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>> that was debra alpha roan reporting. he got off work at 1:00 p.m. and it's not known where he was headed or how fast they were going when they collided. the fungus behind the meningitis outbreak has been found in unopened vials of steroid medication. the food and drug administration said the fungus was in vials made in august by the new england compounding center. the apartment pharmacy is at the center of a -- massachusetts pharmacy is at the center of the investigation. 4:30 and campaign 2012, president obama and mitt romney will both campaign in virginia today. the president will be at george mason university in fairfax county this morning. governor romney will make a stop in abingdon. >> yesterday both men took some time off for comical moments at the al smith dinner a fundraiser for catholic charities. the men joked about themselves
and each other. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: for one knightage, president obama and mitt romney -- night only, president obama and mitt romney took a break from the bitter campaign. sort of. >> in the spirit of "sesame street" the president's remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter o. and the number 16 trillion. >> reporter: both men were featured speakers of the al smith dinner. a white tie fundraiser for catholic charities. a fact not lost on romney. >> it's nice to finally relax and wear what ann and i wear around the house. >> reporter: president obama spoke second and he was quick on the draw himself. >> everyone please take your seats. otherwise clint eastwood will yell at them. >> reporter: he admitted that some people may be tired of the presidential election. >> sometimes it feels like this race has dragged on forever. but paul ryan assured me we've only been running for two hours and 50 something minutes. >> reporter: the laughs quickly faded when the president was questioned about the government's response to the
crisis in libya during an appearance on "the daily show" with jon stewart. >> even you would admit it was not the optimal response at least to the american people as far as us all being on the same page. >> well, here's what i'll say. if four americans get killed it's not optimal and we're going to fix it. >> reporter: both candidates go back out on the trail today. president obama will rally in virginia while mitt romney campaigns with his running mate in daytona beach, florida. romney is leading in most recent polls on the sunshine state. on thursday the "orlando sentinel" endorsed the republican candidate saying -- ♪ >> reporter: president obama picked up an endorsement of his own thursday. the boss, bruce springsteen campaigned for the president in ohio with former president bill
clinton. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> no matter who you're voting for come november, you are running out of time to make sure that you're registered. today is the deadline to do so in the district. you can only register in person at the city's board of elections office deadlines to register in maryland and virginia have already passed. now we have more information on voter registration at wusa9.com. just click an campaign 2012. the two candidates vying to be the next senator from virginia traded jabs last night in blacksburg in their final televised debate. republican george allen accused tim kaine of neglecting the state while governor because he was also chairman of the democratic national committee. canee trumpeted him his time in office. >> he chose to go around the country demonizing republicans.
>> when i was governor we were the best managed state in america governing magazine. the best state for business all four years, "forbes" magazine and my favorite education week the best state to raise a child. >> allen called for cutting the corporate tax levels to 20% for both businesses. federal investigators are trying to determine if the suspect in a plot to bomb the federal reserve in new york has ties to al-qaeda. agents are poring over evidence confiscated from 21-year-old quazi nafis' apartment, on wednesday he tried to use his cell phone to detonate 1,000- pound bomb in prompt of the federal reserve. a number of soldiers wounded in the fort hood shooting rampage want the shooting to be a terror attack. they said soldiers injured or killed deserve fair benefits
and purple heart eligibility but they won't be awarded unless the shooting is declared a terrorist attack. the defense department considers the shooting to be an incidence of workplace violence. 13 people were killed during the shooting. army major nidal hasan is accused the shooting. police shut down the mall after receiving a report of someone throwing is molotov cocktail into the mall. after three hours of searching the nearby area, police made an arrest. the suspect was questioned by the fbi, atf and county police. they say the entire incident was a bomb scare and was captured animal security video. closing arguments are expected later today in the case against two officers in prince george's county accused of beating a university of maryland student. officers edgal baker and -- reginald baker and harrison are charged with assault and misconduct. the 2010 incident was captured
on video. it happened as students celebrated a basketball win over duke. the video shows the police using their batons to hit a young man while he was on the ground. yesterday, officer harrison testified the man punched another officer and refused to drop an object in his hands. the object turned out to be the young man's cell phone. here's a look at some other things making news now. the boy scouts of america released 20 years worth of secret files on men suspected of child sex abuse. >> ines ferre has the report. >> reporter: the documents contain the names of more than 1200 scout leaders and volunteers accused of child sex abuse between 1965 and 1985. >> the boy scouts knew they had a institution-wide problem with child abuse and didn't take steps to deal with that. >> reporter: the oregon supreme court ordered the boy scouts to release the files. the names of victims and
witnesses were blocked out before the documents were posted online. lawyers who fought to have the files made public accused the boy scouts of covering up sex abuse cases. >> you do not get to keep secrets about hidden dangers to children. period, end of conversation. >> reporter: the boy scouts says the purpose of the files was to get child molesters out of the organization. but abuse victims including tom stuart says the files did not protect them. >> you know i do want to speak for all the victims that can't speak for themselves. you know scouting does have some good points. however, right now it's a very dangerous program for young boys. >> reporter: boy scouts of america president wayne perry admits the organization did not do enough to prevent abuse. >> we have to also remember that was a different time. i will tell you i'm not beginning to defend -- going to defend what might have happened in the context of then to the extent that we fell short of protecting a youth and we did fall short in some instances we're profoundly sorry. >> reporter: perry says the
organization is now a leader in preventing child abuse and uses a background checks on all volunteers, ines ferre, cbs news. jerry sandusky has filed paperwork? hopes of getting a new trial. the former penn state assistant football coach is currently serving 30 to 60 years in prison for abusing ten boys. sandusky says there wasn't evidence to support the conviction. he also claims his lawyers didn't have enough time to prepare for his trial. well, the detroit tigers are going to their 11th world series and their first since 2006. miguel cabrera and jhonny peralta both hit two run homers in the 4th inning. peralta and jackson added solo shots as the tigers beat up on the new york yankees 8-1 to sweep the american league championship series. the two best teams in baseball, not going to the world series. unbelievable. >> unbelievable. >> and the yankees didn't show
any sense of spirit and without jeter -- >> cc sabathia on the mound, that should have been a sure win. no way. >> no. time right now though is 4:39. we're in for some early morning showers followed by a pretty nice day. howard is going to be back in two minutes with a warmer forecast. >> and end of the day report from google sends stocks tumbling. >> a once popular magazine announces plans to stop publishing. both of those stories at 4:43. >> 9news now returns in two minutes.
east of washington. right now here's monika with timesaver traffic. northbound 95 in springfield it's friday morning light. no issues to report, look at that good time to head out the door. by the way on the inner loop accident clean-up before route 355 in bethesda. thanks monika. time right now is 4:42 and i am watching your money on wall street. stocks fell after a rare earnings miss at google. before trading was halted when it resumed about two hours later the stocks settled down about 8%. the internet search engine's weak profit report was released hours ahead of schedule by mistake. the results were supposed to come out after the closing bell. google is blaming the poor results on the slowdown in advertising and the strong dollar and the increased interest in acquisitions. checking the numbers --
the unemployment lines got longer last week too. the number of americans applying for unemployment benefits surged to a four month high a sign layoffs may be picking up. but the labor department points to mainly delayed figures coming out of california. "newsweek" will stop printing a weekly magazine. it will go all digital early next year. job cuts are expected but the company didn't give a specific figure. the online publication will be called newsweekglobal and will require a paid subscription. december 31st will be the last pretty edition. >> the question is can the online edition make enough to sustain it after that? >> exactly. so many magazines have played with the concept and never recovered after you know 2008. women, may reach for
cranberry juice when they feel a certain itch. but new research suggest this home remedy may not be the right move. >> more on that story plus your weather first when we're back in just two minutes. sunday morning on "biocentury this week," new medicines and human clinical trials. what can be done to accelerate knowledge, lower costs, and increase effectiveness? watch "biocentury this week," sunday at 8:30
good morning and welcome back to 9news now. it is friday, we're lappy to say that. -- happy to say that. 4:46 and again we must say good morning to the good friends in la plata, maryland, the sisters at heart breast cancer support group. i spoke to them at lunch, they love us here in the morning. they start their day with us and they love you howard. >> thank you, la plata you know we were down there big time in 2002 when the big tornado hit and we're glad they're still friends today. >> they are, very good. >> our friends will need a little rain gear this morning. got friends in loudoun county too. got the big -- grandmother of all rummage sales going on out there. you know the loudoun hospital check them out both today and tomorrow. weather should cooperate with that pretty well. here's a look at the bus stop forecast this morning and right
now we're in a lull many most areas -- in most areas and could still see another round of showers and storms in d.c. in a few hours. temperatures in the 50s and 60s and it's mild and it's damp but not that much rain. sunrise 7:22. a lot of rain in spots overnight and lingering showers here still through middle morning, 8:00, 64, 66 and that range. upper 60s to near 70 by lunchtime. a little bit more sunshine and winds south, southwest 10 miles an hour with a high of 72. by 8:00 partly cloudy and 66 degrees. and looks like what ever rain we will see later this morning will be it for a while. we're going to see some drier weather moving in. we have the showers overnight. those guys are up in eastern pennsylvania, new york state. some stuff here, coming into south central virginia moving north northeast. if this stuff holds together in a few hours you know by mid- morning it could still be bothering us here in the washington metro. to the north and west some showers now east of 522 coming
out north of cross junction crossing i-70 off in western maryland. now to the east we have some showers in the annapolis area. this is tracking up to the northeast and shadyside this is past you and off to the east, offshore -- south, offshore to the bay. this is going to pass east of north beach and might clip over to st. michael's and tillman in a little white. but that's about it. pretty quiet at the moment. temperatures in the mid 50s in the shenandoah valley. southern maryland easton, fredericksburg all mid 60s. and outside on the michael & son weather camera. the streets are clearly wet here in northwest d.c.. watch out for that this morning and with some leaves coming down too could be a little slicker than just a wet street. 66 calm winds and the humidity up at 84%. speaking of the leaves the good color now just north and west of d.c.. i think near peak now up across i-81 and parts of western maryland. west of 219 we may have peaked
already. big storm still spinning look at this thing just spinning here near madison, wisconsin. the rain, chicago back to indianapolis. showers and storms along the eastern seaboard and that's what we're dealing with. and we're going to see this continue to pull through us but it's going to be the next few hours that stuff south will watch. after that though, going to have a decent afternoon. and a pretty nice weekend. albeit a little bit cooler. so mild today 74 early. showers t storms even still possible through mid, late morning ole specially south and east of town. tonight dipping into the 40s and 50s. low 50s. pleasant weekend ahead. 66 tomorrow. 65 on sunday. we got all these walks going on. the diabetes walk, the breast cancer walk downtown tomorrow. weather should be fine. terps' game as well on saturday. and then by sunday, got 65 degrees and then warmer next week. mid- to upper 70s. monika? thank you so much howard. good morning everybody. if you're planning to head around town, you're going to find for the most part things are fine. at least on the south side of town. it's the north side of town that we've got issues on the
inner loop of the beltway. there's an accident before route 355 from overnight a tractor-trailer into a guardrail. now a jackknifed tractor- trailer right behind it. let's take a lack at the mdot camera on the inner loop of the beltway and take a look at the delay. on the inner loop no one is moving here at old georgetown road trying to get to route 355 be all the equipment on the scene and the two tractor- trailers with two separate accidents there. 270 right now is not affects, again this is the inner loop heading eastbound to route 355 and i'll keep you posted on that. northbound connecticut avenue at franklin street some flooding there it looks like. nor beck road over rock creek the water has subsided. some flooding issues there as well. this time to the other side of town. no problems out of southern maryland, route 4, route 5, route 301 everything is looking good and we'll go to the 14th street bridge northbound 395. nice and light this morning. and i'll be back with more on that situation on the north
side at 4:55. back to you guys. in health news this morning a blood test may be able to identify women at high risk of breast cancer up to 20 years before symptoms surface. boston researchers found women with a certain combination of hormone levels in their blood were two times more likely to eventually develop breast cancer. it could one day lead to a common test letting doctors know which women need to be watched closely. a compound in green tea may help some of the women. a small study at columbia university found a green tea extract appears to suppress proteins which fuel cancer cells. doctors say the study was too small to determine if it can prevent breast cancer but larger studies are now being done to find out. a child is sent to the hospital for a concussion. every five minutes. and the numbs are highest during -- numbers are highest during fall sports season. >> recovering takes time and a team effort from parents, coaches and teachers. anita brikman has more new
innovations which are helping everyone. >> reporter: this fall, 14-year- old tyler was hoping this year goes more smoothly than last. a snowboarding accident left him with a concussion and his mom in shock about what recovery would mean for her son. >> i had no idea. i had no idea that he would miss so much -- so many sports and so much of school. it was a month of schoolwork we had to make up. >> reporter: liz's reaction is not uncommon. in fact many teachers are surprised the effects of concussion can linger for weeks. but it's here in the classroom that some feel a team approach can be most effective to helping the kids. >> the doctors are the experts but the educators can really really help get the student through this rough time. >> reporter: to do that a team of specialists at nationwide children's hospital have developed this. a comprehensive tool kit with
information for parents and coaches but also teachers. >> it helps assign roles to each of the members in this process what their responsibilities are. >> reporter: teachers for example can help identify symptoms day-to-day. counselors can help kids by helping them cope and administrators can chart a child's progress. tyler is back to normal and his mom is grateful there's now a one stop guide for dealing with kids and concussions. >> i would love for the coaches to know, for the teachers to know and people that have no idea. >> reporter: anita brikman, 9news now. >> so if your child suffers a concussion be sure to let the school and teachers know and monitor symptoms closely. most of us have probably heard of the home remedy using cranberry juice to fight urinary tract infections? it might take a whole lot of juice to have any effect at all. the latest research review shows women with recurrent
kidney and bladder infections might have to drink the juice twice a day for months to prevent even one infection. pills with concentrated cranberries may be slightly more effective and the research will continue on those supplements. its is will:54 -- it is 4:54, time for the question of the morning -- >> log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page, leave your response. we'll reveal the answer during our 6:00 hour.
the air. quarter mile visibility up in hagerstown. then this afternoon partly sunny. high about 74. the drive home temperature still not bad about 70. monika? howard on the inner loop of the beltway. look at what you have to deal with at 4:57 in the morning on the inner loop approaching route 355. two separate accidents both involving trucks. watch out for this as you head eastbound on 495. i'll have more on this in just a few minutes. andrea? thank you monika. talk show host campaigns for medical marijuana. >> a new exhibit honors the fashion contributions of a late hollywood movie star. we have this look at entertainment. >> reporter: montel williams went to arkansas to try to convince voters to back a ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana. the talk show host suffers from multiple sclerosis and says it helps treat his symptoms. >> this is the first time in about 100 days that i've been in this much pain.
because i haven't been able to use my medication for the last two days here. >> reporter: if the ballot measure passes arkansas would become the first southern state to legalize medical marijuana. flava flav is out of jail but has a court date to answer assault and battery charges. the former hip hop and reality tv star is accused of throwing his fiance to the floor and going after her 17-year-old son with two knives. police say he admits there was a scuffle at the las vegas home but denies chasing or threatening the teenager. a new exhibit here in new york city showcases katherine hepburn's sense of style on the stage and the big screen. she made it okay for women to wear comfortable clothes but also plenty of hollywood glamour in the exhibit. she was decidedly unconventional and at 5'7" with a 20-inch waist, she could wear anything and look good. >> she wasn't the first to wear slacks nor was she the only woman to wear slacks. but her public image as a very famous american actress really
made that image okay. >> reporter: there are more than 700 items on display at the new york public library for the performing arts. and that is your eye on entertainment. duarte geraldino, cbs news, new york. >> sounds like a field trip adventure there. good morning, 20-inch waist. even scarlett o'hara was a little bit tinier. thank you for watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m., i'm andrea roane, we've all decided we wouldn't fit into anything. >> no, maybe my thigh would fit into one of the dresses, i'm jessica doyle in for mike hydeck, monika samtani will have the traffic in a moment. >> lot going on. >> we've lot howard bernstein with -- got howard bernstein with weather first. relatively quiet now. but still some storms down in south central virginia that are moving to the north northeast that we may be dealing with in a few hours, but the afternoon looks better and good news for the weekend. that looks pretty nice around here. here's a look outside at tysons corner, on our michael & son weather camera, you see some fog in the air. not too bad at ground level but we do have visibilities in