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ship in china. the head of the tsa is out after screeners fail tests to detect exivploses and weapons. paris police remove iconic symbols of love. >> one of my top things to do all this year. >> very sad. and why your desk chair at work could be bad for your health. the news starts right now. good morning. welcome to wusa9 at 6:00 a.m. it's tuesday, june 2. i'm andrea roane and we're in for some more rain and cooler temperatures. i'm peggy fox in for nick giovanni. larry miller is here with traffic but we begin with weather. erica grow is here. what's happening out there today? we going to see more storms at all? >> i don't think we'll see any storms but we will see more showers. that is pretty much a certainty. as andrea mentioned, the cooler temperatures. it is going to be a drastic
drop from what we had yesterday. on doppler 9000 the past three hours showing the last of the heavy rain from overnight exiting the metro area, but you can see there are more showers on the approach moving toward us from the west and also southwest. on our day planner with the michael & son weather cam, you'll see those temperatures really hadding steady or slowly rides -- holding steady or slowly rising. 69 degrees at noon. at 4:00 only 72 degrees with more just very light scattered showers. currently it's 56 in annapolis. 68 andrews. 61 in martinsburg. 72 in downtown washington. we'll talk more about the forecast with even cooler temperatures for wednesday coming up in the first alert seven day. right now time again for timesaver traffic and larry miller. your time right now 6:01. metro riders we had earlier issues on the red line. single tracking between grovener and medical center. want to take you out to the beltway. the outer loop at i-270 two lanes blocked as a result of an accident there.
from our camera we don't see much in the way of dries. -- of delays. we are hearing of minor delays as you approach the crash site so we're asking drivers to use occasion there. back to the maps right now. we'll take you out to loudoun county where we have another issue. sycolin roadblock twd dulles and greenway. -- between dulles and greenway. make sure you use caution and slow down. >> reporter: good morning. unfortunately last night's storm could have an effect on your commute this morning. we're here at 3rd and d where the ramp to 395 south is closed. you can see the bare claidz up just over -- barricades up just over in the distance. it closed around 11:00 last night because of high water. if you use that ramp 395 south at 3rd and d, you want to make sure you find another route this morning. we want to show you video of last night's storm damage
because that powerful storm caused significant damage throughout our area. wind brought down a tree on top of a metro bus near k and 15th but fortunately everyone inside that bus was okay. another toppled tree caused headaches for drivers on 16th street in silver spring during rush hour. and lightning caused a headache for a silver spring homeowner after it ripped a branch from a tree crushing a fence. and then electricity scorched insulation in the home but fortunately no one there was hurt. most of that storm damage has been cleaned up but again we're here at 3rd and d and the ramp to 395 south remains closed this morning. reporting live, vanessa herring, wusa9 news. this morning the fate of a house approved bill to reform the national security agency's controversial surveillance programs still unclear. >> today senate lawmakers are expected to vote on amendments to the bill. as mark albert reports, the senate vote threatens to undermine work already performed by the house. >> reporter: now is the time
for action. >> reporter: senate lawmakers will again try to move forward on the house approved u.s.a. freedom act while considering changes. one amendment would extend the amount of time the national security agency has to end both collection of phone records from six months to a year. but the nsa would still be able to search the records held by phone companies with a court order. >> these pictures are common sense. there needs to be basic insurance that it will function as its proponents say that it will. >> reporter: majority leader mitch mcconnell has been at odds with fellow kentucky senator rand paul who blocked an extension of the patriot act on sunday. on monday, paul said he would support changes to the house bill. >> i think the bill could be made much better with amendments and if we could come to an arrangement to allow amendments to be voted on, i would be happy to allow my consent. >> reporter: the white house support itself the u.s.a. freedom -- the u.s.a. freedom act as is and warning the senate not to make major
changes. >> there are a lot of politics coming at citizens of the national security and civil liberties of the american people. >> reporter: any changes in the senate, however, mean the house would have to vote again and republican leaders there have already signaled they likely won't accept an amended bill. mark albert for cbs news, washington. house bill would reauthorize less controversial counterterrorism tools, including roving wire taps to track suspected terrorists who switch cell phones. it would also allow the f.b.i. to gather business records in terror and espionage investigations. happening today, a major shake-up at the tsa that not only affects reagan national airport but every airport across the country. the acting administrator melvin carraway off the job this morning after undercover agents were able to smuggle fake bombs and weapons through airport
security. homeland security agents were posing as passengers during this undercover sting. they were able to get these banned items like fake weapons and bombs through airport security 67 out of 70 times. the scathing report reveals just how vulnerable we are because of poor training at security check points. we're even told at one point the undercover agent had a fake bomb taped to his back. the metal detector went off but that agent was still able to get through even after a pat down. the tsa ordered now to revise procedures, retrain all 50,000 tsa agents around the country and retest equipment across the country as well. the acting director we can tell you has been reassigned to another department within homeland security. a deputy fills this position until a permanent director is named. we're live at ray gar national
airport, delia goncalves, -- reagan national airport, delia goncalves, wusa9. the japanese auto supplier takata is expected to make a public apology for its defective airbags. the airbags have been linked to at least six deaths and more than 100 injuries. a top takata executive is expected to say the chances of the devices exploding are extremely small but that takata will replace all that are affected. the apology is expected to come during a house hearing. hundreds of people are missing after a boat capsizes in china. >> and a u.n. official says one country's fight with ebola will soon be over. >>
welcome back. it's 6:10 right now. i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow. we're still looking at plenty of clouds and lingering effects from last night's overnight rain, but it is mostly dry out there. the showers are on the approach, though, so keep in mind we are not done with the rain. it's 67 in fairfax and reston right now. 67 also in chevy chase. it's 72 degrees in downtown washington and 68 in waldorf right now. on the michael & son weather cam, you can see much cloud cover is still in place but it is getting brighter out there. a little bit of sunshine maybe from time to time but light scattered showers develop again this afternoon. today's high temperature 72 degrees. that's where we'll be at 3:00. it's even cooler on wednesday. we'll talk about the chilly temperatures in the first alert seven-day forecast. right now time for timesaver traffic and larry miller. we have a fresh issue in loudoun county on route 7 eastbound between ashburn road and loudoun county parkway. the right lane is blocked. use caution to get by. i want to take you down to --
sorry, folks. looks like we got mixed up there. we'll take you to occoquan. two lanes blocked between 123, the northbound side at 95 causing some delays out in that area. just make sure you use caution and slow down because it seems like the wet roads are starting to really mess with the morning commute and trip up a few drivers throughout the metro. we'll send it over you to. the f.b.i. is searching for a gunman who appears to be targeting people on highways out west. >> and the university of maryland baseball team knocks off the number one ♪ i am never getting married. never. psssssh. guaranteed. you picked a beautiful ring. thank you. we're never having kids. mmm-mmm. breathe. i love it here. we are never moving to the suburbs. we are never getting one of those (minivan). we are never having another kid. i'm pregnant. i am never letting go. for all the nevers in life state farm is there.
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kind of on a roller coaster. we lad the hot and steamy days and now cooler weather. >> there was one day below 90 in the stretch but we're done with that. the cold front has positived through. we have the severe weather and the flooding last night. now we're starting to see the flood waters recede but the chance for rain remains with us through the entire work week. on the michael & son weather cam, the clouds are absolutely in place and here's a look at your day planner. 65 degrees at 9:00 a.m. 69 at noon with a chance for a shower and more showers possible at 5:00 p.m.
with a temperature of 70. right now 72 in downtown washington so temperatures not really going anywhere today. 59 in frederick. 58 in hagerstown. the cold front is continuing to advance to the east. on satellite and radar, you can see an area of low pressure is kind of keeping that cloud cover locked in place and an upper air flow is -- upper air low is going to bring us an easterly flow along with the chance of more showers. you can see the showers out toward hagerstown and martinsburg by about noon. the evening drive is mostly dry but it will be a degreesly and dreary -- drezly and deer -- drizzly and dreary afternoon. more showers arrive and we could have pockets of heavy rain for the morning commute on wednesday. right now we're still in the green zone for tomorrow but today is a yellow alert day. as we head into the noontime hour on wednesday, still raining. temperatures even cooler on wednesday than what we're going to have today. today's high temperature 74.
68 degrees on wednesday. 76 on thursday. still looking for the chance after shower. slowly improving weather in the seven-day forecast. 08 degrees on friday with -- 80 degrees on friday with a lingering shower on both friday and saturday and back to the #s on for sunday. larry has another look at our traffic situation right now. marc train riders the trains are running on schedule. the laurel station commuter lot is open. vre, you guys are good to go. if you're going to be traveling southbound on 270, you're looking at a 19-minute commute from old hundred road to rockville pike. from fairfax county parkway to north lee highway you're looking at a 22-minute commute this morning. no issues on i-95. just mainly the grind typically in dale city which we typically see in the morning. joplin road to i-395 a 19- minute commute for my friends in prince george's county traveling westbound on 50 from collington road to bladensburg northeast you're looking at a
20-minute commute. inson maryland -- in southern maryland, for those of you traveling in accokeek, oxon hill, fort washington, no issues on route 4, route 5, or 301. just traffic starting to build up but no issues that will impact the morning commute in materials of accidents but we are seeing wet roads which are causing a few delays arp the metro. make -- around the metro. just make sure you take it easy as you head out the door. at 6:17, here's what's in the news right now. in china relatives are waiting to hear the fate of their loved ones after a cruise ship capsized during a storm. it happened on the yangtze river. the ship was carrying 458 people. at least five confirmed dead, about a dozen people have reportedly survived. the fight to end ebola is coming to a close in sierra leone. that's according to the united nations ebola chief who says it will only be a matter of weeks before the outbreak ends in
that country. though the u.n. says other countries like guinea are far from eradicating the disease. james holmes said, i increased my self worth and i didn't have to die. jurors heard that and more from holmes' session with a court appointed psychiatrist. >> during the interview he explained why he considered the july 20 shooting massacre a success. rick salinger reports. >> reporter: it is a journey into the mind of james holmes, the planned mass murder, he claimed, to keep him from committing suicide. >> it got me out of the depression. it gave me a purpose. >> reporter: a purpose that he said was to kill as many people as possible to gain points. the court appointed psychiatrist add holmes' reaction when he heard he had killed a dozen people. >> just that i was worth 12 more people than i was before. >> reporter: he referred to the injured including those
paralyzed as collateral damage but expressed regrets that a child had died. >> whatever regret he had, he makes it clear that getting the point, can iing the people -- killing the people was worth it. >> reporter: but in jail a few months after the attack, holmes acknowledged he tried to take his own life. >> trying to bang my head open in the cell. they had to put me in the hole on suicide watch. >> reporter: still he called it a success. >> i increased my self-worth and i didn't have to die. >> reporter: as he spoke family members of the victims who were present in court openly wept. rick salinger, cbs news, centennial, colorado. the f.b.i. is teaming up with police in northern colorado where they're trying to find a gunman who appears to be targeting people on highways. two shootings have been connected with evidence from the scene. a woman survived after being hit in the neck by a bullet
along i-25 in april. a man riding his bike was shot and killed in may. a 27-year-old man is in jail accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend in germantown. it happened around 7:30 yesterday evening in front of the target in the milestone shopping center. the 24-year-old woman died a short time later at the hospital. the suspect was arrested after a shoot car chase. -- after a short car chase. he was once featured on aeialty show -- reality show. jerez stone-coleman is scheduled to appear in court today. kidd cole was once if he tiewred on the hit t -- once featured on the hit tv show "catfish." wal-mart is raising starting wages for more than a hundred thousand department managers and workers, this after coming under fire for the treatment of its employees. the company announced earlier
this year it's increasing minimum wages for entry level and long-term hourly employees to at least $10 by next february. cincinnati bengals againstive tackle devon dillon and his 5-year-old daughter will receive the perseverance honor in july. it comes a few days after he announced his daughter hit complications following a stem transplant. the university of maryland baseball team is one step closer to the college word series this morning. the terps played ucla last night knocking them from their throne with a 2-1 win. the terp face a rematch against virginia this weekend in charlottesville. the deadline for a nowk yar deal with ie -- nuclear deal with iran just weeks away, why iranians are desperate for the deal to pass. >> a sobering look at the war in afghanistan. >> reporter: right now out on
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we're just a few weeks away from the june 30 deadline for a nuclear deal with iran, but many questions remain, such as will the sanctions be lifted. >> and will iran allow international inspectors to tour its military facilities. elizabeth palmer has more from tehran. >> reporter: there's no getting away from the pain of u.s. sanctions here. grocery prices are up 20% over the past year. gas and electricity have doubled. iranians want so they're watching the nuclear talks closely, most desperate for a deal. of course not everyone is -- [indiscernible] hardliners see an agreement as -- [indiscernible] do you think this will be a nuclear deal a month from now? [indiscernible] >> reporter: never? never he says. and all the optimism, it's just
talk. there was lots of optimism last fall when negotiators came to an interim agreement, but there are now big obstacles ahead. first, how fast the sanctions against iran would be lifted. the iranians want relief right away. the u.s. wants a phased approach. the second is how much access international inspectors will have to iran's military installations to check that they are not developing nuclear weapons. iran's supreme leader says there will be no access. the u.s. says that's a deal breaker. obviously there is a lot of work to do before june 30. secretary kerry's accident has come at a bad time. he and iran's foreign minister get along very well. they've met face to face many times and it's that close relationship that has driven these negotiations forward. it's not going to be the same dynamic if the secretary is grounded in washington recovering from his injuries. elizabeth palmer, cbs news,
tehran. the statistics are staggering. a new study out of brown university says the war in afghanistan has killed almost 100,000 people since 2001 and wounded that same number. the author of the report notes the war in afghanistan is getting worse citing a rise in the number of those killed and wounded in recent years. some objects from a slave ship that sank off the coast of capetown, south africa are going on display at the smithsonian's national museum of african-american history. the portuguese ship sank in 1794. its voyage was one of the earliest in the transatlantic shave trade from east after could -- africa to the measure cames oo americas -- to the americas. you'll have to wait at least two more days to visit the washington monument. problems developed last week involving the elevator. about 2400 visitors a day normally visit the monument at
this time of the year. it is 6:28. good morning. welcome back to wusa9. it is tuesday, june 2. i'm andrea roane. the sky is slightly brighter. a little hazy as well but we're still in for more rain and cooler temperatures. i'm peggy fox in for nick giovanni. larry miller is here with traffic but we begin with weather. erica grow is in for allyson rae. what's happening out there right now? >> we're looking at areas of mist and light shower activity but the heavy rain we had overnight has gone by the wayside and those flood waters are receding as well. we didn't have any river flooding but we did have plenty of street and stream flooding late last night. in the day planner, yes, temperatures are the story today as andrea and peggy mentioned. 69 degrees with a light shower at noon. 72 degrees at 4:00. considering that our low temperatures were actually warmer than these high
temperatures over the past couple of days, this is a dramatic drop. current temperatures are also on the cooler side than they were yesterday but the big story is that the temperatures just aren't going to rise very much at all as we head into the afternoon. 59 right now in hagerstown and front royal. 61 in leesburg and 61 in gaithersburg as well. and that fog is starting to develop. we have two-mile visibility in front royal and luray. three-mile visibility in hagerstown so it's not too terribly thick or dense but be aware there are spots of fog out there. on satellite and radar, you request see the scattered to our west that are making their way toward us. we continue to see the showers push through officer the next couple of days. i'll track them for you with 9 futurecast in the first alert seven-day. time again for timesaver traffic and larry miller. your time right now 6:29. good morning to you. want to let my metro riders know everything is running on schedule. we did have earlier issues on
the redline between grovner medical center. we have an issue again from high flood water, flood waters taking place on pennsylvania avenue southeast. this is the exit ramp getting to the southbound side of the southeast-southwest freeway. again this is closed because of high water. we have a camera close by there to show you the closure. again, that is the closure to the ramp right there. police are on scene and have been on scene throughout the morning as a result of the water there but we're hearing again waters are starting to recede so conditions should return to normal soon. want to take you to our cap a. on 2 -- camera. for those of you traveling southbound on 270 heading toward the beltway, no major issues but we're starting to see some unusual volume build up mainly in the rockville area. it's a bit volume for the -- bit early for the volume we're starting to see. if this is a road you would normally take to get to work, i suggest you leave sooner rather
than late our because this delay is starting to trip of a few drivers this morning. let's show you some other issues we've had going on. it's kind of hard to see but on the outer loop of the beltway between the spur as well as old georgetown road, we had an accident blocking two lanes. i'm hearing that's clear. we have a disabled vehicle now but expect residual delays. good morning. we're here at 3rd and d where the ramp to 395 south is closed this morning following last night's storm. take a look just over my shoulder. you can see the barricades are up and they've been up since around 11:00 last night. that's due to some high water. if you use the # 95 south -- 395 south ramp at 3rd and d, you will want to find an alternate route. i want to show you some video from last night. the storm brought down trees throughout the area causing significant damage. wind brought down a tree on top after metro bus near k and
15th. form everyone inside was okay and evacuated out the back. another headache lightning left a silver spring homeowner cleaning up after it ripped a branch from a tree crushing a fence. electricity scorched insulation in that home but that fire didn't catch and nobody was hurt. most of that storm damage has now been cleaned up but again we're here at 3rd and d where the ramp to 395 south is closed this morning so if you do use that route, you want to plan ahead and make sure you -- allow yourself extra time or use an alternate route. reporting live, vanessa herring, wusa9. a vote could come today in the senate on the u.s.a. freedom act. >> this comes just two days after lawmakers failed to approve the measure. that meant the temporary expir -- temporary expiration of the agency to collect a vast amount of information. senator rand paul says he would support changes to the bill passed by the house.
>> if we can come to an arrangement to allow amendments to be voted on, i would be allow -- would be happy to allow my consent. >> any changes in the senate would mean the house would have to vote again. happening today, a major shake-up at the tsa that not only affects air travel at reagan national but air travel across the country. if you're flying today, prepare for some stepped up security measures. the tsa's acting director off the job this morning after undercover agents were able to smuggle fake bombs and weapons through airport security. homeland security agents posed as passengers during the sting and they were able to get these banned items through -- get this -- 67 out of 70 times. in one case we're told, an agent had a fake bomb taped to his back. the metal detector went off but he still got through even after a pat down. this is not the first time this has happened. a similar undercover sting
conducted in 2013 found similar problems so now a plan of action. transportation safety administration ordered by homeland security to revise security procedures, retrain all tsa agents around the country, and there are 50,000 agents around the country at our nation's airports, retest all the equipment, and implement moran dom screening just -- more random screening just to keep everyone on their toes and make sure they're adequately trained. the acting director is being reassigned within another department in homeland security. we're live at reagan national airport, delia goncalves, wusa9. the deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia will be the hot topic today at a hearing on capitol hill. federal safety regulators and amtrak officials are expected to face questions on why technology to slow trains that are going too fast wasn't in
place before the derailment. the accident last month killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. a muslim woman who was denied a sales job at an abercrombie store is celebrating a victory before the supreme court. the justices ruled #-1 -- 8- 1 in favor of is samantha eloff. she claimed the store refused to give her a job because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons. in the first advice of its kind, british experts are recommending office workers stand for at least two hours a day. research shows long periods of sitting are linked to serious illness and prein -- prein tur death. the recommend -- preha tur death. the recommendations are walking or standing at least four hours a day. bette midler is coming to verizon center later this
month. you can score a pair of tickets to see her performance. >> all you do is enter wusa9's text to win. text bette midler to 25543 to enter the drawing. >> erica is standing. we'll stand. >> that's right. i am standing out here on the weather terrace where some very light mist is fall willing. i don't need the umbrella but maybe i would like a little protection for my hair. today the main story will be the receding flood waters and the much cooler temperatures. a high between 70 and 75 degrees. can you believe it, this is not the coolest day in the first
it's 68 in man manassas and 72 in downtown washington. our high temperatures are going to be about 20 degrees cooler than they were yesterday. only 70 degrees at 1:00. 72 at 3:00 with more light scattered showers. wednesday is even a cooler day than today. and then the weather will start to improve. we'll talk about it all coming up in the first alert seven-day forecast. right now time for timesaver traffic. if you are out in prince
george's county, we want to let you know no issues on 50 westbound as you make your way into town and in toward the beltway. i do expect some volume delays as you get closer to d.c. but again no accidents or any traffic issues that should slow you down other than the volume. bw parkway, you guys are good to go. 95 on the maryland side, you guys are fine as well. we are seeing some slowdowns mainly in college park on the outer loop of the beltway. again typical for the morning commute. i want to take you live right now to the beltway at darcey road both on the inner and outer loop we're starting to see volume build up. if you're dealing with anything, you're dealing with wet roads which we certainly see a few accidents pop up around the metro but not causing much in the way of delays this morning. we had seen a few fallen trees as well. the best advice we can give is for drivers to slow down and make sure they increase the distance between them and the driver in front of them as well. on the 14th street bridge no
issues. traffic fairly light for the most part as you bake your way -- as you make your way over the brink into town. looks like flooding issues mainly on the -- closer to the southeast-southwest freeway again at the pennsylvania exit. so we're asking drivers to be mindful of that. over to you. you can barely go to social media without seeing it. we'll have more on caitlyn jenner's big reveal coming up. >> plus, a woman talks about putting the final touches on her amazing
welcome back to wusa9. it's 6:44. new numbers show more and more people are turning to plastic surgery after losing lots of weight. >> as marley hall reports, most doctors say patients who do so are more likely to keep those pounds off. >> reporter: ann hanson went from this to this in five years dropping a total of 170 pounds through diet and exercise.
>> i thought through all this hard work and sweat and blood and tears i would have the fairy tail ending but i didn't. >> reporter: she was left with sagging skin. she had surgery on her arms, abdomen and breasts. >> at the end of the day when i got undressed i was always reminded of who i used to be. >> reporter: new numbers from the american society of plastic surgeons show ann is not alone. procedures related to massive weight hoss loss such as tummy tucks and lifts of the upper arm and breasts are increasing. >> there's been a rise in bariatric surgery. >> reporter: experts say that increase in weight loss surgery is fueling the plastic surgery trend. last year nearly 45,000 patients who lost large amounts of weight had plastic surgery to reshape their bodies. >> what i hear from patients all the time is until they've actually had their plastic surgery, their journey is not complete. >> reporter: ann says the
plastic surgery completed her transformaking. >> i had so much more confidence and i was just so pleased with everything. >> reporter: marley hall, cbs news, new york. >> time now to see what our partners over at cbs this morning are covering. >> norah o'donnell is in new york with a preview. good morning, norah. >> good morning to you, andrea and peggy. ahead we're following rescue efforts after a cruise ship full of tourists capsized in china leaving hundreds missing. we take you inside the lab where they simulated a cat dwoar 5 hurricane. also -- category 5 hurricane and the writer on caitlyn jenner's story will be here. what he learned about the journey. >> thank you. we have rain. a lot of rain. will we have more rain? >> we are going to have more rain but the worst of it is over. we had the very heavy downpours
yesterday. in fact some areas picked up more than an inch of rain in a very short amount of time. we're talking 20, 30 minutes the rainfall rates were incredibly intense. now we're looking at an improvement both temperature wise and precipitation wise. so we still have showers today but if you're one of those people who love the heat, you're the only one that will be disappointed today. 69 degrees at noon. 70 degrees at 5:00. that's dropping from a high of about 72 degrees which we'll reach at 3:00 this afternoon. and 72 is also our current temperature in downtown washington. we've just dropped to 70, mind you. it's 68 degrees right now at andrews. 70 in fredericksburg. 61 in martinsburg and leesburg. the visibility is down a little bit. we have some areas of fog because of the overnight rain but as the wind picks up we'll diminish the fog. the wind is coming from the ocean and that's going to lock in the cloud cover. it's also going to lock in the
cooler temperatures. on satellite and radar, the overnight rain has pulled away but you can see some of the lingers showers to the west that will continue to push toward us. so on 9 futurecast, we have the showers with us, especially as we head into the evening hours, but in the afternoon, we could see another lingering sprinkle or shower. maybe the kids can leave the house without the umbrella because it will just be a couple of light sprinkles mpght not a big deal. here we are #k a.m. wednesday with more rain -- 8:00 a.m. wednesday with more rain pushing through the area. the cooler temperatures remain with us as the maritime influence will be here till we get to the end of the workweek. today is a yellow alert day. tomorrow might require the yellow alert upgrade. i'll keep an eye on it for you. 74 today. 68 on wednesday. and then back into the mid-70s on thursday. in the first alert seven-day forecast, a slow improvement here. back up to 80 degrees by friday with an isolated shower. larry? >> thank you. your time right now 6:49.
i just checked this with metro, everything running on schedule. buses are on schedule as well. for those of you traveling southbound on i-270 coming from finger board road to montrose road, you're looking at about a 34-minute commute. close to west montgomery avenue is we are we starting to -- is where we're starting to see volume delays. usually volumes for the 6:00 hour. if you normally travel down 270 on the southbound side, i suggest you leave the house earlier, 10 to 15 minutes to account for some of the residual delays we have going on there but again no accidents that are going to slow you down. for those of you traveling eastbound on i-66 volume mainly in fairfax and centreville. from sudley road to north lee highway, you're looking -- sully road to north lee highway a 31-minute commute. no issues on the virginia side of 95. just volume in dale city as you make your way from courthouse ride to 395. for my friends in prince george's county traveling from collington road to montana
avenue, a 24-minute commute. on i-395, you can see northbound heading toward the 14th street bridge, volume mainly from areas like edsall road and seminary road. over to you. the buzz continues over caitlyn jenner who graced the cover of van if i fair magazine. >> its -- vanity fair magazine. >> it's her first appearance to the world. tommy mcfly has more from the 94.7 fresh fm studios. hi, tommy. >> reporter: good morning, guys. it was quite a day yesterday when the vanity fair cover was released. in case you haven't seen it, take a look at it right now. this is caitlyn jenner, the first time we're seeing her inside vanity fair. there is a 20-page spread and then there was reaction on the internet. literally tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of sweets, a lot of them in support, too. we got local reaction on twitter that you can check out. people saying she looks beautiful, getting involved, being supportive of caitlyn jenner.
the twitter handle got over a million followers in less than three hours which is a twitter record. we found out yesterday, too, that espn is going to honor caitlyn jenner with the arthur ash award for courage. that will be coming up at the 2016 espy awards. kim kardashian said, i helped caitlyn get her glimpse. it was a pretty good day for caitlyn jenner and the story continues today as we find out what's next for caitlyn. i'm tommy mcfly, wusa9. >> tommy, that little editorial in kim weaseling her way in. there's going to be a lot of disappointed tourist today at the washington monument. >> plus, a key senate vote today could lead to the restoration of parts of the patriot act. details coming up.
one of the more bizarre moments of the 2015 season didn't happen here at nats park but over the weekend in cincinnati. nats reliever matt grace walked joey votto on three balls. regs state four. the scoreboard in cincinnati was wrong and it's the impure's job of keep -- umpire's job of keeping track of balls and strikes. the catcher should know as well. that's your nats inside pitch for wusa9 sports
a major shake-up at the tsa that not only effects travel here but airports across the country. if you are flying today, prepare for stepped up security measures. the tsa acting director off the job this morning after undercover agents were able to smuggle fake bombs and weapons through airport security 67 out of 70 times. so now they are ordered to retrain all their officers, retest the equipment, and undergo moran dom security screen -- more
random security screening. back you to in the studio. secretary of state john kerry is scheduled to have surgery on a broken femur. he broke his leg sunday while bicycling outside geneva. he was in the region for talks with the foreign minister as well as visits to spain and france. [indiscernible] over the years hundreds. of thousands of couples afternoon the world have attached padlocks to the bridge and tossed the keys in the river. officials say the padlocks are damaging the bridge and posing a danger to visitors so the panels are being taken away and reportedly being replaced with plexiglass. one panel actually fell into the river. >> i guess it was time. in the first alert seven- day forecast, today is just unbelievably cooler than it was yesterday. a high of only 74 degrees. light scattered showers today. the good news is that the flood waters have receded. tomorrow is even cooler with a high of 68. we just got this information from d.c. police that we have a fallen tree on
mass avenue and 13th street northwest. so drivers need to consider alternate routes at this point trying to work on getting more information on how big the tree is and the impact it will have on traffic. >> soggy out there. >> certainly. >> cbs this morning is next with a look at the impact of california's drought on the state swimming pool industry. >> plus, scientists are creating a new simulation for hurricane 5 storm conditions. pretty neat stuff. >> larry and i will be back in 25 minutes. >> we'll be people of the coffee drinking world, dunkin' has a dark roast coffee that's deliciously roasted just right for a bold start and smooth finish that's never bitter. put down the dark roast you've been putting up with and reach for the one you deserve.
♪ good morning. it is tuesday, june 2nd 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." breaking news. a desperate race to rescue survivors heard screaming after a cruise ship capsized in china. hundreds are feared dead. the tsa's top administrator is out, after airport screeners missed fake weapons and bombs nearly every time. and country music star martina mcbride joins us to fight back against sexism on the radio. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> hundreds ofpl peoell sti missing in that cruise ship