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>> reporter: drew levinson, cbs news, washington. >> now cycling's international governing body the international cycling union says it will make a decision today on whether or not to appeal arm strong's suspension on his behalf. it backed armstrong's claims that usa ada doesn't have the authority to strip armstrong. police are searching for the person responsible for the deadly shooting. around 10:25 last night officers found a man suffered from a gunshot wound to the head. he was taken to the hospital where he later died. investigators are still searching for a motive and a suspect in the murder of a 17- year-old from the debtorring section of prince george's county. >> she was amber stanley and a senior at the high school who hoped to attend harvard university next fall. ken molestina has more on the case. >> reporter: they spent the
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evening passings out flyers in the neighborhood where stanley was murdered. the 17-year-old was a student at flowers high school. >> it's a sad reality. >> reporter: those say she was a standout student. >> very shocking. such a nice young lady. >> reporter: according to prince george's county police someone came into her house and shot her multiple times inside her own bedroom. neighbors tell 9news now three other family members managed to escape the shooting by crawling out of windows. >> i think it's a tragedy. we haven't had anything like this happen at least that i know of in this area. >> reporter: thursday night nearly a full day after the shooting investigators were still left with a long list of unanswered questions. the victim's older sister returned for the first time since it happened. throughout the day dozens of detectives could be seen at the home turned murder scene along the street. all of them looking for clues that could lead them to a suspect and an explanation behind this savage crime. >> pretty much hope they find
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or bring to justice who committed that crime you know. >> reporter: the neighborhood is frightened and they won't rest easy until investigators get to the bottom of this. >> i'm going to put my alarm on. and i'm just going to pray that everything goes well. and i hope that he don't come back. and i hope it -- i'm sorry. she had to you know leave this way. >> reporter: here's another look at the flier being passed out by police. they're up to a $25,000 reward for anyone with information or anyone that has information regarding this investigation. prince george's county police do node your help. -- need your help. they're asking anyone with details to give them a call. we're at prince george's county police headquarters, i'm ken molestina, 9news now. a maryland state delegate involved in a crash is apologizing for drinking and boating. delegate don dwyer was operating one of two boats which collided wednesday night on the ma go think river near
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pasadena, maryland. dwyer didn't refute reports that his blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit. >> it is true that i was drinking while operating mitt boat yesterday. it's also been reported that my blood alcohol content was .2. no one, no one should be drinking and operating a motor vehicle or a power boat. i deeply regret my actions and i ask for forgiveness from the public. >> the injuries range from bruises to broken bones. and investigators have not yet determined who was at fault in the accident. today, 19-year-old elizabeth nass will be laid to rest. she was killed in ellicott city. she and her friend rose mays were sitting on a railroad track when it crashed. so far investigators do not know why that train derailed.
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the fbi and u.s. capitol police are investigating threats made against missouri congressman todd akin. as well as his family and even his congressional staff. akin is running for missouri senate seat now and he recently made some headlines over controversial comments about rape and abortion that he made. one of the alleged threats since then is particularly menacing because it's a statement against his wife. in the race for the white house, mitt romney says he has a good reason for not wanting to release his tax returns. he tells parade magazine that he is reluctant because it would reveal how much he and his wife have given to the mormon church and there are many report that is that have not been confirmed thetas a lot of money. think -- that it's a lot of money. he said the church doesn't publish how much he gives and democrats however are criticizing romney only releasing two years of tax returns. people in haiti are making last-minute preps as tropical storm isaac is bearing down on the island nation.
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there are an estimated 400,000 people still livable in settlement camps and that's from last time the earthquake. isaac currently has sustained winds of about 40 miles an hour. but it's expected to strengthen to hurricane status before it reaches florida on monday. officials in tampa say they have plans in place in case isaac hits during the republican national convention which of course starts next week. as tropical storm isaac churns towards florida people are getting ready the mark a memorable weather anniversary. today is the 20th anniversary of hurricane andrew. the storm first hit florida then crossed the gulf coast of mexico and slammed into louisiana. 25 people died in the united states. andrew remains the third costliest hurricane in u.s. history causing more than $26 billion in damage. the new england journal of medicine is disclosing a new disease which is also somewhat of a medical mystery. it's a new aids-like disease and it has doctors stumped. >> in fact, hundreds of people
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have this disease. most of them are of asian decent. but in terms of -- descent. but in terms of understanding where the disease comes from that's about it. >> reporter: dr. brown at the national institute helped lead the study of the new disease which severely damages patients' immune systems much like aids. most cases have been found in thailand and taiwan since 2004 with some here in the united states. odd findings, doctors call it an adult onset immunodeficiency syndrome because it strikes pages at age 50 on average, it does not appear to be contagious. it's not a virus but like hiv it severely damages the immune system making it hard to protect against agefections and disease. >> even though the end result is that they look like an hiv infected person because they have so many of these complicating infections, in fact, it isn't an infection that's causing its. it's the body's reaction
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against the important protein. so it isn't contagious and it doesn't spread from one person to another. >> reporter: so far they can help patients but not cure them. >> we have antibiotics against the infections that they get but that doesn't treat the underlying defect that's leading to this susceptibility to these infections, that has not been worked out yet. >> reporter: another way of saying no cure yet. what causes it? doctors don't know, but thinking maybe some kind of asian heritage and environmental factors that kick in to cause the disease around age 50. they're getting help from one patient with the disease who's being treated for it now at the nih campus in bethesda. gary nuremberg, 9news now. 4:37. will a mass murderer in norway go to prison or be declared insane? a court in oslo, norway is
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going to decided to. anders -- decided to. anders breivik accused of shooting 77 people in the attacks last summer. france is prepared to take part in enforcing a partial no- fly zone over syria. the defense minister is working to gain international support for the idea. this comes as syrian president bashar al-assad widens a major offensive against rebels in damascus and surrounding areas. the ponderosa fire in northern california is now 50% contained but still threatening 900 homes because of the strong winds there now. the flames already destroyed 84 buildings and more than 2500 firefighters are still working to contain the flames. the time is 4:38. we're in store for a relatively cool day but the weekend could get a little dicey. and howard is back at 4:39 to let you know what to expect. >> a decision in the legal battle between samsung and apple. but this is far from over. we'll explain why. >> at 4:49. maryland received a $123
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million grant to help fund health care. >> we're back with your weather first in two minutes. happy friday. we'll be right back.
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sunday morning on "biocentury this week," the
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voice of indian biotech and her strong views on innovation, competition, and access to health care. watch "biocentury this week" sunday at 8:30, only it is 4:41 on this friday morning. quiet out there. we do is a touch of fog in culpeper,. thes will be going into the mid- and upper 80s and we'll have a mix of clouds and sunshine. i'll be back talking about a little pesky low which could cause us problems over the weekend. i'll tell you about that in about five minutes. right now here's monika with timesaver traffic. as you can see 395 looks great near edsall road. southbound 95 though between warrenton and plank road. two left lanes are closed with construction. back with more coming up in a few minutes. back to you guys. 4:41 and time for the first your money segment of this friday morning. >> i wish i had more. you got any money? >> i wish i did. i have some gold for you though.
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we're starting off with conversation about gold. it's back in favor with investors. it closed at a four month high yesterday and some investors are buying gold to protect against inflation. they're thinking the fed is about to inject money into the economy. and that can cause a little bit of inflation potentially. the fed minutes from the last meeting suggest policymakers are ready to take steps soon to boost the economy if it didn't show improvement. as for stocks disappointing earnings from hewlett-packard sent stocks lower -- a south korean court says rivals apple and samsung infringed upon each other and stole pieces of each other's patents. the court ordered a partial ban on the sale of products in the country. the case was just one of ten different international copyright lawsuits which brought apple -- which rather apple brought against samsung.
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apple has been ordered to remove several of its iphones and ipads from store shelves. samsung is banned from selling its galaxy s 2. a similar case remains in the hands of jurors in california. >> how do you like them apples? >> stay tuned. this is south korea, not the u.s.. different standards. general motors will pump $220 million into building the next generation chevrolet cruze. the investments in new equipment at two ohio factories will preserve more than 500 jobs. it will have a nicer interior and better gas mileage. it currently gets 35 to 42 miles a gallon on the highway. this is in the a hybrid people. -- not a hybrid people. this is a regular car. >> it will also have is a better camera and a clearer screen. >> more resolution. >> it shows you too, using gas and a regular engine it could have been done somewhere along the line. >> a long time ago. >> i mean you look at the best selling cars in america right
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now. they are regular gas engines. you know? >> they do very, very well. >> fuel-efficient. >> sounds like some love. >> that's what i'm thinking. it is time to do a little back to school shopping and several retailers are slashing prices to try to get moms and dads back in the stores. >> we'll have more on that story plus your weather first in two minutes. you won't want the leave us, stay -- to leave us. stay with us.
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all right, it's friday, no matter what howard says, negative in the forecast it's still a good day. >> negative? i just want you to be aware that if i don't have got weekend plans -- you've got weekend plans outside on saturday may be difficult. >> i'm a believer. you kind of look at things at half full. >> i'm here to alert you. >> saturday is a yellow. >> it's because your plans are going to be likely interrupted by the showers we're going to have and it looks like the areas north of d.c., d.c. points north will have it worse than south of town. >> sunday?
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>> sunday look at better. still a chance for a shower or storm but sunday will be the better day of the weekend. the bus stop forecast, no problems this morning, up the of fog in culpeper with temperatures this morning in the 60s and 70s and winds are very light. sunrise not until 6:30 this morning. as far as the day planner a mix of clouds and sunshine today. depending on how much sun we get we can get near 90 but with more clouds mid- to upper 80s. going 89 for washington. they tend to run a couple of degrees warmer at reagan national. that likely would happen maybe 1:00, 2:00 this afternoon sometime in that time frame with a 5:00 p.m. temperature of 85. right now we're in the 60s and most areas. culpeper winchester 63. and 69 at the patuxent river naval air station. here in washington we've got -- can't really see it. tysons corner all lit up on the michael & son weather camera. mostly cloudy skies and 74 and calm winds and our humidity at 73%. over the last couple of days i've been showing you this
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moisture just been hanging out across the coast down into florida. still there again this morning and this is going to play into our weekend. because it looks like little area of low pressure is going to form on the front and then come up the coast and throw moisture back toward us. in the futurecast, really been depicting this now for a couple of days with the high clouds on top of us giving us that mud my sunshine. the stray shower this afternoon. and one or two spots. by tomorrow morning though look how this moisture is starting to move in across virginia. southern maryland here. rotating up toward us by the afternoon. and we're starting to see oh, may have that shower lingering, this is a little different from earlier. maybe, maybe southern areas don't really clear up as well until saturday night but even midnight saturday night we're still looking at some lingering showers here. and them by sunday afternoon, got a couple of those afternoon showers and thunderstorms. so tomorrow is in doubt for outside activities. hey check this out. joyce now back to a depression but isaac you know isaac looks
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stronger than it is right now. all these dark colors and tie cloud tops and strong thunderstorms but that's south of the center. the center is actually up here south of the republic. it's going to strengthen and still stay tropical storm strength likely here across haiti into tonight can then tomorrow it crosses cuba into the weekend potentially approaching key west into the monday morning time frame. then maybe toward mobile or pensacola as we head up toward tuesday night, wednesday. so we're going to watch that and the eastern gulf it could become a hurricane. and tampa should be far enough east of the track there really won't be too many problems. 89 today and stray storms. tomorrow about 80 so the yellow alert. sunday 83 and going to warm it up monday 89 and tuesday 88 and still upper 80s to 90 wednesday and thursday. 4:49 to monika with timesaver
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traffic. looking snazzy this friday. >> thank you howard. sow are you. very dapper. things are looking great outside as well. no problems to report on the beltway. 270 awesome no problems from frederick down to the point where the lanes divide. i'm going to say awesome very often. no problems heading down to clarksburg and down to the point where the lanes divide. we're going to take a live look at shady grove road on the southbound side of 270 and adds you can see volumes are very light and as you head for the outer loop of the beltway as well. over to the maps again this time no problems to report on the end bound side of the dulles toll road or 66 from sterling and centerville to fairfax and tysons corner and aloof the overnight construction should be cleared up on the best side of the beltway. a live look foul northbound 395 here at the 14th street bridge lanes are open, all the potomac and anacostia river crossings are free. i'll be back with more traffic. back to you. all right. see you. helping small business owners and individuals afford health
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insurance. that's the goal of a health benefit exchange and the state of maryland just got $123 million in federal money to help pay for a program like that. people who qualify can choose among benefit plans offered by previous insurers and the exchange is expected to be up and running by october of next year. the government says that most kids are indeed getting their scheduled shots. the centers for disease control found more than 95% of kindergarteners get most of the vaccines they need. however, measles, mumps and rubella snot up to the target levels they say. some parents refuse to let their kids get that shot after a small study in the late eat 90s linked it to -- '90s linked it to autism. the study was proven ineffective. the food and drug administration has a warning for allergy sufferers who rinse out their nose. the fda says people who use neti pots and other devices need to be sure the water is safe. some tap water contains bacteria which is safe to drink but can cause dangerous infections in the sinus area.
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the government says distilled or filtered water should be used instead. as the summer ends, more americans than ever are buying school supplies online. >> but the brick and mortar stores don't want to give up on the foot traffic and the last- minute i have to have that purchases. alexis christoforous shows us how some retailers are luring frugal customers offline and into the stores. >> reporter: maria is looking to cut what she usually spends on back to school shopping. her first stop? the salon at jcpenney. >> you can't go wrong. it's a free haircut. the week before school. and they needed one anyway. >> reporter: jcpenney has given away over one million free haircuts this month. >> while they're getting their haircut the moms are asking about the backpacks and the denim and the shoes. >> reporter: maybe even something not on the school list. >> i finally picked up anything that catches my eye. >> reporter: the retailer is vying for a chunk of the nearly
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$84 billion the national retail federation expects parents will shell out for their students. that's a 14% increase compared to last year. the fastest increase since 2003. the reason? parents like maria had their kids make do last year because of the economy. this year, they're stocking up. 40% of parents, the highest percentage ever, are buying for school on the internet. but retailers like teen clothing store aeropostale want to buck that trend. they're offering deep discounts on items you can only get in the store if you walk in. fifth grade teacher lynn is taking advantage of the in- store deals at office depot. >> usually it's 32 kids in the class. >> reporter: she came for the one cent paper folders. >> i'm sure they'll have something equally as wonderful next week and i will be back. >> reporter: in person, to grab the best deals. alexis christoforous, cbs news, new york. >> and according to the national retail federation,
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back to school is the second biggest spending event of the year. eclipsed only by christmas shopping. >> we spent some serious money and i can agree with that. time now for the question of the morning, happy friday once again -- just can't get off of work mom. i got to stay home. log on to wusa9's facebook fan page and we'd love to hear what you think. we'll have the answer in our 6:00 show. we'll be right back.
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4:56. your weather first, a quiet friday morning, most temperatures in the 60s out there. we are going to see a mix of clouds and sunshine today and at times with the high clouds could look overcast. other times you get the hazy
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filtered sunshine. upper 80s with your drive home temperature of 85 and just a stray chance once again for that isolated thunderstorm. let's check in with monika now with your timesaver traffic. there has been construction on the north side of town on the belt yeah near college park. everything cleared up here at kenilworth avenue traffic is moving smoothly in prince george's county. i'll be back with more traffic coming up. back to you. a story about a life well lived and still being lived. a man from virginia celebrated a milestone birthday thursday. >> charles clark is now 105. matt jablow has his story. >> reporter: when charles clark was in his late 30s a doctor told him he'd live to be 100. turns out the doctor was off by a few years. you see today charles turned 105 years old. >> i never thought i'd be 105. but it's creeped up on me. pretty quick. >> reporter: born on august 23rd, 1907, charles was raised on a farm in hamilton,
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virginia. >> we had chickens and hogs. >> reporter: he served in the army during world war ii. >> right after d day we went overseas. >> reporter: after which he moved back to virginia where he's lived in the same house for the past 79 years. >> it's a lot to do around the house. >> reporter: he worked in the insurance business then was a school bus driver. >> didn't make a lot of money but i make a living. >> reporter: posed for a picture with president obama and received a birthday greeting from the second president bush though neither of the commanders in chief was his favorite. >> i liked trueman right well. >> reporter: he was married for 56 years, had a child. and suffered through the deaths of his wife and his son. >> he died in '05. wife died in '78. >> reporter: through it all according to the daughter-in- law charles kept an age credible perspective on life and remains remarkably kind person. >> i have known him since 1964. i have never ever seen him lose
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his temper. >> reporter: according to charles, his secret to a long life is pretty simple. eat plenty of vegetables and don't drink or smoke too much but that basic recipe in mind chaplets intends to stick around for a while longer. >> well, i'm not too much trouble i like to live as long as i can. >> reporter: matt jablow, 9news now. >> happy birthday mr. clark. great story. >> adorable. yeah. >> absolutely. stick around for a while. and thank you for sticking arnold and watching us on -- around and watching us on 9news now at 5:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. >> and i'm mike hydeck, good morning monika samtani. that story is just wonderful isn't it? good morning howard. >> great way to start a friday with some great weather for you to get out the door this morning. nice and quiet. couple of high clouds out there but some comfortable temperatures once again. here's a look at your day planner. we're going to have our highs going into the 80s and sunrise not until 6:30. look at that sunset down


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