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investigation into russian meddling continues to heat up. plus, an nba star in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. >> no matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, you know, being black in america is -- it's tough. >> lebron james the target of a hateful message at his home. how he's using it to spread an important message about racism. >> reporter: the nation's top 40 spellers continue their quest for a championship. fox5 news morning starts right now. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> good morning to you. thank you very much for joining us. i'm wisdom martin. >> and i'm maureen umeh. today is thursday may -- no, it's not. who put in that in there? today is june 1st. >> that was a ron burgundy moment. >> i know. you trying to trip me up. it's the first of june.
keep an eye on the skies and the roads with erin como and gary mcgrady. >> i like the idea of going backwards. >> no, no, we don't want to go backwards. >> always keep it pushing forward. >> let's go forward to weather-wise. looks gorgeous. we have been waiting for a day like today. lofts sunshine. we'll be in good shape. i'll give you the numbers, specifics, all that stuff coming up in a bit. right now we got to get to erin. >> traffic is quiet maureen. at least you caught it. 4:31. i'm not confident i would have. >> oh, man, thanks for the save erin. appreciate that. >> 4:31 is the time. we got some news to get to. happening today, the pennsylvania man arrested at the trump hotel in d.c. yesterday is due to make his first appearance in court. he had a assault style rifle handgun and ammunition in the vehicle in the hotel's garage. he got a tip from pennsylvania state police that moles was on his way to d.c. and the he was carrying firearms. >> president trump is expected to announce his decision on whether the u.s. will remove itself from the paris climate accord.
investigation into possible russian meddling in the election continues to heat up. fox's jackie ibanez has more. >> reporter: will he or won't he? president trump says an announcement will come this afternoon whether he'll pull the u.s. out of the paris climate accord. >> i'm hearing from a lot of people both ways, both ways believe me. >> reporter: are you leaning in a direction, sir? >> hearing from a lot of people both ways. >> reporter: president trump said abandoning the paris deal would be good for the u.s. economy and many conservative analysts agree. >> this climate agreement will decrease the household income of a average family of four by $20,000. it will increase electricity prices by 20 percent. >> reporter: but a large number of economists have doubts. >> there will be no positive impact on jobs. the u.s. is that so haas a seat at the table when it comes to my negotiations on environmental policy globally. negotiationsological affect every country in the world and the u.s. should be present in these
them. >> reporter: president trump's interior secretary is not weighing in. >> i have yet to read what the actual paris agreement is. so, i would like to sit down and read it. >> reporter: while a u.s. astronaut aboard the international space station is saying this. >> i think from our perspective have an incredible view of how thin our atmosphere is, that protects our planet, that gives you a real appreciation for how fragile our planet looks and how much we need to take care of. >> reporter: a senior white house official says president trump system expected to withdraw from the accord while others say he may partial a pull out. the president has been known to change his
mind. in new york, jackie ibanez, fox news. >> the president welcomed the prime minister of vietnam to the white house yesterday. their meeting led to the u.s. and vietnam agreeing on more than $8 billion worth o
two nation tas. president trump is due to that travel vietnam later this year. the u.s. relationship with vietnam has been on rock keep grounds ever since the president withdrew from the asia pacific partnership. >> the secret service charged a man after they say he tried to jump the bike rack fence outside the white house yesterday. the scare prompted a lockdown at the white house. the man was arrested by secret service. this is the sixth attempt in recent months to get onto the white house grounds. one trespasser was able to make it to the door before the secret service stopped him. a gaithersburg man accused of impersonating a police officer is due in court. 35-year-old atai osderman is facing gun charges. he was arrested on february between
after they learned he may have been impersonating an officer on multiple occasions. police found assault rifles body armor and ammunition. they recovered what appeared to be a baltimore county police badge. according to documents o-he was also in falls
wearing an ice uniform. >> developing in northern virginia this morning, police are trying to track down a man accused of inappropriately touching a girl at arlington national cemetery. happened on memorial day while president trump was laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. police say the suspect and the girl did not know each other. if you recognize the man in the picture you just saw, you're asked to call police. >> developing in the district a cab driver is that behind bars accused of sexually assaulting a female passenger over the memorial day weekend. she says she got into the cab along u street early sunday morning and the woman admits she had been drinking and blacked out. she says she woke up and the cab driver was assaulting herm she managed to fight him off and then opened the window and d a passerby heard her along 16th street and called police. officers pulled over the cab and arrestd that driver. the driver is due in court today. >> 4:35 on this thursday morning. gary mcgrady t-weather improving. >> yeah, friday eve, right. >> uh-huh. >> it was for the bad yesterday but we did have those big thunderstorms i t
a couple of those were severe. now, look, today it should be pretty much all dry at that time once we get by a couple of these showers this morning and you can see it wasn't long ago that we just had a couple little nice showers, even a thunderstorm moving through, well, washington county, frederick county. now it's kind of staying way up into pennsylvania, they're dying out. there's a frontal system, cold front believe it or not almost summer cold front coming on through today and ahead of that front it could kick up a shower here or there. most of us will stay dry t it's 63 in town o we know and northwestern suburbs in the 50's. how about this? this looks really great. 11 o'clock, 7:00 a.m. -- 75 degrees, not 7:00 a.m. 75 degrees. 2 o'clock 80 and a nice dry 81 degrees later on this afternoon. that will be the high. here's erin como with a look at your traffic. >> 4:36 right now. taking a live look outside, 66 is wide opened, problem free on the eastbound side by sudley road.
westbound side even quieter right now. i'll let you know if that changes. as we look at or maps we'll show you what else you're up against this morning. looking nice right now. problem free inside the beltway. 295 looking goodly from oxon hill toward laboratory road. eleventh street bridge is quiet. all inbound bridges looking good. key bridge from rosslyn into georgetown problem free. memorial bridge not seeing any issues. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. back to you. >> 4:37 is the time. can former vice president joe biden be putting his hat back into the political ring. that's the big question. still the new through that has many people thinking he may be plotting another come back. >> a tourist spots a noose inside the african-american museum. now the search is on to find whoever put it there. >> fox5 news morning will come back in just a moment. time right now is 4:37, the temperature 62 degrees. we're back after this. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> 4:39. we're back with a look at what's trending on the web this morning. >> here's holly with those stories. holly, good morning. >> good morning to both of you. good morning, everybody. first up, could this be a sign former vice president joe biden plans to stay in politics? according to the new york times, biden is launching a new political action committee today. the report says he's picked one of his former aides to lead the organization. the former vp is said to be upset about the direction of the country under president trump. next up, cnn has cut ties with comedian kathy griffin. as backlash builds over her anti-trump photo video shoot. the photo cost griffin an upcoming performance and an endorsement deal. griffin has
event since 2007. next up, new body cam footage of the orlando nightclub shooting has been released. orlando police released it yesterday with over 11 hours of harrowing imma much from inside pulse nightclub. it shows the terrifying first moments as officers arrived on the scene trying to save the victims and find the shooter. june 12th will mark one year since the tragedy. next up, the office of veterans affairs could soon embrace medical marijuana. yesterday secretary david shelton speaking to reporters and said evidence and states where that medical marijuana is legal suggests it might be helpful in treating vets. currently va doctors are barred from prescribing it to patients but a measure passed last year allows them to discuss in it states where it is legal. and finally, a new animated twist on snow white and the seven dwarves being accused of body shaming.
red shoes and the seven dwarves was spotted at the cannes film festival. it has a tag line reading what if snow white was no longer beautiful and the seven dwarves not so short? it shows a tall thin snow white and on one side and then a shorter rounder snow white on the other side with the suggestion being the shorter rounder version was no longer beautiful. morris who voices the snow white character tweeted she's appalled and angry by the marketing and that it wasn't approved by her or her team. >> thank you holly. 4:42 is the time. a hate filled find at one of d.c.'s most popular museums. still ahead what a tourist found inside the african-american history museum history and culture. >> a few program could mean residents could score a free security camera for their home. we'll explain up next. >> gary and erin are back with an early morning check of your weather and traffic. it is 62 degrees, and
the string of hate crimes across the country. >> lebron james offering a powerful response to racist graffiti spray painted at his home. how he's using that crime to send a mission sap about racism in the america. >> we could learn more as president trump is set to make a major announcement today. good morning, thanks for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm wisdom martin. it is thursday, welcome to the show. gary mcgrady, erin como are here to talk about weather and traffic but we want to start with weather because people need to know what they need to wear when they walk out today. >> it's a little cool in spots this morning. we have a couple little dying thunderstorms around the region this morning as well so watch out for that. until the front gets through, i think we could end up with some of that happening over the next couple hours or so s it should not be a big deal. we're expecting very nice weather for today. here's the deal t the weekend, it looks like saturday is pretty nice. those late thunderstorms will be later on in the day and prab
evening hours the way it's looking right now. so expect a lot of sunshine and saturday should be dry high of about 83 degrees or so. really nice. sunday is looking better. we can't take showers or thunderstorms out of the forecast but it's looking better than it was yesterday. highs about 85 or so. there's a quick look at your. weekend forecast. how about some traffic this morning, friday eve. here's erin como. >> 4:47, gary. taking a ride on 95 northbound you're in pretty good shape. this live camera by prince william parkway, volume increasing on the northbound side. not enough to cause any delays through dale city just yet and south of that point as you make your way out in fredericksburg and stafford we're until pretty good shape. volume increasing but not enough to cause delays. southbound side very quiet all the way down toward stafford as well. let's switch over for a look at our maps. traffic is really quiet. you can see route one also looking good as you cross the occoquan. not seeing any problems over in manassas. we'll take a closer look at maryland next. that's your look at traffic. back to you. >> thank you erin como. time is 4:47. new this morning an emergency landing today for
airlines plane after a mental a ill passenger threatened to blow up the jet. the flight had taken off for australia and was about 10 minutes in the air when the passenger who had been discharged from a psychiatric hospital the day before made the threat and tried to get into the cockpit. other passengers tackled the man and tied him up. the plane turned around and landed safely. it was swept for explosives but nothing was found. >> a noose found at the national museum of african-american and culture yesterday. >> fox5's annie yu joins us live from northwest with the story. annie. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you, wisdom and maureen. well, park police tell us that this discovery was made yesterday afternoon around 1 o'clock and it happened right inside the national museum of african-american history and culture. and they say that it's likely the person responsible for this disturbing act was caught on surveillance inside the
we are still waiting to hear more about the images, possibly being released. we're told that as soon as the report was made, there was a large security presence inside the museum and the gallery was shut down for at least an hour. >> at one point while we were there, i saw a big ruckus with two security guards that were running through. >> oh, god. i -- no words. to be completely and brutally honest, i feel like that hate crimes are on the rise. >> reporter: now, this is the second incident involving a noose at a smithsonian museum in just days. another noose had been found friday on the grounds of the hirshorn museum and david squarton secretary of the smithsonian said we will continue couldn't to
this ignorance with knowledge and coward orange line acts will not prevent us from the vital work we do. we will remain vigilant and despite these deplorable acts we will become a strong institution for all americans. park police say it's unclear whether the two incidents are connected. again we are waiting to see if surveillance images will be released later today but we can tell you that the segregation visit back opened here at the museum. live in northwest annie yu. >> we have new video to share with that you d.c. police want to you see. take a good look right here. it is surveillance footage of two men breaking into a store in northwest, then getting into the atm and stealing money. this was just before 5:00 a.m. back on may 12th at a store in the 400 block of massachusetts avenue. again take a close look. if you recognize these guys, police want you to give them a call. >> d.c. mayor muriel bowser set to launch a new program today that's meant to help keep you safe. straight ahead how you could score a free security
>> ♪ >> 4:53 is the time. we're back with what's happening today and d.c. mayor muriel bowser will launch new program aimed at keeping d.c. residents say. the private security cam ram voucher program will allow eligible residents to receive a private security camera system without any cost to them. the program is opened to those who rent or own
d.c. senior citizens are also eligible. it follows the program launched last year in which residents could receive rebates for a security camera system. also today in the district city leaders will unveil the new waterfront park in southwest. the park is along water and m place and is dedicated to congresswoman eleanor holmes norton and includes three and a half acres of walking paths a playground on bocce courts. dedication begins at 3:30. >> how about some good food for a good cause? today from 10:45 until 10:00 p.m. all d.c. chipotle locations will donate 50 percent of their proceeds to the d.c. library summer program. all you need to do is eat chipotle today. >> national harbor down to the best s-p-e-l-l-e-r-s periods. the finals of the national spelling bee are tonight. the field of young contestants has been whittled down from 291 to 40 who
tonight. that includes a boy from richmond virginia and a boy from howard county maryland. now the youngest speller ever to compete six-year-old edith fuller from oklahoma she did not make it into the finals. so -- she did well, though. she got this far. all right. ready to see you tomorrow. tomorrow morning in b-o-w-i-e maryland. >> quite at good speller. >> that's as far as i went. that's the site as much our next zip trip. we'll be in bowie town center from 6:00 to 11:00 tomorrow. tucker barnes kicks things off. then i'll be there along with holly morris. erin como will join us a little bit later and we would love for you to come out as well. come out and see us on our second zip trip. last time bowie brought it strong. they were one of the top ones out of all the zip trips. >> i think they'll bring it strong again tomorrow. gary mcgrady talking about our weather and improvements. >> oh, looked great. look, technically there's still a chance of a couple of showers for that probably the next two hours or so,
three hours until the front gets through but today looks gorgeous. i mean, this is what we've been waiting on for awhile now. 56 in gaithersburg now, baltimore is 59. dulles is 57. association a lot of suburbs this morning are down in the 50's. little -- it's very pleasant out. speaking of the front, front comes through, drier air builds in behind it, we'll be a little bit breezy today. winds will be west-northwest, 15, 20, maybe some gusts more than that but it's bringing in lower humidities. temperatures today will be in the 80's again with a lot of sunshine. as a matter of fact as i have a second here, seven day is done. let's show it to you. 81 today. 82 tomorrow. bowie tomorrow morning fabulous. fabulous in bowie tomorrow. there's a quick look at your forecast. how about a quick look at your traffic? erin como, she's still here, right, erin. >> yeah, i'm still here. 4:56. don't worry gary i'm not going anywhere. drive time looking good across virginia. all in the green. same story in maryland.
top of the beltway outer loop in college park looking good. 12 minute ride the spur to 95. 95 southbound outer loop pennsylvania avenue to baltimore-washington parkway also looking good t as we take a look at our maps in southern maryland not seeing any problems on two tenement things looking good on 95 and bw parkway. more traffic in a few. back to you. >> all right, thank you erin. this morning world leaders are waiting as president trump is set to weigh in on whether to keep the u.s. in a global pact to fight climate change. >> manhunt under way for this person accused of groping a young girl he didn't know during a memorial day tribute at arlington national cemetery. >> ♪ >> stay with us. we're back after the break. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> right now at 5:00 a disturbing hate filled find at one of d.c.'s most popular and newest museums. we're live at the african-american history and culture museum with details of the racist message a tourist found inside. >> nba star lebron james in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. his powerful message, though, about race in america after his home is the target of racist graffiti. >> live look outside. it's thursday june 1st. that means we are one day closer to friday and to the official start of summer. good morning to you. thank you for joining