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the violent confrontation. >> it is the murderer's row of olympics selling. >> the first family takes on new role of windy city cheerleaders. >> looking back one year later. how far have we come? "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 morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> alison and lisa baden are back on the job. it is chilly out there. >> there is a little bit of a christmas start. more -- more of a crisp star to.
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we have numbers there range from the 50's in bethesda, 53 in gaithersburg. we will continue to seek a gusty wind today. lots of sunshine this morning. wwill see partly to mostly cloudy skies this afternoon. it should remain dry. temperatures are much cooler. adam is back in the storm chaser in san. >> very nice right now around the beltway. -- adam is back in 10. >> good right now in and out of the district. so tickled you're with us this morning. it will take a look into the cameras. 270 traffic looks good at father hurley boulevard. nothing complicated in virginia on the dulles greenway, the dulles toll road, 95, and 66.
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we will keep an eye for traffic in the district. we do have top stories. >> thank you. the white house is calling for tougher sanctions after the latest missile test by iran. if they do not comply to come clean about the program, the u.s. will ask for penalties. on thursday, iran is scheduled to meet with six world powers to stop their weapons program. north korea is warning they will increase their nuclear arsenal. north korea would react to dialogue with the u.s.. the white house is considering direct talks. the man accused in a plot to blow up trains in new york is in court today. najibullah zazi is expected to be arraigned in brooklyn on
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terror charges. investigators have identified at least three other people that helped zazi buy beauty products. he claims he is innocent. a frederick family is mourning the loss of a marine. the remains of lance cpl. jordan chrobot arrived at dover air force base on sunday night. he was shot and killed on the front lines on saturday. chrobot spent nine months in afghanistan last year. his family is trying to cope with this loss. >> he called me the day he deployed to tell me not to worry and that he would be home soon. we were not thinking he meant this soon. >> i always loved him and i wanted him to be alive forever. chrobot
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leaves behind a wife, his parents, and three siblings. he will be buried this weekend. a man remains hospitalized after being shot by a police officer. a homeowner saw a strange car in his driveway. police say the man tried to drive away but got stuck in the wet grass. the suspects, ingham defreitas, was taken to the hospital in critical condition. lawmakers are taking on the swine flu today. they will talk about this saved distribution of the h1n1 vaccine, which is expected to be available by the midd of next month. more than 70 midshipmen at the naval academy are now recovering after they were quarantined with possie conditions of the swine
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flu. they have been treated and released. the naval academy has seen a surge in number osuspected cases of the swine flu. we have 59 degrees. >> still to come, learning a lesson from a major medical mistake. >> no matter how many times you do this, you and cannot be complacent. one small mistake is all it takes. >> a local expert weighs in on a story that is making headlines across the nation. >> it feels like fall on this early tuesday morning. it is 57 degrees in cleveland park. >> lisa baden will be back with another look at your morning commute.
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it was one year ago today the wall street came crashing down. >> since then, the economy has taken some steps to recovery. matt brock have some mixed results. >> mixed results is a good way to describe it. wall street has had some good
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days, and some really good days, like yesterday. but there is still the pervasive problem of unemployment. as democrats and republicans blamed each other for making things worse, recession became all too real one year ago today. the dow's nosedive was the biggest in its history. stocks crashed 20% in the following two weeks. the government's try to stabilize the markets. >> we laid the groundwork today for long-term prosperity. >> at the summit, president obama and other leaders expressed optimism that the worst is behind us. this year, stocks have rebounded. goldman sacks has paid back some of the money.
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>> the moves of the treasury and the fed over time did play a significant role in stabilizing the financial system. >> job losses continued. in august, 16,000 people lost their jobs. economists expect the unemployment rate to its 10% and say things will not get better until companies start hiring again. most analysts will cite the washington area has fare much better than other regions around the area. poverty is still pervasive. a new census report says the poverty rate in the district is still standing at 17%. compare that to 8% in maryland and 10% in virginia. >> not terribly discouraging statistics. thk you. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes.
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>> we begin with adam caskey. he is live in cleveland park. he said it feels like fall out there. >> it does. it is crisp out here. right now, we're checking in at 57 degrees. a comfortable start to the day. you might want to grab a long sleeve is taking the dog out for a walk. 58 in martinsburg. 54 in stafford. we have an increase in the cloud cover. 68 is the high temperature with gusty winds. >> everything looks great as far as traffic around the beltway as interstate travel is clear as a bell. i have nothing to report for anyone right now. no problems along the beltway and inside the beltway. someone was asking me about
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southeast washington. it is clear on wjla.co295. we go to virginia. traffic on the left side is heading northbound at the springfield. now back to the news desk. >> thank you. thousands are expected at fedex field to say u2 in concert. metro will keep the morgan boulevard station open until 1:00 a.m. to accommodate all of the concert goers. they plan to run additional trains. morgan will be the only station to stay open late. 5:12, 60 degrees. >> the iphone reaches a major sales milestone, 2 billion and counting. >> first, bringing the olympics to chicago. we will have the latest. my namis louise and this is my eggo.
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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 is going for the gold. the president and the first lady will have to copenhagen for lobbying for chicago to host the olympic game he will be the first sitting u.s. president to do so. chicago is up against rio de janeiro, madrid, and tokyo. >> roman polanski will fight u.s. attempts to extradite him. authorities want them sent from switzerland to california to
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face a charge of having sex with a 13-year-old girl. he was arrested on saturday. >> the death toll from massive flooding in the philippines continues to rise. 214 people are considered dead. there was more than a month's worth of rain in just over 12 hours this weekend. they are fearing it will run out of resources. fertility clinics are taking more precautions. >> some families are stunned after learning that embryos at a clinic in new orleans may have been mislabeled. in ohio, copeland gave birth to another woman's child after doctors implanted to wrong embryo. >> we're going to have to turn away from carl lost and focus on the gift that we're given -- and
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turned aw from our costs and focus on the gift we're giving to another family. >> one specialist said that incidents like these are extremely rare. 5:17. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's begin with lisa baden. >it is a good morning. nothing to report out of the norm around the highway. route 4, route 5, 228 are clear into the district. good on the topside on 29. good on georgia avenue. good on connecticut avenue and into northwest. everything is running smoothly. will see a live picture of 270, also good. >> + take a look at the temperatures. we do have a cool start your morning. 50 in chantilly, one of four
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cool spots. we're seeing a 52 in loudoun county. waldorf, a 50. brandywine, 49. i want to show you the storm scan. our front came through yesterday. we saw a couple of showers. the low is spiing over the great lakes. it will usher in some gusty winds out of the west today. it will make for a blustery day. temperatures only in the upper 60's. the winds will make it feel cooler. let's look at the graphics. here is the deal. upper 60's, windy, and cool. we're talking about a day that will start with sunshine each and every morning but will finish with clouds. breezy tomorrow. sunshine on thursday. temperatures warming ill little
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for the weekend. alison and doug? >> thank you. 2 billion and counting. apple is celebrating the success of the iphone app store. >> vinita nair has that story and more in the tech bytes. >> another major milestone for apple. they have announced more than 2 million apps have been ordered. more than 85,000 apps are now available from apple's online store. parents worry aut kids listen to their mp3 players to allow now want to buy them from the european union. they're coming up with tougher standards to limit hearing loss. regulators are expected to finalize the new standards over the next year.
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nintendo has come up with some inventive mind games. the latest is a game called scribblenauts. dan has been playing it. >> it takes a familiar game concept where you're running and jumping through these levels and it as a unique element, which is being able to create your own tools. it almost has a bid avenue choose your own adventure. it is up to you to figure out the scenario. this is one of the most cleverest ideas we have seen in years. >> the game sells for about $30. kendall is getting some failing grades. it is being tested at seven campuses nationwide. many students at princeton are not impressed. some of the complaints include it is slow and difficult to take
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notes. some students have come up with % improvements, including the need for page numbers. for more information, log onto the tech page at those are your tech bytes. i am vinita nair. 5:21 is a time.
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good morning. let me say it is too early to panic.
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the fire zone calls are premature. it is only a week three. -- the fire zorn calls are premature. rumors are rampant that the redskins are talking with jim shanahan. jim zorn has to find a way to fix the mistakes the redskins made with detroit. he has to execute his game plan. >> i do not need to guilt and a bunch of men to say, come on, let's go. i do not need to try to play a psychological game. >> you saw albert haynes' fourth get hurt on sunday. he left the stadium on a car. paine's fourth had an mri done. jim zorn said he should be able to play on sunday. the nationals park beat the mets last night to-one. there is your look at sports. >> thank you.
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michelle steele looks at how things are shaping up this morning. >> good morning. we have come a long way since last year. a lot of talk today about what happened a year go. we have the biggest one-day point drop on the dow ever. the house voted down the multi- billion dollar emergency rescue passage -- package. things are looking a lot stable on wall street. stock futures are pointing to a slightly lower open. stocks in europe are basically tracking those futures lower. in asia, we had a higher close. investors will be getting some fresh data on some crucial parts of the economy. economists say home prices probably continue to decline but it is slower pace.
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we will also be getting the september confidence board paul. they think a drop in consumer confidence. it looks like consumers will have more tricks then treats upper sleeves for halloween. it expec total halloween spending to decline 18% this year. fewer people plan to hand out candy or decorate their homes or yard. and that is your business news. i am michelle still reporting for abc 7 news. not a lot of halloween decorations in new york. maybe people are spooked enough already. >> i hope not. kids would be disappointed. we shall see. i like the new look. >> i did not like these glasses. but anyway, thank you. >> well, you know.
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>> thank you, michele. >> have a good day. 5:27. the news continues. >> the secret service is investigating aocial networking site after an online paul threatens the president. >> slowing things down. what works best for you? i am courtney robinson. montgomery county leaders want to hear from you when it comes to speed enforcement. >> cooler temperatures are moving in. [ thunder rumbles ] what is the sign of a good decision?
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. 5:30 on this tuesday. welcome back. >> it is great weather out there. refreshing. great sleeping weather. >> if you're out early walking your dog or going for a job, it makes a difference. the wind will pick up later today. temperatures, upper 40's in falls church. 54 in woodbridge. your forecast, mainly in the 50's. as the morning wears on, clouds will build in. it will be a cool afternoon, very much like fall. >> everything is in our favor of this morning. cool in many ways. good on 95 and 66.
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normal travel times on the dulles greenway and the dulles toll road. even 270 is pretty decent. no surprises on 70, 15, 340, good in and out of baltimore. now to top stories. >> thank you. speed cameras rank high on the list of roadside pet peeves. >> local leaders are asking for feedback. courtney robinson has more. good morning. >> montgomery county has been a number of programs, not just speed cameras, and to improve safety on the road. these guys right here are the most controversial. tonight, you cannot win as county leaders take a look at which programs are most effective. >> here comes a day during go. >> radar, speed bumps, speed
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cameras. >> 50 miles an hour. >> is part of an effort to slow motorists. this is revving up rage f some motorists. >> i would be happy if they stops increasing these cameras everywhere. >> they are across the camera and set to go into school and works sones. vandals have hit the cameras at least 27 times, including sprite paving -- including spray painting two of them. >like it or not, the cameras catch speeders. some drivers disagree. they say the cameras are around to slow people down and for the county to make money. >> i do not like getting caught
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byhem, which i have. i understand that people are looking for money every place they can. >> you can weigh in on which programs are most effective. we will see speed cameras taking center stage in all this. it is tonight at 7:00 p.m. in rockville. courtney robinson, abc 7 news. >> thank you. from speed cameras to speed bumps. speed bumps in d.c. have many residents man. they have been beeping their horns in protest every time they drive over a speed bump. the number of spd humps has grown to more than 800. they are needed to increase pedestrian safety. the verdict is guilty to 18 who has confessed to killing a woman and her son. xavier pinckney was convicted of
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murder. jean smith and her son james were shot and killed last december. pinckney's sentencing is set for february. he will receive two life sentences. four family members will be buried on saturday. charles dalton shot his wife and their ildren. this was last week. he then shot himself. financial difficulties may have been part of the motive. authorities are investigating a pit bull account. around 6:30 and sunday night, a toddler wanders out of a house and into the backyard. her mother started looking for. she found the girl coved with bite marks. the dog was chained up in the
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backyard. it appears the child got too close. more than 100 students walked out of their spouses in protest. there was a demonstration in nebraska yesterday. school officials cannot condone missing class, but they hope this lease to a discussion. up to 600 teachers could lose their jobs because of budget constraints. >> how are we going to get our education. >> i think it is crazy. i love my teachers. >> the school system over hired teachers in case of over enrollment. they cannot keep them all. the man at the top of the republican ticket want to increase the amount of money the state cannot stashed its rainy day fund. bob mcdonnell is proposing to
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allow the size of the fund to increase to 50 % of the annual income. creigh deeds will be at the clarendon metro station after 8:30 this morning and will reveal a major campaign endorsement. a poster depicting president obama as the joker has some people out raids. >> it is idiotic. >> the poster is on display outside of a club in richmond. the owner said he wanted to show his displeasure for mr. obama's policies. the group says the poster is racist. the secret service is investigating an online survey about whether president obama should be assassinated. it was posted on facebook. the survey was quickly removed.
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gated by facebook but by an independent person using and add-on application. 5:37. >> should fairfax franchise its parks and sports fields? >> it is new. it is outside the box. >> the new plan to raise money. >> it is a comfortably cool start to our day. it feels a lot like fall. we have 57 degrees. >> lisa baden will be back with another look at your morning commute.
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hello. i am at the spring hill recreation center in mclean -- in mclean. learn to swim and we offer water exercise. we are the home of olympic swimmer takes ziggler. good morning, washington. -- qkate ziggler. >> i am adam caskey. we are below average for afternoon highs.
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we are a bit cooler. upper 40's out there. 46 currently in haymarket. manassas is that 48. potomac, 46. quantico, 55. a comfortably cool start to our day. we do anticipate some gusty winds out there this morning. in terms of temperature, upper 60's later today. a carbon copy tomorrow. a few degrees cooler tomorrow morning. let's go back to lisa. >> if it is trash day in your neighborhood, make sure things are nice and site for commuters coming out of the neighborhood. we're good as far as interstate tral. this is 270 into montgomery county. no problems to report on either side of 270 here at 109.
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the right side is northbound. alison and doug. >> thank you. 59 degrees outside. >> still ahead, tom delay and the rest of the celebrity dancers. we will look back at the moves from last night's competition. >> the dow's dubious anniversary. >> the dow's dubious anniversary. we
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seven larger points. things have improved. they will not better until companies start hiring again. >> new sanctions against iran could be in the works if they do not comply with international demands to come clean about their nuclear program. >> president obama will discuss strategy for the war in afghanistan with his national security team today. the top commander in afghanistan is calling for more troops. the president said he wants to get the strategy correct. fairfax county officials are exploring a new way to reduce a big budget shortfall. >> they are considering selling the naming rights for local sports fields. last year, a town in oregon sold the name of a park for 60,000
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hours. >> it is new. it is something we should be doing. >> it is natural beauty. there should be no advertising. >> county officials say they are willing to compromise and say it is better than an earlier proposal to charge residents from using the most popular parks. looking for any way to find some money. >> creative. 5:47 is your time. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> and democrat -- adam caskey is live in cleveld park. >> right now it is 57 degrees. it is a comfortably cool morning. you may want a light coat. there are a few cooler spots. i want to take you to our screen here. it will be another gusty day today. a little windy your thing
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yesterday. parts of west virginia, there could be a wind gusts up to 40 miles an hour. locally, probably around 30 miles an hour. expect a breezy, gusty day today. high temperatures in the upper 60's. upper 60's again tomorrow. to look at some of the cooler temperatures with brian van de graaff. one of those mornings where you want to break out the old hoodie that you haven't worn in a couple of months. >> dust it off. let's talk about what is going on. we do have 50's going on. there are some cooler spots. huntingtown, 46. 46 in mclean. 47 in upper marlboro.
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leesburg, 48. it will be a blustery afternoon. upper 60's for later this afternoon. the winds will make it feel even cooler. clouds will build. we will call it breezy. thursday, watts of sunshine. showers this weekend. >> there is iraq on 95 near dumfries. the left -- there is a crashed on 95 near dumfries. it is before you get into to 34. maryland into baltimore looks good. police are hearing about a vehicle there rolled over several times near 695. we will check out some cameras. the beltway travel here looks great over at university boulevard and traffic in
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springfield, left side the headlights are good through springfield to the pentagon. >> thank you. the dancers and stars hit the stage last night hoping for one more week in the competition. >> aaron carter is predicting victory. he also admits that the moves are taking a toll on his knees. tom delay it looked a little tender last night. he hurt his foot before the season started. there is a guest judge. the results show airs tonight. >> i cannot dig used to seeing tom delay in that role. >i know. -- i cannot get used to seeing tom delay in that role.
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here are a few stories watching now. direor michael moore is bringing his new documentary to town. >> lawmakers on capitol hill will meet with d.c. school leaders to talk education. it is the second part of a meeting that started two weeks ago. >> mayor fenty will talk about changes to the circular bus
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routes. they're not expected to cut routes along wisconsin avenue. some of the most famous faces are traveling to copenhagen. >> among those missing -- among those making a personal appeal are oprah, michelle obama, and the president himself. john hendren has more. >> in chicago is not home to the olympic games in 2016, it would be hard to blame president obama. the president will fly to copenhagen on thursday and joining the first lady, both chicago natives. >> i think it will be personal but speaking about how important this is to our country. >> he will be the first sitting president to personal lobbying the international olympic committee. >> isn't this the most fabulous city in the world?
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>> oprah winfrey will be there. >> if you have the president, michelle obama, an oprah winfrey, it is the murderer's row of olympics selling. >> they hope this will bring home the gold. >> it is biased we have this shining star of joining us. at the end of the day, a chicago still has to win on the merits of the bids. >> the heads of states of the other three finalists will all be there as well. " the real embarrassment would be for him not to go to copenhagen and for the games to be awarded to another nation. >> at friday's vote, there is no award for second place. president obama might have been swayed by precedent, when london be dealt paris, to british prime minister showed up for the final pitch. the french president stayed
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home. john hendren, abc news. >> a lot of people from chicago to not wanthe olympics there. >> something like half of them do not want it there. interesting. there is a lot more still to come. >> new details in a case that has caught the nation's attention and -- a high school boy it was beaten to death and it was caught on camera. >> a year in after the stock market plunge, where do we stand? we will take a look. >> lisa baden will be back with another look at your morning commute.
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coming up today, it's your turn to weigh in. local leaders one feedback from drivers fed up with speed cameras. >> if u.s. president obama, michelle obama, an oprah winfrey, it is the murderer's row of olympics selling. >> the first family takes on a new role. >> looking back one year later. how far have we come since the dow's darkest day? captioned by the national captioning institute
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning shington," on your side. > good morning, washington. 6:00. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> things are looking pretty good on the road. let's check in first with brian. >> you probably want an extra layer on. it is school across the area. let's look at some of the numbers. the wind will pick up. it will make our cool numbers feel even cooler. 57in martinsburg. huntingtown, 46. a crisp start to the day. very windy. we cannot rule out an afternoon shower. a bid on the cooler side. let's che o


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