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now. so a pretty morning. temperatures running mostly in the 60s. 69 at national. we've got a few upper 50s well west of town. 82 at noon. 84 at 5:00 p.m. with a high today about 86. we're looking good. we do have some of these hatchy high clouds coming in from the -- patchy high clouds coming in from the southwest. overhead we had a couple of sprinkles. overnight some storms actually fell apart in loudoun county. quiet this morning. so no problems weather wise. 57 in winchester. 55 in cumberland. 62 in la plata. hello, scott, at annual drews watching us this morning. manassas -- andrews watching us this morning. manassas 61. let's go over to monika samtani. she'll let you know about the morning commute. at 6:00 you know the volumes are just now beginning to build. our major thoroughfares are doing final. there are no big problems on the beltway north, south, east, west. you should be okay right now if you're just heading out the
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door. we want to show you a map of our metro red line. there had been a problem with noma-gallaudet and fort totten. late clearing track work. the train service is now beginning to resume but expect residual delays through that stretch on the red line. no pa a--- noma-gallaudet to fort totten. train service is resuming as we speak. some brake lights forming as you cross the occoquan river on 95 and leaving lorton, springfield it will be off and on to the beltway. no problems on 395 as you head for the 14th street bridge. on 270 southbound overall delays route 109 to 121 and then the pace is great through germantown all the way down to the point where the lanes divide. i'll be back with more traffic at 6:11. this morning federal investigators will be back in howard county, maryland. they want to find out what happened in the seconds before a deadly train derailment. >> more than 20 cars carrying coal jumped the tracks in
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downtown ellicott city yesterday. sadly two 19-year-old girls were sitting on the railroad bridge at the time and they were killed. kristin fisher is live in ellicott city with more on these young victims. kristin. >> reporter: good morning. this historic downtown normally so quiet at 6:00 in the morning is just full of activity because just beyond these barricades cleanup crews have been working through the night to try to clear all 21 of those overturned rail cars and the coal that spilled out from inside of them. n.t.s.b. investigators say it's that coal that killed these two teenage girls. they were hutly buried -- literally buried underneath all of that coal as it spilled out from the overturned rail cars. the two girls are identified as rose mayr and elizabeth nass. they were just sitting on the bridge a few feet from the tracks when the train rolled through ellicott city just around midnight yesterday.
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minutes earlier, and this is really sort of the chilling part, these two teens had posted pictures on their twitter accounts of what appears to be their view from the bridge 20 feet over main street. one twitter post suggests the two may have been drinking. they were just ending to school but the loss of elizabeth is just truly tragic. >> it's really, really sad. i hope that my children learn something that train tracks are not places to play. >> reporter: the main street bridge is known to be a very poch regard spot for -- popular spot for both teenagers and tourists. officials are still investigating whether the teenagers' presence on the track contributed to the accident. right now a ruptured airline caused the automatic brakes to trigger. crew members on board the train
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say they felt nothing, saw nothing before the emergency braking occurred which caused that train to derail. so still a lot of questions here this morning, a lot of cleanup that still needs to take place. main street here is expected to stay closed for several days as this cleanup continues. mike? >> kristin fisher livein ellicott city, maryland this morning. one man arrested in connection with the crash that killed a prince george's county police officer could be in court today. 24-year-old kenneth mitchell was arrested yesterday. he is suspected of starting that high speed pursuit which ended in the death of adrian morris. his car crashed along 95 in belts vail monday. police -- beltsville monday. police are still looking for a second suspect. >> there is clearly an extensive search under way to find that second occupant. this department is very focused on this investigation naturally. >> flags across maryland will remain at half staff until officer adrian morris' funeral. police confirm he was not
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wearing his seat belt when these patrol car crashed on monday. his partner was and that partner suffered only minor injuries. an update on a story we first brought you at 11:00. an amber alert in prince george's county has been can is heed. a -- canceled. a one-year-old boy was found unharmed in district heights, maryland. charges are pending against the man the child was found in. a judge has released a crofton, maryland man accused of trying to shoot up his workplace. neil prescott was transferred tuesday from a mental health facility to the custody of his parents. the judge ordered prescott to keep taking medication and attend counseling while he awaits arraignment. good news after nearly a year after our big earthquake last summer. the washington monument is not sinking. a government report says the quake did not cause any change in the base or the depth of the monument. experts from the national survey say the monument went
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about 2.2isms deeper into the ground since 1901. it weighs 90,000 tons and sits on a base of mostly clay and gravel. jessica doyle is back with another your money report. >> she says federal workers, don't expect a pay raise any time soon. >> this is bad news for federal workers. here's the news. for federal workers, president obama is extending a two-year pay freeze for federal employees till at least next spring. it will stay in effect till a spending plan is passed but the presidential campaign is making it unlikely that's going to happen before the start of fiscal 2013 on october 1. under a law passed in 2010, salaries were frozen for 2011 and 2012 but employees still have been able to get raises with promotions, with performance rewards or climbing the pay scale. a startling fact. a new study indicates that almost half of the food we buy actually gets thrown if the
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garbage can. the natural resources defense council says that's up to 40 pr of food in the u.s. gets thrown out and that means every year americans are dumping $165 billion of unwanted food, uneaten food right away? the average house hod throws out about $2 -- household throws out about $2200 a year. that's a lot of money. so much for tough interview questions like what's your biggest weakness. i care too much. i work too hard. some companies take these questions to a whole new level like asking, how would you design a vending machine. if you're interviewing with a position for am disonl, you may -- amazon, you may actually need to know that answer. answer. i'm asking you guys, you're the job seeker. i'm the interviewer putting on my glasses. here's a tough one.
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in 30 seconds i want you both collaborating to name as many uses for a brick as possible. i want you to start now. >> projectile. >> paperweight. >> house construction. >> the base of a pizza oven. >> fix the toilet tank. put it in the bottom of the toilet tank. >> that's a good one. >> you did on that vendingmental. a nice decorative art piece. >> the base to a fireplace. >> that's ten seconds. you got a few. you got eight. that's not too bad. you're hired. you can start immediately. >> what's my pay? >> we'll talk about that later. >> we'll negotiate. >> lots and lots of money. >> or lots and lots of bricks. our time 16:08. in five minutes the -- is 6:08. in five minutes the controversial comments about a candidate. there is a threat of a
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little bit of a shower. your weather first straight ahead. >> first, what can you just not live without? most people say it's their computer. researchers from the online publishers association says 67% of us couldn't do without our pc or laptop. television came in a close second with 62% of people saying they couldn't live without it. and we love our phones. 56% of people say they need their mobile phones. 16% say they can't live out the newspaper, even e-readers made the list. 8% can't live without them.
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it's a pretty nice morning out there. we have partly cloudy skies. i'm expecting a good deal of sunshine today. comfortably warm with an isolated storm possible this afternoon. your high temperatures nice, into the middle 80s. howard, here's a look downtown at the key bridge approaching m street. this is doing final but on m street itself at the key bridge, emergency road work may cause a bit of delay. i'll have more on traffic coming up once again at 6:17. missouri congressman todd akin is staying in the race for u.s. senate. >> his fellow republicans are urging him to bough out after the -- bow out after the
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controversial comments he made on rape and abortion. >> andrew spencer has the latest on both parts of this story. >> reporter: despite calls to quit his u.s. senate race, republican congressman todd akin let a withdrawal deadline pass tuesday night. he's under high fire saying rape rarely leads to pregnancy. >> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down. >> reporter: the political fallout prompted repeat apologies from akin. he even released a tv ad tuesday. >> rape is an evil act. i used the wrong words in the wrong way and for that i apologize. >> reporter: both presidential campaigns have strongly condemned akin's comments. meanwhile the republican party's platform committee approved a platform calling for a constitutional amendment banning abortion. it does not contain any explicit exemptions for rape or incest. delegates will vote it during next week's republican national convention in tampa. senator scott brown rejected such a stance in a letter to
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the republican national committee. he wrote, quote, i believe this is a mistake because it fails to recognize the views of pro- choice republicans like myself. the romney campaign made its position clear sunday, a statement says, quote, a romney- ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape. i'm andrew spencer for 9news now. part of the republican platform hails abortion laws in states like virginia. earlier this year the commonwealth approved laws requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion. governor bob mcdonnell signed that bill. he's also working with national republicans on the party lat form. the hill newspaper is out with its annual list of the richest lawmakers in congress. topping the list republican congressman michael mccaw from texas, cool $290.5 million is what he's worth. a distant second democratic senator john kerry of massachusetts. he's married to teresa heinz. he's worth $199 million.
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virginia senator mark warner came in fifth, $85.9 million. the top five overall, there were 19 democrats in the top 50. howard, somewhere farther down on the list but he's there somewhere. >> way out there. >> he's also looking at our temperatures. >> which are beautiful this morning. it's in the 60s. we're loving t. we're going to have a good day today. the only thing we'll be dealing with is that stray afternoon thunderstorm kind of like we've seen here and there yesterday. one of them hit the nats and gave them a nearly one-hour rain delay. hopefully they'll get the sweep this evening. >> maybe another rain delay. >> let's get one more going. your bus stop forecast, you know, it's pleasant out there this morning. we've got a few spots which
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have dipped into the upper 50s well west of town to around 70. sunrise happening in a few minutes. it's 6:29. we will have a good day today. lunch time temperatures in the low 80s. a really nice day if you want to eat lunch outside or for recess for the little ones back in school. by 4:00 85. forecasting a high of 86. by 8:00 p.m. 80 degrees. a northeast to east winds at about 5, 8 miles an hour. you'll notice the low 60s from lovettsville now at 61. hey partial, gainesville 66 degrees. centreville is 63 as well. fort belvoir also 63 while lowrl and bowie and crofton -- laurel and bowie and crofton all at 66 degrees. we'll call it partly cloudy. 69 at reagan national with calm winds and humidity at 81%. we've got all of this moisture across the southeast u.s. look at florida seeing the rains up through the carolinas, the
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coastal carolinas. for us mainly the clouds blowing off isolated showers west of us. nice and clear out west. while the front is nearby, i think we'll just see the threat for the isolated shower or storm in the afternoon the next couple of days. otherwise fairly quiet. just want to point out isaac headed toward the islands now. could be near south florida potentially by monday of next week as a hurricane. we'll have to watch this very carefully. today 86. isolated storm. maybe a stray storm thursday. starting in the 60s, finishing at 87. friday the isolated afternoon storms. still pretty good at 88. the weekend, hey, that's looking not bad at all. partly sunny, upper 80s to near 90 with a couple of low 90s next week. tuesday could be some storms. then we watch where isaac ends up. 6:17. here's monika with timesaver traffic. thank you so much. the beltway still looking really good all around town. you see the green behind me. we're going to take a look at the northbound side of i-95.
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a couple of slow stretches heading through springfield. we'll go live first. we've got that thick volume leaving route 644 as you head for the beltway. once you're on 395 it's looking great. we'll take a live look there as well and the 14th street bridge. back over to our maps and this time to the west sides of town. no problems to report on 66 by the way as you head inbound. no problems from centreville all the way toward fairfax. metro had been shut down, the red line at forttonnen and gallaudet but that has -- fort to totten and gallaudet. no problems there. you've got some brake lights forming here off and on toward nutley street and the beltway. i'll be back in a few minutes with more traffic. i have a commuter alert. don't be surprised to see cars in the new 495 express lanes in
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virginia. these are test vehicles in the lanes. they're making sure that the easy ez-pass transponders work correctly. the tests will make sure the people who use the lanes get charged and those would aren't in them don't get charged. car pools will ride free. solo drivers aren't expected to use the lanes every day, just when they need it. >> people will pay when they need to be somewhere, when you've got to pick up that kid at day care or making it -- or make it to the meeting with the boss. we expect the tolls to be anywhere from $3 to $6. it depends on where you're going and what's happening on the road at that time. >> they will be adding new buses to go along the express lanes. you can learn more about that at a meeting tonight at the braddock district governmental center in burke and begins at 7:00. so the actual express lanes will open to the public in the fall and we mentioned this a little earlier, a few weeks ago that if you get this ez-pass flex transponder and put it on the hov, you'll ride the lanes
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for free. you have to remember to switch that. it's not hard to do and good thing to get. it's available right now. 6:19. now just about 6:20. time for another check of the question of the morning. a recent medical study suggests that consuming too much of one of these things can lower your iq. is it a, cotton candy or c, french fries. >> facebook friend tony says it's c, french fries. it can't be good for the brain. besides i love cotton candy and i had my degree by age 18. >> keep the guesses coming.
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your weather first. very pleasant. 60s, even a few upper 50s with partly cloudy skies. just a stray storm or to this afternoon. your high temperatures will be approaching the middle 80s. enjoy it. andrea? tonight the nationals go for a series sweep of the
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atlanta braves. >> the nats can increase their lead in the division to eight games which is unchartered territory for the franchise. >> last night stephen strasburg had one of the most dominant starts of his career. he went six innings, gave up four hits and struck out ten braves. d.c. got offensive ow we are from an -- power from an unlikely source. a home run in the 5th inning. nationals win 4-1. straussburg is up to 145 and -- strasburg is up to 145 and a third innings. he's amused by all the talk about him. he tells the associated press, quote, it's funny. nobody talks to me personally about t. obviously i can either scour the internet or watch all the stuff being said on tv or i can just keep pitching and watch the golf channel i guess.
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keep pitching, kid. clinton pore kiss will be back in washington -- portis will be back in washington tomorrow. he'll formally retire and will do it as a redskin. he played 17 seasons here. he was known for his play on the field and of course the great antics off the field. great sense of humor, costumes, the whole nine yards. he's second in rushing yards only to john riggins with more than 7,000 yards. our time 6:25. still ahead ow frederick county, maryland -- ahead, how frederick county maryland is protecting students. the incredible shrinking seats. why it might be our fault if the airlines are cramming us into planes even tighter. right now monika has a quick check of traffic. >> not too many problems on the roads. 270 is a good example. no delays at route 121 down to germantown and rockville. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 6:30. you're watching 9news now. stay with us.
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good morning. it 1:29. this is the place we can always -- you can always get your weather first. a beautiful sunrise shot as you wake up this wednesday morning. good morning. thanks for joining us. temperatures in the mid-60s. lower 60s depending where you live. a beautiful start to your wednesday. >> thank you for starting your day with us. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. meteorologist howard bernstein out on the weather terrace this morning enjoying the weather. good morning. good morning. it's a lovely morning. temperatures in the 60s, even
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some 50s west of town. we're expecting a nice warm-up. but lunch time 82. that's the view in tysons corner looking nice this morning with mostly sunny skies. 82 by noon. east to northeast winds at 5, 10 miles an hour. just a few high clouds have been blowing across the region over the last few hours so plenty of breaks. that's why we're expecting a mix of clouds and sunshine. 50s, winchester, martinsburg, all in the 350s right now. -- in the 50s right now. 61 in culpeper. with the sunshine just an isolated storm possible this afternoon. your high in d.c. right about 86. it is 6:30. we go inside to monika samtani. she's watching the commute for you. the beltway looks great. there are no issues to report all around town. i do want to let you know, though, that marc brunswick line 890 is running ten minutes late. we're going to show what you it looks like first heading in on the bw parkway and route 50 through cheverly and the northeast corridor. everything is final.
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no issues to report if you're traveling over the anacostia or potomac river crossings right now. a live look at the beltway north of town of the here's what it looks like in college park. nice and light here till you get to the 95 interchange. then you hit the brakes toward university boulevard heading west on the belt ware. this time to southern maryland. route 4, route 5, route 3 on 1, 210 from -- 301, 2010 from accokeek to oxon hill looks great. we'll take a live look at the beltway at route 1 in alexandria. very light between the wilson bridge and springfield. i'll be back in a few minutes at 6:43 with another look at the big picture. back to you guys. it was four years ago that a hurricane canceled most of the first day of the republican convention. is history going to repeat itself in 2012? >> there is a storm brewing. gayle king joins us live from new york with a preview. good morning. >> good morning. we're here. hello, mike and andrea. we're going to check on tropical storm isaac headed
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toward the caribbean. it could go toward florida and cause trouble for the republican national convention next week. we'll have charlie's interview a pga champion mcelroy. i know you are caught in that tease that charlie rose is back. >> he is indeed. he also tends do do a fair amount of golf interviews. why is that? >> he yes, he does like a little bit of golf. we'll see you at 7:00. >> have a good day. for maryland women are dead killed in a train derailment while enjoying a summer night. >> now the question is exactly what caused that derailment. kristin fisher is live in ellicott city this morning. she's looking for answers as are investigators. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: that's right. good morning, mike. there's really two things going on here this morning. this massive cleanup effort and this ongoing ntsb investigation into exactly what happened here in this train derailment.
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this cleanup effort has been going through the night just this barricade on main street is where all of these 21 rail cars overturned. the coal spilling out just everywhere. it's huge mess. the cleanup is expected to take several days. main street here is expected to be closed at least through today, probably tomorrow. this ongoing investigation is also expected to take several days, maybe even weeks. what we know as of now is that 21 of 80 rail cars derailed right around midnight yesterday crushing cars. it damaged parts of downtown spilling coal everywhere. and of course it killed these two teenage girls who were sitting on a bridge right near the tracks. the big question has been did their presence near the tracks leave the conductor to possibly slam on the brakes causing the train to derail. right now we just don't know. ntsb investigators will only say it was a quote, ruptured airline that caused an automatic brake to trigger. they're looking for information
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on video footage. they're interviewing the crew. three members were on board. here's what this n.t.s.b. investigator had to say yesterday about what he's learned. >> the three members on board, i've reviewed their statements. all their statements indicate that they felt nothing and they saw nothing before emergency braking occurred in their train. >> reporter: at that time rose mayr and elizabeth nass were seated on the bridge with their backs to the tracks. when the cars overturned, they were literally buried in this coal. in fact, police say their bodies were found still sitting on that bridge on main street here in ellicott city. the girls were friends. they were 19 years old. they were 2010 graduates from ellicott city. the real tragedy here of course, these were just two teenage girls at the beginning of their lives. they were about to begin their junior years in college. nass is a junior at james madison university. mayr at the university of
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delaware. now their lives have been cut tragically short here today as the investigation continues into exactly why they were up there and exactly what happened, why this train derailed. lots of questions this morning. back to you. >> kristin fisher is live in ellicott city, maryland this morning. our coverage of the story continues at you can see more of these chilling tweets that were sent out by the two victims just before they died. check out our photo gallery of the scene of the derailment. it's all on the front page of it's 6:35. campaign 2012 news, republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan make as campaign stop in virginia this morning. he'll visit northwest hardware store in roanoke. yesterday ryan was speaking at a rally near philadelphia, and he took swipes at the president for comments made during his 2008 campaign. >> he said people in places like pennsylvania and wisconsin, we cling to our guns
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and our religion. hey, as a catholic deer hunter, guilty as charged. >> republican presidential candidate mitt romney is holding a campaign rally in iowa later today. president obama will start his day in nevada. then head to new york and back to washington. he's talking about education. during a campaign stop in ohio yesterday, the president accused his republican rival of not giving education policy enough attention. >> they don't really have a plan. they won't be talking about much. but they will spend more money than we've ever seen on ads that just try to repeat the same thing over and over again. the economy is not doing as well as it should and it's all obama's fault. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is making a campaign stop in detroit today to speak to high school students and
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teachers. 6:37 now. d.c. taxis that are set up with the new smart readers will begin hitting the streets today. the new system will allow passengers take pay by credit card, even get news, weather and show them the route to their destination. authorities say the smart meters will have a feature as well to contact police or an ambulance in case of an emergency. the taxi drivers will have to pay for that equipment but can send along a surcharge to the riders. also stop for school buss with flashing red lights. it's the law. in frederick county, maryland they're stepping up the enforcement of the law. they have installed cameras on the buses. violators who get caught will get a $125 fine. 6:37. time for another your money report. jessica says please return your tray tables to their upright and lockings. >> airlines apparently are starting to take away our leg room which for those of us who
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are a little taller can find that frustrating. >> you get squished up in the seats. trying do control costs, the airlines are moving to the slimmer seats. that means they can pack more people on to planes, more seat rows. that means more dollars but the downside for all of us, we could wind up getting even less leg room when we fly and too be -- and it could find us asking for more aisle seats. >> passengers are not willing to pay the true cost of airfare and airlines have no other option but to put more passengers into their aircraft, into economy class. that's what they're using the slim seats for. they're able to add an adiggal row of seats in economy. >> so how squished are you on a plane? it comes down to the average seat pitch. the distance from one point on the seat to the same point in front. it's currently about 30 to 32 inches on most major airlines.
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southwest is shrinking their seat pitch by an inch and the new design will actually give you more space in the long run. spire rit has been using later weight seats and said they're prereclined. they offer 28 inks of -- imps of seat space -- inches of seat space. here's the space you get across several modes of transportation. on an amtrak train, the average seat pitch is about 40 inks. in a car with the -- inches. in a car with the front seat pulled back, the pitch is about 232 pinch -- 32 pinches. compare that -- inches. compare that to first class on a plane. you're paying for 39 inches of leg room. >> smaller seats give you more room and eating pizza makes you thinner. >> they're getting more with less. the biggest downside is you're feeling cramped and families are having trouble sitting
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together because they're making you pay extra for the window seat and aisle seat. >> can't win. our time is 6:40. in nine minutes we might make you feel just a little old. >> it is fun. we'll get the look of the minds seth of the -- mind-set of the college class of 2016. going to be another great summer day. enjoy it because kids and going back to school. highs in the mid-80s. just a chance of a shower. we'll look ahead to the weekend when 9news now returns.
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it's 6:44 and 69 degrees. time for timesaver traffic. if you can -- if you're headed out the door, you're going to be okay. there are no big problems to report i'm happy to same. the outer loop just a bit slow college park into silver spring. it really improves by the time you're at university boulevard. on the southbound side of 270, a long, slow stretch, 16 miles
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an hour as you leave route 109 heading toward 121. once you're in germantown you're fine. we'll take a live look outside and show what you it looks like first on 2370. -- 270. no problems as you head toward rockville, route 355, great seneca highway. both of those roadways look good as well. northbound on i-95 in virginia, that slow stretch. here in woodbridge across the awk quan river and a live look from our sky 9, northbound 95. this is what it looks like approaching lorton. great till you hit springfield. then you've got the brake lights. one last look at 395 at duke street. this is slow from duke to seminary and improves at the 14th street bridge. more traffic at 6:58. here is howard. he's back from vacation and he has a forecast that we'd like to have on our vacation. >> temperatures in the mid-80s today. we're looking at just a chance of an afternoon shower or storm kind of like we've seen the last few days. i think the pattern isn't going
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to change much but we'll get warmer into the weekend and early next week. here we go with the start of the bus stop forecast. school is in session in several areas now. school's opening -- schools opening more and more by the day it seems. patchy fog well south and southwest of town. temps ranging from the upper 50s to low 70s here over the next couple of hours at the bus stop with the coolest spots well west of d.c. sunrise occurred 6:29 setting at about 7:52 this evening. your day planner lunch time recess. outside would be great. 82 degrees at noon. 85 at 3:00. we will see highs about 86. even this evening at 6:00 we're down to 83. currently 55 in winchester and cumberland. culpeper 61 along with baltimore at 62. tappahannock airport down south 61 fredricksburg and pax river naval air station 65 degrees. look at picture on our michael & son weather camera. some of the clouds to the southwest in tysons corner, virginia. 69. mostly sunny at ray gax
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national with calm -- at reagan national with calm winds. the moisture generally from the carolinas to off shore. you see a few showers in southwestern virginia. some of the cloudiness from that will be streaming over us from time to time the next few hours. then in the afternoon just with the daytime heating, we may pop a couple of showers or storms here and there. i think fairly isolated stuff this afternoon. anything that develops will diminish overnight and we'll do it again tomorrow with popping a couple of storms in the afternoon. isaac gaining strength. might be a hurricane toward south florida here by monday. 86 degrees today. warm, isolated storm. we're down in the 60s tonight. 87 tomorrow. good day. stray storm possible. 88 friday with the isolated storm. your weekend looks like it's going to be in the upper 80s with partly sunny conditions. then next week we're warming up a little bit. i think some lower 90s with a chance for a couple of storms. guys, back to you. >> all right, howard.
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the college class of 2016 begins their freshman year in the coming weeks. most of them were born in 1994. >> makes us feel old. each year a college in wisconsin comes up with a list of touchstones. benjamin braddock having given up on a career in plastics and a relationship with mrs. robinson, he could be their grandfather. jackie kennedy onassis and more have always been dead. >> bill clinton is a senior statesman whose presidency they don't really know much about. robert deniro is thought of the long suffering father if law. i can't picture people carrying luggage through airports rather than rolling it. >> we found some others that we thought were interesting. women have always been pilots of airplanes and space shuttles in their lives. >> it's not a big deal to them.
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and they're taking pictures on film. what is that? >> a few don't remember typewriters. >> i do my college thesis on a typewriter with whituous. >> my daughter -- with white out. my daughter hasn't never even see a -- never even seen a typewriter. >> my college age kid was home from school this summer. never listened to the radio. the i potd was always hooked up. -- ipod was always hooked up. >> most ever the incoming freshman will start with some degree of hearing loss. daily deals time now. i've been combing through the e- mails and retailer websites to find you deep discounts. pay $5 and get $10 to spend at the i hop in columbia heights. this deal is available through living social. then you can work off those pancakes at home instead of at
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one pharmacist started it all: charles walgreen had a mission to help people be happy and healthy. from inventing the first chocolate malt... to creating a nonprofit pharmacy for our troops... to the first child safety caps. walgreens has been innovating for over a hundred years. and we're just getting started.
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with more and more ways to be well every day. here at the corner of happy and healthy. today is wednesday, august 22. here's a check on the news before you go. prince george's county police are still looking for a second suspect involved in monday's deadly police crash. one person has been arrested. that happened tuesday. he's wanted for leading police on a pursuit. that chase ended in a crash
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that killed 24-year-old officer adrian morris. one person was treated for minor burns from a townhouse fire, this one here started last night in upper marlboro. some neighbors homes were evacuated as a precaution. stephen strasburg struck out ten batters last night. nats topped the brewers -- the braves rather 4-1. d.c. now has a seven-game lead in the division and they go for the sweep tonight. 6:54. time to get the answer to the question of the morning. the question one more time, a recent medical study suggests that consuming which one of these things too much could lower your iq? a, cotton candy, b, wine, or c french fries. >> you saw it on 60 minutes. sugar is bad for you. the answer is a, cotton candy. >> i can't remember the last time i had that. one more check of the news and traffic and weather when we come back.
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one more thing before we go. support one of your favorite college teams. take a look. who sponsors pop tarts? apparently a lot of college teams. see the unc logo, university of north carolina, florida is doing it too you can get the university of georgia pop tarts as well. >> gator tarts. >> great marketing idea but these are elite athletes who are supposed to watch what they're eating. >> we were saying if you really want to go very far, you can have your casket emblazenned with your university logo and you said? >> what did i say? >> the pop tarts will get you there faster. so be careful. >> i like the maple and brown sugar ones. >> it's all frosting and sugar on it. everybody says sugar is evil. weather wise we're in good shape today. 86 degrees. stray storm can't be ruled out.
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87 tomorrow. 88 friday. again the isolated to stray afternoon storm. a little hotter as we head toward early next week and of course by the middle of next week, we might be dealing with isaac in some form. so we'll be watching him. a price nice morning. here's the beltway on the north side of town in silver spring. some sunshine on the inner loop. outer loop normal into silver spring. you'll find it heavy at edsall road headed toward duke street and seminary. wall street looking lower right now. that could change. >> cbs this morning is next with the five things you need to know about your company's 401(k) plan plan. howard and i will be back in just 25 minutes with a live update on traffic and weather. >> if you can't join us then, please check us out. get your news, traffic and weather at >> you think i'm tall? everybody here has to stand on a box. have a great day. see you back here tomorrow at 4:25. >> you are tall.


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