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next couple. here's a look at our day planner this morning. we've got our cameras set on wisconsin avenue. all quiet, all dark, too. we don't have sunrise till about 7:19 this morning. we'll be about 53 coming up at 9:00. by noon 60. you need the jackets and the shades. this afternoon's high of 66, that should happen 2:00, 3:00 with a 5:00 p.m. temperature of 64 degrees. had the showers yesterday. the front came through yesterday evening. so behind it, northwesterly winds. we're seeing some clouds in the mountain. trying to get over toward even the potomac -- out of the potomac highlands through the blue ridge. temperatures in spots have fallen into the 40s like gaithersburg at 49. winchester almost 50 degrees. fredricksburg at 48. and la participate take at 50 -- la plata at 50. with the sunshine it will be seasonably cool. 56 in easton. 67 manassas and 66 here in d.c. 5:00 straight up time for monika and what is that?
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leopard? >> it's leopard. if you're planning to head around town, well, you know what? things are looking great. no problems to report. the volumes are light. the construction is gone. if you're just heading out the door, it's a good time to go. no problems on the toll road. 66 inside the beltway looking good to the roosevelt bridge. same with the gw parkway heading into downtown. the american legion bridge, all lanes are open as well. we take a live look at 66 on the inbound side. this is approaching the beltway. again still light here. a little heavy now in manassas but that's about it. we'll take a look at the maps again. this time we're heading over to the other side of town. no issues on the 395 corridor as you head for the 14th street bridge. all the potomac and anacostia river crossings are fine. a live look at 14th street bridge inbound across the potomac river. you'll be absolutely fine as you can see into downtown. i'll be back with more traffic at 5 08. president obama and mitt romney will square off again in their second presidential
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debate tonight. president obama acknowledges he didn't farewell in the first debate and he's promised he will not be so lax in tonight's meeting. >> both candidates have taken the last couple of days off the campaign trail. they've been preparing for tonight. the town hall format will feature questions from undecided voters. wusa9 is the place to be tonight for election coverage. join us at 9:00 for the debate. you can also watch stick around at 11:00 as we talk to the u.s.a. fact checkers about who is telling the truth and who is exaggerating. also, the deadline to vote in virginia has come and gone but if you live in maryland, the deadline to register is today. and for district residents, the mail-in registration deadline is over but you can register in person at the election board's headquarters. you have until friday, the 19th, to do that. for more information on voter registration, go to our website look under our campaign 2012
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tab. senator arlen specter will be laid to rest today. the former pennsylvania senator died sunday of nonhodgkins lymphoma. the 82-year-old was a moderate senator who was often at odds with republican leadership. he played a key role in supreme court confirmation hearings scuttling robert bork's nomination and aggressively questioning anita hill during clarence thomas' hearing. vice president joe biden will attend the funeral. president obama has ordered u.s. flags to fly at half staff today at the white house and other public buildings. two virginia men who got lost while hiking in glacier national forest are expected to return home today. >> the men were found yesterday and they were first reported missing on friday. kristin fisher is live in the wusa9 satellite center with more. this is the happy ending we were all looking for. >> reporter: what a relief. these two men, these virginia veterinarians had been missing for twowr days in the back country of -- for four days in
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the back country of glacier national park. so many things can go wrong, hypothermia, getting lost, grizzly bears but the families of these two men never lost hope. here's a picture of one of these men jason hiser from richmond right after he was rescued yesterday afternoon. you can see he looks great. no injuries what so ever. here he is with his friend and hiking partner neal peckens from herndon. the two men met at a virginia- maryland regional college of veterinary medicine. over the years they've taken several hiking trips together. these guys were relatively experienced hikers but were reported missing on friday when they failed to catch their flight home. here they are with the rescue team that spent days looking for them. about 50 people searched for them in terrible weather, high winds, limited visibility and nearly two feet of snow on the trails. here's glacier national park
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spokeswoman denise. >> it's high fives and goose bumps down the arms. it's just so wonderful to know that they're fine and doing well. >> reporter: the big question this morning is still what happened. how did they -- did they get lost? how and where were they found? so far the national park service has not released that information, but doesn't really matter much to friends and family. all they care about is that their loved ones are home safe, are coming home safe and sound today, especially since jason's wife is eight months preg fans. can you imagine what -- pregnant. can you imagine what a scare this has been for her. >> that was the best news you heard yesterday when you saw the breaking news. you feared the worst but it was so good to hear that. >> it kind of runs a chill down your arm a little bit. you're so happy for them. >> we'll hear more from kristin later on in our newscast gldz the time is 5:05. i'm watching your money. stocks rallied on news but
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americans were -- on news americans were in a buying mood. retale sales rows 1.1% and that followed a 1.2% game the previous month. consumers spent the most at electronic stores. the release of the iphone 5 which hit store shelves last month, that helped to push up sales. checking the numbers from wall street, the dow climbed 95 points in trading yesterday. the nasdaq rose by 20. the s&p 500 was up by 11. people who collect social security will get a slight raise next year. according to new figures, the average retiree is expected to receive 12 to $14 more each -- $12 to $24 more each month, the smallest increase in years. is looking to hire 50,000 seasonal workers at order fulfillment centers across the country. thousands of the hires are expected to stay on full-time. amazon's announcement is part after seasonal worker hiring boom. macy's, wal-mart, toys toys 'r'
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us all plan to hire tens of thousands of holiday workers. amazon is saying they may keep these people on full-time. that means benefits a lot of the time. >> that is good news. it is 5:07. a pakistani girl who's become an international symbol of womanhood is flown to a hospital in britain. >> the man many say is responsible for a deadly cruise ship capsizing goes before a judge. keep it here. you're watching 9news now.
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. 5:09 on this tuesday morning. a little chilly out there. we have a few spots which have fallen into the upper 40s this morning. we'll be 06 by noon. northwest winds at 10 will keep a high of about 65, 66. drive home temperatures back in the low 60s. seven-day forecast and i'm already looking ahead to the upcoming weekend. that's in a few. over to monika with timesaver traffic. lanes are open on the inbound side of i-66. a nice ride in from centreville as you head here to route 50 and beyond to the beltway and over to the roosevelt bridge inside 495 as well. i'll be back with more traffic coming up in a few minutes.
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coming up on 5:10, here are other things making news now. the pakistani girl shot for standing up to the taliban is being treated at a british hospital. malala yousafzai was shot in the head by the taliban because she encouraged girls to get an education. the 14-year-old is being treated at britain's queen elizabeth hospital by the same doctors who treat injured british soldiers. the italian captain accused of running a cruiseship into a reef causing it to capsize and thenabandoning his ship went before a judge on monday. more than a thousand survivors, relatives and their lawyers attended captain francesco schettino's preliminary hearing. he's also accused of multiple counts of manslaughter. 32 passengers and crew members died. a report places most of the blame on schettino and part of it on the cruise ship's owner american-based carnival corporation. amazon and apple have alerted some e-book customers that we're going to receive
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crefds for future book -- credits for future book purchases. it's part of a settlement signed with the government to settle a price fixing lawsuit. a credit of 30 cents to a little over a dollar will be given to eligible book purchases made between april 2010 and may of this year. secretary of state hillary clinton accepts the blame for a lack of security in libya. >> federal health officials say a deadly meningitis outbreak may include two more prescription medications. we'll have these stories and more when 9 news now returns.
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good morning. welcome back to 9 news now. it's 5:14. it's tuesday morning. howard is here and he has the forecast. good morning. how are you? >> i'm just fine. >> inside joke here. >> look at him in his lovely purple tie. >> i'm not wearing animal print today. weather wise, let's get back to the monitor. certainly a comfortable morning out there compared to where we could be. we don't have the rain. the rain has left the region with temperatures at the bus stop this morning. as i said mid-40s in the cooler spots to mid-50s by the bay and off to our south and east. sunrise not until 7:19. we're going to see a good
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amount of sunshine today but you'll need the jacket and the sunglasses. 52 at 8:00 here in town. 60 by noon. so a little cool for the lunch hour. still you can go out, take a walk and enjoy it. this afternoon i think we get to about 66. with a 64-degree reading at 4:00 p.m. back to the 50s by 8:00 and heading to the 40s if not upper 30s tomorrow morning with light winds. the showers from yesterday are gone. behind it you see some cloudiness to our north and west, especially in the higher elevations but it's going to be a quiet, dry morning. radar is quiet. temperatures in the upper 40s in gaithersburg and bethesda. vienna 48. ashburn still one of the warm spots at 53. haymarket you're 51. off to the east andrews 52. college park 49. in laurel this morning, 50 on the nose. outside on our michael & son weather camera, it is a quiet morning, a dry morning. a lot better than yesterday. had some heavy downpours in the afternoon in spots yesterday. right now, though, 54, partly
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cloudy at reagan national with a northwesterly wind at 7. that's bringing in the drier air. our dew points have fallen into the lower 40s with the dry air moving in. so today, tonight and tomorrow look dry and comfortable. in fact, as you look across the country, we see some 30s in the light blue areas but nothing horribly cold. what we're looking at with the satellite tells the story. see the systems moving across the country west to east? got this jet stream, this zonal flow as we call it. there are no big dips. when you get the jet stream cutting across the north, it keeps all the cold bottled up into central and northern canada right now. while it will be cool, it's not growing to be seasonably chilly any time in the near future. we'll say goodbye to the storm. behind it maybe a couple of clouds in the mountains. otherwise a sunny day. should be a sunny, nice afternoon. clear night tonight. we'll see temperatures dipping again into the 30s and 40s. looking at your forecast. today 66 degrees. northwest winds about 10. sunrise 7:19, setting about
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6:30 or so tonight 30s and 40s. tomorrow 70, nice day. by thursday could be an afternoon shower, 72. friday also a threat of a shower around 70. we'll cool down saturday to 64. finish the weekend strong, sunny and 70. it's 5:17. monika samtani, take it away with timesaver traffic. in silver spring of course there's always construction right at university boulevard. it's the long-term project going on there. so watch out for potentially some brake lights through that area right now. we'll take a live look at the beltway at university boulevard just beyond the construction zone on our traffic camera. we'll start off with 270. there we go. university boulevard. this is just beyond that construction zone. if you drive that regularly, you know that the road splits there. so just be aware of that. otherwise actually it's pretty normal on the north side of town. let's take a look at our maps again. this time we'll head over to the south side of town. no issues to report as you travel in from southern maryland. route 5, route 4, route 301, even 210 out of accokeek,
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across the wilson bridge you'll be fine into alexandria. 95 and 395 are incident free. now a live look at 270 at route 121. no issues to report coming in from clarksburg. all of your lanes are open. looking good down into rockville and bah bethesda as well. more traffic at 5:16. >> thanks, monika. hillary clinton is taking responsibility for the attacks in benghazi, libya which killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. during a trip to peru, secretary clinton told reporters it was her job, not the white house to ensure security of all of america's diplomatic missions. republicans have criticized president obama for his handling of the attack. secretary clinton says the state department did do everything it could to keep the americans safe. federal health officials say the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak could get a lot better. they just revealed two more drugs from a specialty pharmacy that may have been tainted. the new england compounding center is the maker of the
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specially mixed medicines in question. steroid injections used for back pain have sickened 214 people so far. 15 have died. yesterday a possible meningitis case was reported in someone who received a different steroid shot made by the same pharmacy. its drugs which are used in heart and eye operations are also under scrutiny. it is 5:19. we want to take another look at our question of the morning. people who do this at least three times a week tend to make more money. is it a, work out, b, eat out with coworkers or c, read a newspaper? >> here's a response you posted on the wusa9 facebook fan page. angela johnson wrote c, read the newspaper. most train riders read going in and stay late hours. >> log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page. leave your response. we'll reveal the answer in our 6:00 hour.
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it is 5:22. a cool morning out there. we've got some winds in spots at national gusting to 16. fort belvoir have dipped into the mid-40s with a decent amount of clearing skies out there. partly cloudy up in the mountains. we're only going to be 53 through 9:00. still upper 40s shenandoah valley, out to culpeper. low 50s on the eastern shore. lunch time looks nice. sunny but cool. upper 50s to about 60. then this afternoon we'll make a run toward about 65, 66 for
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that high with a drive home temp back down in the low 60s. so no real weather problems for you this tuesday. annual dray ya and jess, back -- andrea and jess, back to you. the baltimore ravens general is lost for the season. kristen berset has more in this look at sports. good morning, everybody. the argument is still ongoing. should rg3 have played sunday against the vikings one week after suffering a concussion? well, former running back tiki barber said in his "u.s.a. today" column that rg3 set a bad example by playing. whether you agree with that or not, there is no question his performance sunday was electrifying. president obama even commented on how remarkable he was and that he helped boost the city's spirits after that nats loss on friday. rg3 hand thrown too many touchdowns this season, just five in six games, but what he can do with his legs just adds to his versatility making it hard for opponents to game
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plan. >> any time you have a quarterback that has a threat of making a play with his legs, a lot of times you'll have defenses spying the quarterback. you know, they want to play man coverage but they won't want to rush everybody because they've got to count for the quarterback, just like we saw yesterday. >> up 95 in charm city, to major injuries leaves the big boys in an already struggling baltimore ravens defense. lewis webb done with a torn acl. -- lewis webb done with a torn try sep. he's still the heart of this team. yesterday john addressed the news saying he knew it wouldn't be good. >> he was distraught. i could see it when i walked on the field on his face, you know. he kind of knew because he's been through it before. ray in the locker room afterwards, we didn't know but he was worried about it.
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your heart goes out to those guys. >> that's a quick look at your sports this morning. i'm kristen berset. have a great tuesday.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. i'm andrea roane. i'm jessica doyle in for mike hydeck. monika will have a our traffic in a moment and howard bernstein kick it is off first. heavy downpours in the afternoon yesterday. some of us saw it. some of us did not. some of us got fertilizer down on sunday so we're happy the rain fell on monday as well. so that worked out really well. here's your day planner for you on this tuesday morning. temperatures are in the 40s and 50s out there. you'll need a jacket. i think you'll need a jacket. noontime temperature of 60 degrees. my son would argue with me, dad, i'll be fine. i'll be final. i think it's a little chilly.
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66 for the high and 64 by 5:00. that sunrise not until 7:19. the showers yesterday ahead of a cold front. you see how they came through. they're long gone. they're barely into eastern new england with a couple of clouds hanging back to our north and west coming out of the higher elevations where we dipped to 49 in gaithersburg. still 55 on the bay in annapolis and 52 in hagerstown this morning. spoke to charlie in catlett. he's down to 47. had three tenths yesterday. this afternoon about 60 in hagerstown. 66 here in d.c. it's 5:29. just about 5:30. let's check in with monika samtani and get your timesaver traffic. >> thank you so much. good morning, everybody. overall things are looking great on our major thoroughfares. we don't have any big accidents to report, at least not right now fingers crossed. southbound 270 you see the yellow behind me. that just means that things are beginning to slow down as you travel route 109 mainly toward 121 is your heaviest spot. then beyond that it's okay into
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germantown. let's take a live look outside and show what you it looks like first here on the beltway in college park. once you travel on the outer loop toward silver spring, it had been slowing down just a tiny bit through the work zone there but that's a pretty permanent work zone. so just be aware of that right around university boulevard. let's go back over to our maps this time to the other side of town. no problems on the northbound side of i-95. a live look there as well. on the northbound side things are looking good in spring field. i'll be back with more traffic coming up in a few minutes. back to you guys. >> thanks, monika. two men from virginia who got lost while hiking in glacier national forest are alive and doing well this morning. >> jason hiser of richmond and neal peckens of herndon were found alive yesterday afternoon. kristin fisher live in the wusa9 satellite center. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. we still don't know exactly what happened. that's expected to come out a little later today, but whatever happened to these two men doesn't matter much to family and friends.
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they say all that they care about is that they're coming home safe and sound. now, the families of these two virginia veterinarians reported them missing on friday after they failed to catch their flights home. rescue teams spent the next three days searching for them in terrible weather, high winds, limited visibility, lots of snow. they were found around 4:30 yesterday afternoon in the back country of glacier national park. here's glacier national park spokeswoman denise. >> it's just a great feeling to know they're out of the back country, that they're safe and with their families. >> reporter: here they are. well, actually that is not the picture i was referring to but they were -- there it is. there it is. there they are. they are you can see healthy, no injuries. they look great. that's neal peculiarence from herndon -- peckens from herndon on the left. jason hiser on the right. jason's wife is eight months pregnant. the two men had met at the
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college of veterinary medicine. over the years they've taken several hiking trips today. they were relatively experienced hikers. something however clearly went wrong and there they are -- okay, we've gone on to the next picture. that's jason hiser but the picture before that was a shot with those two men with their rescue team who spent days looking for them. we don't know where or how they were found. so far the national park service has not released that information but their website says more information will be provided a little bit later today. you know what? i bet you the next time these to men try to go hiking, their wives are going to strap gps devices to their bodies. would you let them go again? i don't know. >> not what i'm eight months pregnant. i would rather they be close by. since that's not the case, we don't have to worry about that. >> probably the last hurrah before the baby was born. >> exactly. very good news. we're happy to report that. we're happy to say that
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this year monika, jessica and i are honored again to emcee the step out walk to stop diabetes at national harbor. it's taking place this saturday. >> we invite you to join us in our efforts to stop a disease that afflicts 26 million americans and is growing. >> why are we so involved in fighting diabetes? the reason couldn't get much more personal. >> it's about family. >> absolutely. your dad, my dad, your mom. all different types of stories. obviously it's been a year since my father passed away and that's been hard and i learned a lot of lessons about grieving and about watching a parent get sick during that time period, but i think we also have some really encouraging stories here. your father's managing his condition? >> he is. i'm proud of him. in his generation first of all to even admit that you have this particular problem isn't so easy to deal with. but as he's gotten older and he's got adult children, he's realized okay, i have a lot to live for and i need to manage
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this. so my father only i think a year ago joined a gym and that's huge for us. i'm really proud of him about that. >> with my mother it came as a shock to her. this diagnosis. literally she went to the doctor. obviously she had had some sort of blood test. when she got there basically the doctor announced you've got it and told her where to go to get the measuring sticks and the appliances to measure the diabetes. and was never told anything by this doctor about how to manage the diabetes. and it was almost -- this was at the beginning of 2002 and it wasn't until the end of 2002, the beginning of 2003 that her physical therapist said you need to get a lot more information and she went to a workshop and learned about what it meant to manage diabetes, to live with diabetes. >> what's so remarkable about your mother's story is that she was diagnosed later in life and she has done a valiant effort to control it by making all
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these massive lifestyle changes. >> right. not only the massive lifestyle change of coming here after the trauma of the loss of my father and -- they were like fred and ethel but in a good way. she lost 30 pounds action goes to physical therapy and manages it. >> for me i think with my father it was the fear of what could happen to him when he was diagnosed with it. it was close to 20 years ago and what had happened was his father, my grandfather, was diagnosed when he was 40. and at that time in burma, there was no awareness of the disease at all, no real medication, although he did take insulin eventually when they moved to india. but by the time they moved to india, he was bedridden. he lost his job because he had thiewr rop peat in his heel -- neuropathy in his heel. he got an abscess, got infected
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and he couldn't work anymore. his only mode of transportation was by foot. he didn't have a car. he had a bicycle but couldn't ride that. so the suffering that my father as the eldest son saw, that's his memory of diabetes because his father died at age 50. my father was diagnosed much later than my grandfather was but he had grown children. that memory of course stays with him and that fear of that suffering. so i think that's also what's motivated him to take care of himself, take his medication. his weight is a problem so that's why he's joined a gym but i think with also our encouragement, i think it's a lot to do with who you're surrounded by and how they encourage you to take care of yourself. >> what i think is so interesting about your father's situation, your father is a doctor. >> yes. >> at the same time he struggles with the disease. i think that shows you just how difficult diabetes is to manage because you can be educated on the topic, you can make the right food decisions, you can
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work out but we're all fallible. we're all human. birthdays happen. anniversaries happen, you have cake. you fall off the bandwagon. >> we all have our little sweet tooth. >> for people who don't have diabetes, that's okay. for people who do and you start sliding down that slope which was itself case with my father. my dad had gotten the best education you could have about diabetes. his father had died of diabetes sepsis in the hospital because he couldn't walk anymore which is exactly how much my father wound up dying in the end. when i was in high school, the neuropathy started very badly for him. he was basically handicapped. he couldn't drive anymore which meant he couldn't work anymore. so he went bankrupt. that caused a real problem for the family. and his health took a letdown. when i was in college he went blind from a lot of the vascular problems diabetic had. he regained it through surgery but it was a loss of contact
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with the outside world. he was a brilliant man but couldn't do much for the family at that point. it just kept happening. when i was about to get married he had quadruple bypass surgery. his sydneys started failing. it was one complication aft next. last year about this time he had his leg amputated and did not get enough blood and passed away as a result of that. but this is from the standpoint of somebody who did manage his own care for a long time. he was married to a nurse and she managed his medications but it just shows you how insidious this disease is and how even if you're taking care of yourself, it can take a life of its own. it's so important to really take care of yourself. >> i said dad, what triggered? how did you know? did you just go for a regular checkup? he said no, actually, i was chronically thirsty. >> my mother had none of those symptoms. >> i get thirsty a lot so it hits me i'm like uh-oh, should
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i be checking. that's how he knew something was not right. >> and she had no idea because i asked. thirst? frequent urination or anything like that? sweating? she had nothing. she had no idea that anything was wrong with her and no reason to consider, especially at the age that she was of being diagnosed with something like diabetes. it just took her by surprise and hit her like a ton of bricks. >> i think diabetes is selfish. it comes into your life and takes over. i think you can let yourself go sometimes thinking oh, it's just me. who cares. but the family is the one who suffers along the way, too. for siblings and daughters and sons to step in and say let me see what i can do to help you, let me take you to the doctor. have you been to the podiatrist lately. >> can you please join a gym. >> i think that's enormous. i think that's so necessary because it's that support
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system. it's a global diagnosis. it's not just what you're eating. it's also exercising, your lifestyle and rethinking how you live and monitoring that. >> you can make a difference in preventing this diagnosis from coming your way or for managing it and maybe eventually getting off the meld indication which is the goal, especially for people with type ii, if it's weight related. it's in our power. >> it is in our power and hopefully in numbers we can be even stronger which is why we're encouraging you to joining us saturday at the walk to stop diabetes. it's going to be at national harbor this year. things start off at 8:00 in the morning. the actual walk starts about 10:00. so please come and be there with us. what else do we want to encourage people to do? >> we are team daddy's girl. if you want to join us, we would appreciate your support to walk with us. also mommy's girl.
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you can start your own team. it's very simple. this is a 5k walk. you can turn around any time you want to. you don't have to go the full three miles. >> we did it last year together and a bunch of people joined us. we had so much fun. at the end ever the walk, you -- of the walk, you just felt so good. there was such a spirit at the event and i believe that's going to happen again this year. it's a new venue, like he said, national harbor. we would love for you to be with us there. >> see you on saturday.
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you're going to find this deal today on groupon's website. u.s.a. install -- insulation is running a deal. you can insulate your entire attic for only $39 up to 200 square feet. it deal available to residents in northern virginia, d.c. and montgomery county. you can find it now on living social. gilt city is offering you 40% off v.i.p. tickets to big sean's november 3 concert at echo stage. 60 bucks gets you v.i.p. tickets plus drinks. $100 will get you v.i.p. plus a meet and greet session. if you have an offer you've seen or you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from ow facebook. howard? out on the weather terrace, we have a chill out here this morning. temperatures in the upper 40s, low 50s. skies have cleared in northwest and a much different day than yesterday. i think you're going to like it. so a jacket and sunglasses necessary. here's a look at your day
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planner. temperatures climbing into the 60-degree range by noon. by 5:00 64 after hitting a high of 66 degrees. let's check in with monika with a look at timesaver traffic. slow traffic on the northbound side of i-95 in virginia. begins down in aquia harbor toward quantico. a little more in woodbridge and here in springfield it seems to still be moving at the speed limit headed for the beltway. i'll be back with more traffic coming up in a few minutes. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. at 5:45, here's who's celebrating a birthday. singer john mayer is 35. tim robbins is 54. >> actress suzanne summers is turning 66. singer and songwriter bob weir is 69. she was a star on broadway and tv, actress angela lansbury is 87. if today is your birthday, happy birthday.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now.
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coming up on 5:49. howard is here. some of you saw some really heavy rain showers, some didn't but we're all going to enjoy a better day today. >> oh, yes. it's going to be a fine day today. no issues weather wise. if you have outdoor plans, wear a little bit after jacket, sweat shirt as we go into the mid-60s. here's a look at the bus stop forecast. a little chilly out there. i was just out on the weather terrace. i wish i had a little jacket with me because it's on the cool side. mid-40s in the coolest of spots. about 55 right on the bay with sunrise at 7:19. we're going to see a decent amount of sunshine. by lunch time sunny and 60. northwest winds at about 10. it will be brisk with a 63- degree reading at 3:00. i think we can poke up to 66 between hours and by 6:00 we're back down to 62. currently we've got clear skies in northwest. a few clouds in the higher elevations well away from us. 52 hagerstown. 46 in culpeper. 47 catlett.
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53 in reedville. 52 coming in in prince frederick. bowie 51. luray 52 about an hour ago from barbara, appreciate that report. 39 in oakland in garrett can county. on our weather camera, got dry streets. light traffic on wisconsin avenue this morning. 54 degrees in d.c. with humidity at 64%. the winds north west at 7 gusting to 16. so that's where it's been a little bit brisk. looks like a pretty good day today and wednesday. by thursday afternoon, we're going to have a shower threat into friday as well. that will be it for us. the good news is this will sweep through us and the weekend looks dry and cool, at least on saturday. sunday, though, it could be close to 70 again. here are the showers and storms we had yesterday. everything kind of pulling away from us. eastern new england seeing it now. behind the front skies are generally clear. ridgetops down here with the winds hitting the ridgetops, a little lift. you get the downwind clouds to form in north carolina and
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southwestern virginia. we're watching the futurecast showing some cloudiness up in the mountains today. maybe a sprinkle early. we get toward lunch time, lots of sunshine. again about 60 here in d.c. at lunch time. this afternoon hey, no problems whatsoever weather wise. a clear, chilly night tonight. we could be in the mid and upper 30s in the cold suburbs to mid and upper 40s in d.c. and by the bay. wednesday you'll notice a few clouds passing across the region but no moisture or no precipitation with that. so it will be a dry day with a mix of sun and clouds. by thursday we'll watch some of these showers trying to move in from the west before the day is over. looking at the forecast, today 66. actually looks like a pretty nice day. tonight we're dipping into the upper 40s in town. a couple of 30s north and west. tomorrow nice, 70. a mix of sun and clouds. thursday 72. could be a shower later thursday and again on friday but the weekend looks nice. 64 saturday for the diabetes walk, the breast cancer walk, the terps game and sunday looks good, too, with a high of 70.
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>> busy weekend. right now things are getting busy as well on the roadways but nothing too bad luckily. westbound on the suitland parkway over at stanton road, just getting reports after disabled vehicle in the road. on the northbound side of i-95 it's pretty slow into quantico. you're going to find it a little heavy in the woodbridge area and again in springfield. let's take a live look. first of all if you're planning to head on the northbound side of 95 and 395, those are incident free. here's what it looks like on the beltway if you're heading all the way up into college park. no issues to report right through prince george's county and even as you travel through silver spring in montgomery county toward bethesda. let's go back over to our maps. this time we'll head over to the other side. no problems on the bw parkway or route 50 through sheverly. we're looking good in the northeast corridor and route 50 coming in from annapolis as well. one more last live look outside. this time we're going to head over to the beltway here at new hampshire avenue where traffic is bunching up just a bit beyond this point toward university boulevard. i'll be back with more traffic coming up in a few minutes.
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back to you guys. here's a look at some other things making news now. the first family is taking advantage of the early voting process. first lady michele obama has already voted. she cast her illinois absentee ballot by mail yesterday morning. i wonder who she voted for. the chicago will vote in chicago next thursday. a ohio police officer and state trooper crashed their motorcycles into each other monday while escorting the first lady's motorcade. both men are in the hospital in stable condition. mrs. obama wasn't hurt and her motorcade continued on its route. it is 5:53. we want to take another look at our question of the morning. people who do this at least three times a week tend to make more money. is it a, work out, b, eat out with coworkers or c, read a newspaper? >> here's a response you posted on the wusa9 facebook fan page. judy wrote, i don't see how any of these will tend to make you earn more money.
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since i do a and c, i'm going to have to say the answer is b. that's the only one i don't do. >> log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page. leave your response. we'll reveal the answer in about an hour.
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5:56. you'll need a jacket this morning. we've got 40s and low 50s but we also don't have any rain to tell you about today. it's going to abnice, dry, sunny day -- to be a nice, dry,
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sunny day. by 9:00 still the upper 50s. 48 manassas. we'll head toward the lunch hour with temperatures climbing up to the 60-degree mark here in d.c. 55 in hagueerstown. then this afternoon we stick with the sunshine. high temperatures will be in the low to mid-60s. sounds pretty good. jess and andrea, over to you. >> thank you, howard. elton john hosts a star studded benefit in new york. >> brad pitt becomes a perfume pitchman. we have those stories and more in this look at entertainment. >> reporter: elton john hosted his aids foundation 11th annual and enduring vision benefit in new york. >> people need to have the courage and i'm doing great as a role model for the people. >> reporter: anderson cooper emceed the event and stevie nicks performed. the rolling stones announced they're playing four concerts to celebrate their 50th anniversary. they're doing two shows in london next month and two more in new jersey in december.
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mick jagger says this could be the start of a longer tour, the stones first in more than five years. tina fay and amy polar will host the 70th annual golden globe awards on january 13. the saturday night alums also costarred in mean girls and the 2008 comedy baby momma. they will be replacing ricky gervais who hosted the show for the past flee years. the hollywood film awards will be held on october 22. dustin hoffman is getting a special honor. according to the hollywood reporter, the two-time oscar winning actor will receive the achievement award. the first film he directed is a comedy about an opera diva and hits theaters in december. brad pitt is the first guy to serve as spokesman for chanel number five. >> wherever i go, you are. >> reporter: other stars that have pitched the perfume include marilyn monroe and nicole kidman. edward lawrence for cbs news, los angeles. >> wherever i go, you can be
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watching 9news now. thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. good morning. i'm andrea roane. i'm jessica doyle in for mike hydeck. monika samtani will be back in a moment with your time timesaver traffic. >> good morning. >> howard bernstein is here. he has our weather first. >> he's got nothing on you. >> wherever i go. >> he probably doesn't even have an animal print shirt like that either. weather wise we've got a good day because it's not going to rain today. here's a quick look at your day planner. temperatures starting out chilly, 40s and 50s. you'll need a jacket. but sunshine, 60 by noon. a drive home temp of 64. the high should be about 65, 66. showers yesterday hit and miss. some of these were rather heavy. they came through head of a cold front. behind the front the air is dry and generally cleared out. still a few clouds in the mountains this morning with temperatures in garrett county down to 39 degrees. it's 49 in gaithersburg. manassas now 46


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