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that would be four days for that water to leave. without that breach, it could take as long as 15 days to pump it out. >> reporter: for those not dealing with flooding, there's a lack of power. down power lines have knocked out electricity to nearly 700,000 residents. >> president obama declared federal emergency areas in louisiana and mississippi to help with the damage from isaac. that order pays the way for federal funding to get the state and -- to the state and local governments more quickly. the rain forced evacuations of dozens of oil rigs off the gulf coast. those rigs account for 78% of the oil production from that area. the gas prices have already spiked because of the storm. aaa says the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded jumped a nickel in the last day to $3.80 a gallon. a little cheaper here in d.c. you can always find the best prices at wusa9.com. just click on pump patrol.
you can follow our continuing coverage of tropical storm isaac in several places on our digital 9.3. you can find it also on comcast 203. fioa channel 464. we're constantly updating our website at wusa9.com. stay up to date by following us on facebook and twitter. don't forget our fantastic free weather app for your smartphone. police are investigating a murder-suicide in albemarle county, virginia which is near charlottesville. four people were found dead. a 49-year-old woman and her three children all of the bodies were found inside the family home late tuesday night. none of the victims' names have been released at this point. police say this is an isolated incint which poses no threat to that community. now to a follow-up on a 9news story we first brought you two years ago. back in august 2010, a catholic university student was killed while walking in a dark
northwest washington neighborhood. since that murder there's been a dramatic change on those streets streets. matt jablow explains. >> reporter: a little more than two years ago, residents of this northwest washington neighborhood said let there be light. >> people don't want to come out after dark. >> reporter: tonight they got their wish. it was august 22, 2010, just after midnight. 31-year-old neal, a graduate student at catholic university was biking home on the way back from work when he was shot to death just off sherman circle. police say the motive was robbtragic all around. >> reporter: the murder drew immediate calls from residents and lawmakers to improve the lighting in the neighborhood. >> my friends' lights are the most important, most efficient crime prevention tool we have. >> reporter: tonight the lights were turned on for the very first time and residents here
could not have sounded any happier. >> it's getting darker sooner and a lot of us like to walk our dogs in the park so we feel much safer. >> there was a murder here not too long ago, actually about two months ago about a block over. it's good to have extra light around, extra safety. >> reporter: the trial of the young man accused of killing neal is now under way downtown. matt jablow, 9news now. 4:33. we are headed to campaign 2010 and the republican national -- 2012 and the republican national convention. representative paul ryan accepted his nomination. he slammed president obama during his speech blaming the president for doing nothing he says to curb the nation's debt. he also talked about saving medicare for the current generation by changing it for families who need it in the future. susan mcginnis has more now from tampa. >> reporter: paul ryan's family and party embraced him as he accepted the republican nomination for vice president.
>> i accept the duty to help lead our nation out of a jobs crisis and back to prosperity and i know we can do this. >> reporter: the 42-year-old wisconsin congressman drew sharp contrast between president obama's record and the plans he and mitt romney have to create jobs. >> the issue is not the economy that barack obama inherited, not the economy that he envisions but this economy that we are living. >> reporter: ryan blasted the president's health care reform and promoted the medicare plan romney will call for tonight. mitt romney and i know the difference between protecting a program and raiding it. ladies and gentlemen, our nation needs this debate. we want this debate. we will win this debate. >> reporter: crews are reworking the stage for tonight when mitt romney will accept his party's nomination for president. he'll also build on the theme paul ryan laid out last night in a speech delegates are calling a home run.
>> i love what he had to say. i thought it was the perfect message. it obviously excited the crowd just like his addition to the ticket has excited the crowd. >> one thing the republican party needed to concentrate on is getting the youth and younger voters involved. he will be a new face of the republican party. >> reporter: another rising g.o.p. voice will be in the spotlight tonight. senator marco rubio of florida will introduce mitt romney. susan mcginnis, cbs news, tampa, florida. looking at the democratic side of campaign 2012, today president obama is headed to el paso, texas. he will meet with soldiers at fort bliss there. yesterday we wrapped up a three- day college tour with a speech in virginia. it started at the university of virginia, colorado state university, ohio state university. the president told the students he needs them to turn out in droves in order for him to win reelection. the navy seal who was part of the team that killed osama bin laden is now breaking his
silence. the man who calls himself mark owen has written a book about that day. during an interview with cbs's scott pelley, he said he was the second man in the room when bin laden was shot. he said the story isn't about him but the hundreds of americans who spent years gathering intelligence, planning, and training. the seals just took care of the last 40 minutes he says. a full size replica of the compound was built in the united states for training. there was even a dress rehearsal for the top brass. >> how did that rehearsal go? >> it was fine. this is nothing new to us. the part that was new was all the v.i.p.s sitting there watching. one of the things that i liked after the fact was i remember the admirals coming by and talking to each one of us, shaking our hands. they said are you ready? can you pull this off?
i'm pretty sure we all said yes, absolutely. >> his book is scheduled to be released on september 4. it needs to be approved by the c.i.a. and the pentagon first. see the entire interview airing september 9 on "60 minutes" right here. flights in amsterdam were canceled after construction workers dug up a bomb from world war ii. the discovery comes a day after another bomb was detonated in neighboring germany. we have a report now from london. >> reporter: a huge fireball lit up the sky above downtown munich, a day after construction workers found an unexploded bomb from world war ii. it sparked fires on nearby rooftops. construction workers found the 550-pound weapon on the side of a former nightclub the rolling stones used to visit. 3,000 residents had to leave their homes when the juryman bomb squad realize -- german bomb squad realized it was too
volatile to move. the explosion shattered windows and destroyed the famous hangout. hours later workers at the amsterdam airport found another unexploded bomb from world war ii. they dug it up while authorities closed the runway and evacuated passengers [ inaudible ] i think it's terrible. >> reporter: bomb experts worked to dismantle the device and move it to a safe location. the airport was part of a german military base during the second world war. it's now one of europe's busiest transport hubs. >> in fact, historians say thousands of bombs didn't detonate when they were dropped over several european countries during world war ii so likely there will be more of them. time 4:38. another great day headed your way weather wise. it will be warm but not humid according to howard. he will give you the details coming up. >> and more on why citigroup
4:41 on this thursday morning. friday eve if you prefer. we have a nice start to the day. generally clear to partly cloudy right now. 60s and low 70s. 83 by noon with light winds. this afternoon we're going to be upper 80s to near 90. this evening you have plans, looking good, 6:00 p.m., 85. i'll be back with more on isaac and the seven-day forecast. right now here's monika with timesaver traffic. there had been some police activity after a high speed chase on the outer loop at the wilson bridge. this is the inner loop side as well. things look fine on the bridge span and through 395.
time for the first your money suggest meant. jessica is off. >> reporter: home buyers are finding bargains in the huge inventory of distressed properties according to realty track. homes in some stage foclosure a of all sales in the most recent quarter. those troubled properties sold at a steep discount, roughly 32% lower than average. later this morning, wall street gets the latest read on unemployment. the government will report how many americans filed first time jobless claims in the past week. the number has recently ticked higher but the average is still at a level that could point to improvement in the august jobs report. the stock market has traded quietly leading up to the holiday weekend. wednesday the dow and the nasdaq both added four points. citigroup has agreed to pay $590 million to settle legal claims stemming from the financial crisis. a group of shareholders accused
bank of concealing huge losses on mortgage investments which caused the stock to plunge. citigroup is still denying the allegations but hopes to close the matter and avoid the cost of litigation. it's up to the court to approve the settlement. for more business news, log on to cbsmoneywatch.com. researchers say people with type a personalities have a greater risk of suffering a stroke. but there's new evidence that eating chocolate could help. we'll have more on that story and your weather first when we come back.
if you're out and about around here, it will be tough to top yesterday. >> we'll make it a couple degrees warmer. >> as long as the humidity stays away. >> it's a gorgeous morning. going to be another great late august day. a little heat tomorrow. you like it hot, tomorrow will be your day before we get back toward -- well, more normal
conditions temperature wise later on in the weekend. here's a look at isaac this morning. we want to start with the radar presentation of the tropical storm isaac that is still bringing in just buckets and buckets of rain across areas generally east and north of new orleans. mississippi taking a pounding along the mississippi-alabama border. you see another streamer coming in there over toward the southwest part of mississippi. right here. there's streamer one of the here's streamer two. incredible rains that are going on there. some of the doppler estimates are over a foot already from the storm. we could see even more rain on top of that. here's one computer model just to show you here. talking about rainfall in the three to four, four to five, even locally. see the yellow? we're talking eight more inches of rain to go in southwestern mississippi. that's just a little north. flooding is going to definitely be a problem. some of the heavier rains going into eastern arkansas, south central missouri over the next couple of days. they need the rain. the drought conditions have
been terrible there this summer. winds now down to 45, gusting to 60 near baton rouge this morning and pulling toward lafayette. by later this afternoon, this evening, it will be moving in toward little rock for tomorrow. overnight tonight into tomorrow. over the weekend, if starts to make the turn and looks as if we get toward maybe sunday night, monday morning we'll see some of the moisture getting toward us. so labor day might be dealing with showers and storms courtesy of isaac. we might even see a few showers and storms as we get toward sunday afternoon and evening. we'll be watching that the bus stop forecast this morning, nothing wrong with this. clear, pleasant. once again low 60s to low 70s. sunrise at 6:36. we are in for another fine day across the region. 72 at 8:00. by noon 83. light winds this morning. turning to the south this afternoon. 4:00 temp 88. i think we'll be looking at a high right around 89 or so but it's going to feel all right because of the low humidity levels. then by 8:00 p.m. we're back 201 degrees. you have any plans outside
today, maybe you have to get the lawn cut after work this evening, it will be fine for you. we have dipped to 59 in winchester. 68 in fredricksburg. down at the pax river naval air station. 66 coming in from bill in newland. easton 65. looking outside on our michael & son weather camera, a good looking morning. great visibility at the capital dome. there's 72. just a couple of clouds up in the skies. calm winds and humidity 71%. across the region we're fine here. nothing going on. you do see some of the high clouds blowing off isaac across tennessee and north carolina. i expect our weather to stay rather tranquil here as we go through today. a stray shower up toward roanoke and lynchburg. quiet tonight and tomorrow. sunny and turning quite hot. it will be an uncomfortably warm day, highs in the 90s. today a nice day, humidity levels down. low 60s and 70s tonight. tomorrow a hot day, 95. mid-90s. saturday low 90s.
chance for an afternoon store. i do think storm chances pick up as we head into sunday afternoon, 85. more so monday 85. tuesday and wednesday well, if the front comes through or doesn't come through, we'll call for a chance of storms and in the 80s. monika samtani now with your timesaver traffic at 4:48. good morning, everybody. this thursday morning, things are starting off nice and light, no big deals to report. there had been an accident on the outer loop before the wilson bridge in case you heard about it. it's not obstructing traffic right now. in southern maryland looking great on route 4, 305, 210 to oxon hill and across the bridge span. let's take a look at 395 inside the beltway. if you're planning to head over to the 14th street bridge into the downtown area, i'd say that's pretty good as well. let's go back over to the maps, this time all the way up 270 coming in from frederick down into clarksburg to the point where the lanes divide. we'll take a live look at shady grove road and all lanes are open. no worries as you head down to
the spur and across the american legion bridge. construction in tysons and annandale should be picked up shortly. i'll be back with more at 4:55. back to you. >> thank you, monika. men, if you like chocolate, the next story will be music to your ears. there's a new study that finds the natural ingredients find in chocolate may help prevent stroke. manuel gallegus reports. >> reporter: steve bare rns just bought himself a ga dive v.a. on -- gadiva chocolate shake. it may help keep him from having a stroke. a swedish study looked at more than 30,000 men and those who regularly ate chocolate had a lower risk of stroke. >> what they were able to show, that there was approximately a 20% decrease in the number of strokes in those individuals who had the highest consumption of chocolate vary says those who did not eat chocolate at all. >> reporter: the benefits may are related to the natural flaif noticeds in -- flavanoids
in chocolate. they can decrease bad cholesterol and lower blood pressure. so just how much chocolate does it take to prevent a stroke? the study suggests not that much at all. about a third of a cup a week. this couple have no problem with that. >> we certainly have some every day, whether it's a chocolate chip cookie or candy bar or chocolate covered strawberry, we eat chocolate. >> reporter: doctors say just don't overdo it. >> i think the health benefits in moderation will outwhat i the extra calorie -- outweigh the extra calories. >> reporter: the swedish men ate mostly milk chocolate. manuel gallegus, cbs news, new york. >> chronic stress may trigger strokes. if you're a type a personality, the risk is double. researchers followed 150 adults about 54 years old. they found hostile, aggressive and quick tempered people were twice as likely to face a stroke. the same was true for smokers or people who had two energy
drinks a day or people who recently suffered some major life stress. many were nine times the risk for stroke. west nile cases have risen sharply here in the u.s. the centers for disease control say they are up 40% from last week alone. this year there are nearly 2,000 cases and 66 deaths and half of those cases are in texas. experts are blaming the summer's hot, dry weather in the cases of west nile. obesity may be linked to our body clocks. a new paper suggests shift work, artificial light and 24- hour lifestyle have thrown off our natural rhythms which regulate our sleep and wake cycle. researchers say this could lead to disrupting your metabolism, weight gain and even diabetes. while some disruption is inevitable, doctors recommend people keep regular mealtimes at least and get plenty of daylight when they can and
uninterrupted nighttime sleep. well, speaking of time, it's time for the question of the morning here at 4:53. the number of people who do this regularly has doubled since the 1980s. is it a, work from home, b, invest in stocks, or c, rely on government assistance? what do you think? add your answer to our facebook page. we'll give you some of your comments in the next couple of hours and have the answer in our 6:00 show. we'll be right back.
welcome back. 4:55. your weather first on this thursday morning. another fine morning out there. temps in the 60s, even a few 50s far north and west. we're in for a good day. look for sunny skies. temperatures by lunch time into the low 80s. just a little warmer than yesterday but not humid. sunny, highs in the upper 80s to near 90. monika? if you're planning to head around town, heading out the
door right now, i'm happy to say things are nice and light no major incidents and all construction is being cleared up so couldn't be better. northbound i-95 looks great here in springfield heading for 395 and the 14th street bridge. i'll be back in a few minutes at 5:01 with more traffic but first a heads up for drivers in downtown bethesda. part of woodmont avenue will be closed for 20 months starting in the next few days. it will be closed between miller and bethesda avenues. workers are building two residential buildings and shops and to parking lots. an underground garage is also being built. but the capitol crescent trail will remain opened during the construction. the town of vienna, virginia is asking drivers to excuse the dust please. work on a major construction project is under way. the work is expected to continue through may of next year. cottage street between walker and patrick street is the focus. the project includes new sidewalks, curbs, gutters along with sign replacements and detours will be in place while the work is being done.
>> thanks, monika. big doings with this thing at the national zoo. they have a knew exhibit which is going to allow visitors to come face to face with sea lions diving under water. it's part of a $42 million american trails exhibit. it's beautiful. the trail features sea lions, seals, beavers, eagles. it also includes a seal rock cafe which serves sustainable seafood. a new film about a real life bootlegging family from prohibition virginia. lawless is based on a novel the wettest county in the world which chronicles the family struggles for money and power. we have more on the film which hits theaters tomorrow. >> reporter: it's the prohibition era in the mountains of virginia. moon shine flows and gangsters rule the land. lawless is based on the true story of a family, three bootlegging brothers fighting
to protect their business from corrupt law men. >> you trying to shake me down? >> reporter: jessica plays maggie arriving in dusty appalachia to escape her past. >> what's a lady like you want here? >> reporter: it's an about face from her character in the help which brought an oscar nomination. >> she was a character that she has so much love, she's practically bursting with it. with maggie she is kind of the opposite. >> reporter: surrounded by male characters, chastain was outnumbered on the set. >> they were like, calm down, we're making a movie. >> you had 70% of the liquor coming into chicago was coming out of a small distillery in virginia being run by these three men. it was a very powerful organization. >> reporter: life is both
tender and brutal, a slice of american history, not for the faint of heart. dick brennan for cbs news. good morning. you're watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. i am mike hydeck. one cup of coffee shorter than i should be. here's monika samtani, the lovely monika. she'll have traffic momentarily. please help me, howard. >> you got it. the weather will be good for you. maybe that will wake you up. cool outside in spots. temps in the 60s. >> go get coffee. >> fill that up. double if you can. enjoy your morning out there because the weather is really fine once again. we had a beautiful day on wednesday. we'll have another really fine day today. just a couple of degrees warmer. that's about the only difference from yesterday. here's a look at your day planner. got temperatures this morning starting in the 60s. low 70s in town and by the bay. fe