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from wall street. president obama delivers a speh. >> swine flu shots. morbid news in the fight against infection. the vaccine could be ready earlier than expected. >> authorities say the search for a missing student now over. "good morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good monday morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you for joining us on this monday. let's begin with your weather. what a great day yesterday. it was really nice. >> we will look for lots of nshine, temperatures in the mid mid 80's.
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by the time we get to the middle part of the week, it will be more cloudy and damp. 64 in gaithersburg. your winds are light. temperatures in the mid 80's. >> qui traffic. everything looks cool on the highway. overnight construction at the wilson bridge. we are good on 95 in and out of baltimore. this is the 270 corridor. it is great. headlights heading south down. no problems out of germantown. this is 95 in virginia. theed side is heading southbound in springfield. >> thank you. it was on this day one year ago that lehman brothers collapse.
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>> the president is calling for more oversight of the financial institution. we have more on wall street reforms. >> later today, the president is expected to talk about plans to wind down the government's role in the financial sector, and this comes on the anniversary of the collapse of lehman brothers. many believe this triggered the financial clappecollapse. lehman brothers went belly up. nearly 6 million jobs have been lost since then. the value of the average home has decreased by about 15%. many believe it would have been worse without the big bailout. >> the have not changed anything fundamentally. until they do come up the risk
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of another financial panic is still very high. >> the president is expected to share that sentiment. he will talk about tougher regulations. obama is expected to again push congress to pass financial changes. he will also ask the financial community to take more responsibility for their actions. as the president calls for efforts to repair the economy, he will also mention that things are looking better than they did months ago. he will stress that do work to fix this problem will not come overnight. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you. on the health care front, the white house is still facing an uphill battle. a new poll shows a split over the president's overall efforts. 40% of respondents approved of the way the president -- 48% of
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respondents approved of the way the president is handling the matter. democratic leaders plan to prepare a motion of disapproval for joy wilson. they want him to apologize for scharping "you lied" last week at the president. >> i am not going to apologize again. i apologized to the president wednesday night. now let's get onto a civil discussion of the issues. >> president obama said he has accepted wilson's apology. the search for a yale student is now a murder investigation. authorities found a body inside the building where annie le was last seen on tuesday. police are assuming the body is that of le. they have been searching the campus since she vanished.
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she was supposed to get married yesterday. a virginia family is coming to grips with the death of a child. the baby was found at a pond. he was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. it happened during a birthday party. >> it is horrible. words cannot describe it. i do not know what to say. >> the child's name has not been released. the toddler may have been unattended at the time. police are trying to figure out where his parents were. investigators are trying to figure out what happened during the shooting in httsville yesterday. authorities said a d.c. police officer shot a man. the man was taken to the hospital. the officer was not injured.
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virginia transportation officials are launching a study to upgrade interstate 66. backups on 66 are only expected to get worse. officials plan to look get a broader array of solutions of that part of the highway outside of the beltway. debate is heating up about proposed hot lanes on 95 and 395. residents want the counsel to a joint the lawsuit against the project. arlington county filed a suit last month. the county say that the state failed to fully assess the public health impacts of the plan. a bad start for the redskins. >> the team dropped the seaso opener to the new york giants. there were penalties and mixed
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opportunities. the final score, 23-17. will have more details a little later in sports. seven minutes aftethe hour, 64 degrees. >> the flu is hitting hard and spreading fast at some local schools. will check route the latest tally. >> we do have a cool breeze this morning. will sunshine and warm us up? >> lisa baden will be back with another look at your morning commute. you're my name is louise an this is my eggo. on tuesday i go in even earlier than usual. thank goodness for eggo, a nutri-grain waffle...
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5:10 on this monday morning. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's check in with brian van de graaff. we had such a gorgeous day yesterday. >> we will do a repeat today. tomorrow will be nice, too. we will get into some cooler weather later in the week. get outnd enjoy the day today. we have low or 60's to route the area. 61 in bowie. rockville, 60 degrees. loss of sunshine today, pleasance, and warm. we will be in the mid 80's
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today. enjoy it. it will be it a little bit warm. lisa baden, what is happening with the commute? >> it is pretty smoothes. i have nothing to report on 95 in and out out of baltimore. good shape heading into the district. no complaints across the anacostia river, the woodrow wilson bridge is good, the american legion bridge is good. no problems on 695 in baltimore. good on the dulles greenway, 66, and 270. heavier volume out of frederick. everything is open. this is 270 in clarksburg. alison and doug? >> thank you. 5:11. 64 degrees in rosslyn.
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>> there is a new way to stay in touch at the press of a button. we will show you how. >> it could be the end of the line for a local tennis center. you're watching "good morning washington."
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. in our top stories, president obama will travel to new york to deliver a major address. he is expected to push for more wall street regulatory reform and announce plans to wind down the federal role with bailouts.
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>> today could be the day at the southeast tennis and learning center closes down. the city issued an eviction notice last month because the corporate status was revoked. the committee has filed the proper paper work and has paid the required fines. >> investigators say they have found what they believe is a missing guilt graduate student. this said the body was found inside a wall. the body has not yet been identified. it is not a murder investigation. the first round of swine flu shots could begin sooner than expected. some of the vaccine could become available by the first week of october. kathleen sebelius is confident that the fires will be available -- that the vaccine will be available early enough.
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health care workers and other high prairie works should get the vaccine first. universities are reporting many illnesses, but it is unclear how many of these are swine flu. there are 435 cases being reported at the university of maryland, up 50 ateorgetown, 16 at catholic, 10 at american university, at 3 at george mason, and two at the u.s. naval academy. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. let's start with lisa baden. >> things are moving very nicely. we're good across the potomac river. we will go live to 395. this is ongoing construction behind th jersey wall. the 14th street bridge is good.
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traffic in rosslyn is good. 66, 110, and over to washington boulevard. nothing at the wilson bridge. things are moving well are210 in the through lanes and the local lanes. this is live in montgomery county and over to the beltway at the american legion bridge. things look good out of tysons. now we move on over to the weather center. >> we have some cooler numbers off to the west. 54 in bristow. we have some low 60's, as well. we will be clear today. clear skies overhead with lots of sunshine. there are some clouds will to our south and well to our north. a cold front to our north will sink southward as the week goes
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on. we will go from sunshine today to a few extra clouds and maybe some showers possible. the high pressure is over new england will give us an easterly wind flow. before the afternoon, upper 70's around lunchtime. a few passing clouds, mid 80's. back in the mid 70's by wednesday. off and on shower chances on thursday, friday, and even for the upcoming weekend. back to you. >> thank you. the iphone is getting ready to debut its newest picture upgrade. >> jeremy hubbard has that stories d more in tech bytes. >> picture and video messaging arrived early for some iphone owners. a couple of weeks early. reports are popping up on many
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sites that at&t has started activating this function for some subscribers. ups is opening a new front in its battle with fedex. they're making inroads in on- line printing. customers can design large documents without having to visit a ups store for us. sales presentations can saved online and modified before being printed. documents can then be picked up or shipped elsewhere. fedex offers a similar service. have you ever arrived at work and wondered if you have locked the door tax there are now smart coats that lets you check your locked over the internet and locked or unlocked your door. there is the ability to alarm
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or disarm your security system. a business in south africa it decided to test its snail-like to net speed. a pigeon carried four gigabytes in just over two hours. the computer had completed 5% of that task. for more information, log onto the tech page at those are your tech bytes. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> does that mean that mac stores will be selling pigeons? >> may be so. 5:20 is your time. >> the redskins were hoping to steal a win on the road. we will tell you how this one slipped away. >> later on "oprah," we have heard all about this.
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the redskins' defense could not hold it. >> they begin the seasons with a loss. the first touchdown came on a fake field goal. they would not find the end zone again until the two-minute drill at the end of the game.
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the redskins lose 23-17. >> green bay and chicago played in the first sunday night football game. he made a big impression. it was a bad one. cutler threw four interceptions. >> in tennis, melanie oudin stole the tennis headlines. tim one of the u.s. open as an unseeded wild card. that is her daughter in the crowd. this is her second u.s. open crown. how cute is that? congratulations to her. roger federer is going after
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his sixth straight title later today. >> did you see that shot? >> i missed it. unbelievable. fun to watch. we'll have more on sirena williams. >> a lot of controversy. time for a look at business headlines. >> linda bell joins us live from new york. >> today is a big day because it is the de president obama takes his case to wall street. he will make a speech at the federal hall in new york city and is expected to urge the financia community to support his plan to prevent another market crisis. the president will talk about his plans for government involvement in the financial sector. this is the one-year anniversary of the collapse of lehman brothers. the file for bankruptcy a year
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ago tomorrow. it helped to trigger the global financial crisis. it looks like we're setting up for a much lower open. this noble winning economis said they failed to fix the underlying process and that the problems are worse now than in 2007. metals and mining stocks are under pressure. that is your business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i am linda bell. doug and alison, back to you. >> thank you. 5:26. the news continues. >> terror cots on say. the leader of al qaeda has a new message for the president. >> we owe as macbride's bouquets the year before. we're hoping she is found save. >> police found a body which
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. welcome back to "good morning washington." it is monday morning, september 14. thank you for joining us. i'm alison starling. >> and i'm doug mckelway. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. here is brian van de graaff. we were so happy to see the sun break out yesterday. >> got a little warm yesterday.
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today is a repeat. a beautiful jacket, alison. >> that is why i wore it. >> the sun will come up at 7:00. let's look outside. we're in the 60's. 63 in chantilly. 66 in college park. plenty of sunshine. 80's. enjoy. there are some changes as early as wednesday. >> we have a volume. 66 in manassas and pharaoh. 95 heading into woodbridge. lanes are open to the beltway on 270. we kind of lost that one. 270, headlights are southbound, still moving at speed from rockville to the beltway. now to top stories. >> thank you. now an update on our top
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story. >> president obama will talk about the economy in a speech in new york. he will ta about plans to wind down the government's role in the financial sector. he will use his speech to call on congress to overhaul the regulations governing the financial industry. this as the first anniversary of the collapse of lehman brothers. there bankruptcy lead to a near meltdown of the financial bankruptcy. the government spent massive amounts of money to prevent the system from foley collapsing. president obama says he is confident congress will pass a good health care bill. >> i have no interest in having a bill to get past that fails, that does not work.
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>> mr. obama told cbs he thinks the health care will control of the deficit. he criticized republicans who he said are trying to block health care reform for political gains. others made their voices heard this past weekend. >> this is not a political issue. it is a moral issue. >> if he accomplishes health care, it would be the end of america. >> thousands of people on saturday came to pennsylvania avenue to show their opposition to the health care plan and growing government spending. crowds were estimated in the hundreds gathered on capitol hill to show their support for the health care plan. osama bin laden has a new message. he said the commander in chief is "powerless to stop the wars
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in iraq and afghanistan." this came two days after september 11. skepticism is growing over the afghanistan policy. three senate democrats and one republican question boosting troop levels. the four of them apse said a major buildup should all come first. there is a major shift in policy in afghanistan. the inmates will be allowed to challenge their detentions. they're all being given an official to serve as their personal representative. they will have a chance to go before review boards to have their case considered. the search for a missing yale student is now over.
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>> police say this is now a homicide investigation and they're looking for a killer. police found the body of what would have been annie le's wedding night. " we are assuming it is her. >> it was found in a crawl space where the grad student work. her body and her identification of war in her office. police are not being specific about physical information. a new concern that a killer may still be on campus. >> the investigation will continue. it is an active investigation. we have every hope that it will be successfully resolved. >> le last seen five days before the wedding. her fiance has been helping investigators.
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>> on her wedding day, wedding guests waited on the steps of the house. they hoped for the best. >> this was annie's the uk. >> now they are likely faced with a funeral. >> a mayor in chicago is backing off from a statement about the death of the former chief fund-raiser for rod blagojevich. he said it was his understanding that christopher kelly told police he had taken an overdose. he now says he is not confirming or denying the report. he does say the investigation is being treated as a possible suicide. investigators are searching for suspects in two deadly shootings in the district. 16-year-old antonio ward was
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found shot to death late on saturday night. a few hours later, officers found jason liser of bowie on minnesota avenue. he had been shot. liser died at a nearby hospital. there is a legal battle between fairfax county and krispy kreme donuts. krispy kreme is facing a lawsuit from fairfax county th said don't products and destroyed the sioux ewer system. they are countersuing fairfax county. waste from the don't plant travels to a plant in prince william county. krispy kreme is also suing that county as well. recent track work that shut down three stations' inconvenienced a board member.
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he was traveling from ballston to van dorn. he was not happy about it. the fairfax county supervisor chid metro at a board meeting for failure to coordinate their shuttle buses. some taxicabs will not be running on a new type of fuel. they will run on propane. it would get most of their energy from propane. the money will be used to build several propane-filling stations. prices at the gas pump continue to hold steady. it rose one penny. the average price in the metro area is $2.52. most expect gas prices to stay where they are for the immediate future. 5:37. >> have you heard about this?
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kanye west crashes the party again. >> taylor, i am really happy for you. beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. >> we will tell you how the hip- hop star hijacked the microphone and now he says he is sorry. >> we are live in the weather center. we're tracking clear skies and warm temperatures. >> lisa baden will be back with another look at your morning commute.
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we are volunteer arlington. go to to volunteer today. >> good morning, washington. welcome back. 5:41. there is a nice refreshing breeze. we will be in for another mild afternoon. mid 80's today. a couple of degrees warmer than yesterday. front royal, 53. 61 in quantico. highs in the mid 80's this afternoon. what about the drive in to work? lisa baden will help us navigate
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the commute. >> southbound on 270 becoming quite heavy. all the lanes are open. nothing between hagerstown and baltimore. nothing through annapolis or pohick on route 50. a nice trip into northeast washington. route 4 looks ok to the suitland parkway. standard delays leaving waldorf. we are good on 210, 295. this is for virginia, 95 traffic, plenty of it. left side northbound. you'll slow at the prince william parkway to route 1. newschopper 7 will be joining us in just a little while. let's go to brian. alison? >> i think it is back to us. we all get confused. >> and she does that radio.
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>> double the confusion. >> 5:42. 63 degrees. >> is it the wave of the future? we will take you to a high-tech classroom where books are basically gone. >> we
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>> they are trying to stop plans to evict them from their offices. there was an eviction notice for this tennis center because the corpse status was revoked. the founders sai the organization has fixed the problems. >> it appears this search for a missing gil grad student has come to a tragic end. they found a body in the building where annie le was last seen. the body has not yet been identified. she was supposed to be married on sunday. schools are taking radical steps. >> they are doing away wi books altogether. books are getting harder and harder to find. an entire library can now fit in the palm of your hand. when school is going book lists. >> we thought we could go with
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e-books and e-resources. >> high-tech and sometimes mean low cost. one high school recently bought black students for its students partly with all the money they have saved by not using textbooks. >> very interesting. i would love to sit a study of schools that have textbooks and those that do not. the results are controversial. >> there are so many complaints about getting new textbooks and there's always a shortage. this seems to take care of that problem. >> how'd you highlight the important passages? >> you are so old school. >> questions. weather and traffic. >> it will be a nice day. remember when you get thebook and the person last year had
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already highlighted the importance stuff? that was always the best. it was always cool. mid 60's outside. 61 in lincoln. 59 in waldorf. brilliant sunshine, blue skies. nice-looking day. a cold front to our north will sink southward and bring some changes by midweek. 80's today. 50's and 60's tonight. some more cloud cover in the mix here and there. things start to change on wednesday and thursday. cooler temperatures and a few showers. we have extra clouds and a chance for a shower or two. we will have a couple of days of above average temperatures and then we will switch things around. it will not be a washout.
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but the chances are just there for a shower each and every day. enjoy today. >> expect to find unusual delays east down six to six merging onto the inner loop of the beltway. the did some work over the weekend. merging onto 495 north, the last -- the left and right or ramps merged together. it is a shorter acceleration. we're starting to say a back up there. maryland traffic, not much. plenty of volume but no accidents. 95, 270 are good. the beltway is moving nicely. headlights are outer loop of montgomery county. we'll have back to the news desk. >> thank you. kanye west did again. d.c. this? he could not keep his emotions inside.
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he crashed tebet with's acceptance speech. she is just one of the award for best video. west said beyonce deserved to win. he later apologized to swift on his block. there was a special tribute to michael jackson by his sister. what ever happened to good manners? >> i read that when beyonce won something later, she took that opportunity to tell taylor to come back up and finished her speech. she said i had a chanc to give a speech when i was 17, and you should, too. >> conde is like joe wilson. >> "you live. -- ckenya is like joe wilson. >> "you lied."
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>> serena williams was fined for her on sportsmanlike conduct. she went on a rant against a judge after a double fault. officials say she will be investigated for her threatening manner. >> the f-word came out a few times. >> she said that she used to have a bad temper. this is tamed, apparently. >> maybe she is getting better and better. >> 5:52 is your your
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a long legal fight could come to an end. >> cora masters barry faces an eviction deadline over a tennis center. kathy park is live with more on this. good morning. >> the future of the southeast tennis and learning center is on clear, a month after it received its eviction papers. the group is supposed to be out starting today. later on, we will find out if it is official. the organization was foued by cora barry. she used private and public dollars to transfer -- to change this into the tennis center.
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people are learning how to read and to play tennis. >> it is the reason i get up in this morning, to do things for these kids. this was just a place with needles. >> the city owns the center. officials say that the group has not been keeping up with the par work, therefore losing its corporate status. every attempt has been made to save the center. officials have come out and spoken in favor of keeping the center. some civil rights icons have also spoken out and try to meet with mayor fenty on this issue. mayor fenty is on clear whether barry should continue operating the center, given the legal issues. kathy park, abc 7 news. >> thank you. this is a lot more still to come in our second hour.
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>> take a tour of dan brown's d.c. the thriller has been surprising story. is any of it true? >> on the anniversary of the collapse of lehman brothers, the president is expected to talk about the country's financial system. i will have a preview of that speech. >> lisa baden will be back with another look at your morning commute. traffic and
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coming up, reforms and regulation. president obama has a new warning for wall street. >> al qaeda leader osama bin laden has a new message for the white house. >> hope it turns to heartbreak and what should the been her wedding day. the search for a missing graduate student is called off. "good morning washington" continues right now. captioned by the national captioning institute >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. morning, washington. 6:00 on this monday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you for joining us. time now for your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff and see if we can produce more


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