcom "full house" is getting a sequel. we don't know which of our favorite characters are returning. netflix has ordered a 13 episode season of "fuller house." the "today" show talked to actress lori laughlin or "aunt becky" about her plans to come back. >> the fans want us back. we're optimistic it will work out and it would be awesome to have all of us together and i think that's what the fans would like to see. >> do you miss that environment, the camaraderie? >> honestly it was a great show to work on. we truly, truly love each other. >> the full cast has not signed on to do the project but we know john stamos will produce and appear. the series will debut in 2016. no doubt lots of folks will tune in for that one. >> i'm sure they will be. are you a big fan? >> i was. i never thought about it coming back. it was fine then. >> let's find out what the
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weather will be like the rest of this day. still cold all day? >> oddly chilly outside. temperatures are only in the upper 40s to 50 degrees in most northern suburbs. we're now 57 in washington itself. it's going to be indeed, a chilly day today, could even have a freeze tomorrow morning. freeze watch northern maryland panhandle of west virginia through the shenandoah valley. those locations will be closest to the freezing mark by tomorrow morning. one more check of your seven-day forecast. only 58 today and 59 tomorrow. breezy both days. next real chance for any organized rain showers around about the time the sun goes down on saturday evening through lunchtime sunday. all of the next seven days colder than average. whoa, that doesn't sound so good. have you put away your coats and sweaters? >> no. i'm lucky. have you? >> they're somewhere. >> you can find them. grab a blanket. >> i was hopeful we were in spring for real. >> i don't think so. that's news 4 midday. we have more news from 4:00 to 7:00 in the afternoon and i'll
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eve. oh, stop right now. answer me, answer me! let go of me. what feelings do you have for my son? what were you and mrs. horton fighting about? well, honey, we weren't fighting. actually, we were just having a little disagreement. about jj and me, yeah, got that part. what was it about specifically? you know i didn't get a chance to tell you this last night but i am really impressed with how you've turned your life around since the last time i saw you. turned your life around? what does that mean? yeah, you know i don't think i ever told you this, eric but before i met you in africa i had, well,

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