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a big announcement in the race for the white house. good morning washington at 5:00 a.m." begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> it's 5:00, thursday, october 6. thanks for waking up with us. i am cynne simpson. >> i am natasha barrett. >> comfortable start to the day on this thursday morning, low 50's's and dropping. 52 in arlington 56 in strasbourg virginia, 49 in berkeley springs, along with frostburg. fairly uniform temperatures. 44 ijamsville. upper 60's this afternoon another gorgeous day. open the windows. total sunshine, light and
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variable wind, not much of the trees. tomorrow, nothing but sunshine high temperatures in the low 70's, a, average. what about the commute? >> average time of the drive means that we have normal delays forming on 95 in dale city. if 66 out of marshall to get to manassas. 270 into montgomery county. no worries on the beltway or 95. let's go to go door still lingering on the inner loop near connecticut avenue. 395 northbound leaving the beltway past edsall road, beautiful as the pentagon. we begin this morning with the devastating losses in the technology world. >> steve jobs, the leader of apple has died at the age of 56. a giant in business technology, and entertainment, he has battled pancreatic cancer around eight years.
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brianne carter joins us this morning with more on the legacy that he leaves behind. good morning. >> good morning. creative genius, and innovative, those are words being used to describe steve jobs. he is best known for devices that recreated like this, the iphone. it is no surprise that many people found out about his debts through these devices. -- his debt. >> one of the great visionary leaders in america and maybe the world. >> the 56-year-old who battled significant health issues stepped down as ceo of apple the company that he co-founded decades ago. >> recall of the ipad. -- we call it the ipad. >> he was truly an innovator. >> floors and candles outside
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the apple store. inside, technical achievements. in georgetown customers were singing the praises of the man who was a heart and soul of alcohol. -- of apple. >> he changed the music industry and the way we interact wisps technology -- with technology. >> there are flowers candles and some people wrote on walls outside the store. on the apple website they have a note that says apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, the world has lost an amazing you mean being. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> we have more details about steve jobs' medical history. a reform of pancreatic cancer in 2004, underwent surgery,, then was cured. they believe the cancer returned and spread to deliver. that's why he had a liver
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transplant in 2009. we have much more on his life, legacy medical battle, on our website, wjla.com. >> a jury today could seal the fate of a fairfax grandmother and charged with murder. carmela dela rosa is accused of killing her two year-old granddaughter. jury deliberations will resume in a few hours. jummy olabanji has been following this story all week long. she has the latest. >> good morning. this morning the jury will continue to try to figure out whether or not to convict carmela dela rosa of first- degree murder, second-degree murder or not guilty. reason of insanity. yesterday was when the jury began deliberating. that was yesterday afternoon after hearing hours of closing arguments from the prosecution and defense. the prosecution knows the final witness took the stand yesterday, the doctor who testified he believes delaware
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-- carmela dela rosa suffers from a borderline personality disorder but that she knew right from wrong. her defense team has been trying to argue all week in favor of their insanity case. we should find out later on today whether or not their case is the one the jury believed. carmela dela rosa does face life in prison if she's convicted of first-degree murder. if abc 7 will be inside the courtroom today and we will bring viewers any updates on the case as soon as. reporting from fairfax county, abc 7 news. >> thank you so much. pocket by wall street protesters plan to rally at noon at ec's freedom plaza. -- occupy whole street. that same group protested last night in downtown washington. protests began in new york city
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and expert across the nation. demonstrators are angry about corporate greed. more coming up in a live report in a few minutes. sarah palin makes it official. she's not running for president. the former alaska governor released a statement last night saying she made the decision after "much prayer and serious consideration." this comes after, a speculation about whether the tea party favorite would enter the race. president obama is set to embark on another bus tour with an official dobbs plan. the president will make a three- day trip through a virginia and north carolina between october 17 and 19. the trip will be similar to the other three-day tours through minnesota, iowa, and illinois that the president did in august. expected that the washington monument are complete. they found cracks and removed some loose pieces of stone.
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they still say the monument remains structurally sound. there's no time line for when repairs will begin or how long that process might take. 54 degrees outside. >> still ahead how you could own a piece of d.c. history. >> i think it's ridiculous. >> the owner of one of the world's largest yachts is in d.c. and, controversy surrounding the purchase. >> first another check on [ snoring ] [hthunder crashes ] [ snoring ] [ thunder crashes ]
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5:10 on this thursday morning. >> what's going on? >> not much. pretty quiet weather for the next several days. it is a weather pattern where we will have day-to-day sunshine and maybe a couple clouds. we deserve this. really need this after, all of the damp weather. 47 degrees in hagerstown, 58 in lexington park currently. upper 60 posted to near 70 later
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on today -- upper 60's to near 70. then a few degrees warmer. strong high pressure building in from canada through the weekend, warning us of a little near 80 degrees by sunday monday and even tuesday. extensive brain is not until wednesday. commutes' is perfect. 70, 95, no problems to report around the beltway. overnight construction taken care of. green light between richmond and baltimore. 66 270, dulles greenway, dulles toll road, and on the trip to the airport all clear. back to you. >> thank you. give a 54 degrees out there. >> coming up, apple will not be the same without steve jobs, but will it be as good? clacks as many as 200 people are expected to flood freedom plaza later today.
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the message they are bringing, coming up. >> first, the new disturbing phone recordings of michael jackson. man: my electric bill was breaking the bank. so to save some money, i trained this team of guinea pigs to row this tiny boat. guinea pig: row...row. they generate electricity, which lets me surf the web all day. guinea pig: row...row. took me 6 months to train each one, 8 months to get the guinea pig: row...row. little chubby one to yell row! guinea pig: row...row. that's kind of strange. guinea pig: row...row. such a simple word... row. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. the best approach to foodod is to keep it whole for better n nutrition. that's s what they do with great grains cereal. they steam and bake the actual whole grain while the other guy's flake is more processed. mmm. great grains. the whole whole grain cereal
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the checking our top stories -- >> [unintelligible] >> prosecutors played a recorded conversation between dr. conrad murray and michael jackson shortly before the singer died in 2009. jackson spoke about a lack of love from his family and his upcoming final tour. if dr. murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter and in tax and debt. bank of america customers are fighting plans to be charged $5 a month to use your debit card. one customer plans to deliver a petition with more than 1000 signatures to a downtown d.c. bank branch today. the bank says that the fee is needed to help it stay profitable.
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wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords will attend a retirement ceremony for her husband in washington today. mark kelly, a retired restaurant, spent more than two decades in the navy. >> there's a new book coming out soon from them. the protests continue against wall street. demonstrators plan to gather in d.c. later today. autria godfrey is at freedom plaza in northwest with more on what is in the works. >> good morning. this area at freedom plaza is the latest spot for the protests we have seen all across the country, people protesting agreed and economic equality. they are expected to stop here at noon today and what people to start gathering at 7:30 or eight crops -- or 8:00 this morning. from manhattan to mcpherson
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square, the octopi wall street protesters are now occupying the district. -- occupy wall street. >> people are coming out of the woodwork. >> the planned march today to protest corporate greed. d.c.'s demonstration will focus specifically on corporate money in politics. >> that's why i am here. clearly there's enough money in the economy, but it seems to be going only to 1%. >> mainly the middle class is what many are marching for, demanding help for they say needed most. >> america is fed up with just being forced into poverty. >> anywhere from 70 people up to 200 people are expected to make it to the march, garnering more attention with every step they take. >> i know we will not change the system overnight's fall but for this spreading to other cities, is already a success. >> they are planning a march to
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the chamber of commerce's this afternoon. overnight protests we have seen in new york turned violent. police had to use pepper spray to get the block under control. so far nothing like that has been seen in d.c. back to you. >> thank you. here's your chance to own a piece of d.c. history despite. cause from the hawk and dove bar are being sold at an online auction. the capitol hill and mark closed last weekend after more than 40 years in business. everything from to signs and posters will be auctioned off today and tomorrow. >> the redskins owner is generating a lot of talk around town. his new yacht is estimated to be worth $70 million. take a look added. she is believed to be among the 100 largest in the world. it includes a five-story spiral staircase, a library, a
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gymnasium, six state rooms. he is not confirming the price tag, but you can see more pictures of it on a special photo gallery on our website wjla.com. >> that's a happy lady. cracks apparently. >> you have to wonder how much it takes to fill up at gas tank. >> i don't wanna know. moving on -- >> wi-fi users are not as secure as they think. tanya rivero gives us the inside scoop. >> what is next for apple after steve jobs? opinions are mixed. some analysts say that he left apple in good hands and the company is very strong right now. others like this university professor say that apple will struggle without him. >> it is a tough to keep inventing things and coming up with great new things.
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steve jobs was the main reason apple was able to do it. >> the question is whether apple will be able to follow his vision while also adapting to changing marketplace. most wi-fi usersshould be doing to protect their security, but not all of them actually do it. top mistakes are weak passwords and not turning off automatic --. google eric posneearth application has been downloaded more than 1 million times. i am tanya rivero. shaping up to be another beautiful day where i can open my windows like yesterday. >> we call it fabulous. you call it boring. >> it is boring. i am enjoying it. we really need this. august and september ended over 5 inches above average in terms of precipitation.
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the first four days this month we had rain fall. sunshine yesterday and today. i could get used to this weather for the next week. 55 now when the district, 48 in gaithersburg. 47 at andrews air force base. 54 in leesburg. we have a couple clouds out there early this morning. that's all. just a few clouds to speak of. that is all we will have to talk about for the next several days. comfortable temperatures and a few ships in the weather pattern by the end of the wheatweekend. clthere is snow fall in parts of the u.s. we are still in the omega blocking patterns. we are on the nice side of that. sunshine and comfortable temperatures, near record warm temperatures in parts of the midwest's with a big rig
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stretching into canada. the upper 60's today. total sunshine. low 70's tomorrow, sunny skies. sunny weather all the way through the weekend, 80 degrees by sunday. mass-transit trains on time. no accidents on the beltway or the interstate. quiet into the district. northeast, 16th street, massachusetts avenue nothing there and nothing from park police. 270 uneventful, headlights are southbound in the clarksburg. next we take you across the american legion bridge. traffic getting away from a store tysons. we are good near the pentagon on 395. back to you. >> thank you. 5:21 5 degrees3. >> a close play. stole the spotlight at last night's phillies/cardinal's game. >> you will meet women who survived her six situations and
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are standing up and taking their lives back. this woman's ex-husband starter in the face. now he is out of jail and she is afraid. >> it gives me chills down my spine. he is angry. >> how to recognize the problem and get away and rebuild your life. >> it's not going to get any better. >> that today on the next "anderson."
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robert gibbsrts hits one hight. >> when the series shifted to the desert, the picture went into a meltdown, giving up 18 runs over two games. the series moves back to wisconsin for a decisive game 5 on friday. the brew crew had their best home record in baseball this season. >> now tim brant has the other matchups in the nationally. >> let's start with baseball. cardinals facing postseason elimination last night playing the philadelphia phillies. the cardinals came out ready to play. let's go to st. louis, where things got squirrely early. this guy threw a pitch and a squirrel started across home
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plate and into the stands. maybe it was an open, but across home plate. i think i will go get a hot dog. here's the story of the game. the matter had this almond in the bottom of the sixth inning. the cardinals beat the phillies 5-2. game 5 is tomorrow. tiger woods has its first endorsement deals since the downfall two years ago. an ambassador for blacks. meanwhile, he went through his final practice session yesterday and these off this morning. we will have the highlights of the first round tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. have a great day everybody. 55 degrees outside. >> the news continues in at 5:30. >> still ahead in the next half- hour -- >> it was an instinct i heard somebody yell for help and i responded. >> what helped this woman tricked an attacker.
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>> it could be decision day for local grandmother on trial for killing her granddaughter. i'm outside fairfax county court with a preview of the case, coming up. >> adam caskey in the weather center. it's a boring weather pattern but we could use it. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] when you're a true fan... [ exhales ] ...there are no sick days. [ crowd cheering, screaming ] vicks dayquil. defeats 5 cold & flu symptoms.
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october 6. thanks for waking up with us, i am cynne simpson. >> i am natasha barrett. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey as the forecast. >> i am not complaining about boring in this situation. we have had enough rain and enough dampness and gray skies in our weather. nothing but a sunshine for about a week. temperatures right now, 51 in northwest d.c., and 57 in mclean 49 in clarksburg, 47 in frostburg. nothing but sunshine. wall-to-wall sunshine today, 69 for the high temperature. a few degrees warmer tomorrow, the skies. sunny skies all the way through the weekend, but near 80 degrees by sunday. we have a warming trend in the future. nothing but good news in traffic. overnight construction is gone, no accidents on the interstates. metro rail on normal service.
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traffic moving nicely in college park. green lights along the greenway, the toll road, 66, 270. back to you. >> thank you. today apple is going to reinvent the phone. >> that announcement changed the lives of millions all across the world. we continue with a loss of steve jobs. >> he died of pancreatic cancer last night. people are reminded of how is amazing provision for technology has changed our lives forever. brianne carter joins us with the legacy of steve jobs. good morning. >> good morning. everywhere you look you can see the impact steve jobs and on technology. just walking down the street you can see the ipod, the iphone, the ipad. outside the georgetown store you can see all the love people had for that creator. flowers, candles, and notes this
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morning out here. he really has changed the way people communicate with one another. six weeks ago the 56-year-old stepped down as ceo of the company that he co-founded decades ago. in his final years he was an inspiration and a continued innovator. he transformed new devices into near necessities. while his mark will not be missed, many people say that it will be forgotten. perhaps the latest unveiling that we just saw from apple about the iphone 4s, perhaps maps-- that s will stand for steve. two women were attacked as they walked along a busy road in suitland on september 27 and october 4. this was all on silver hill road near the suitland metro station. if a man with a gun forced the
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women behind a building. the man sexually assaulted one woman. the other managed to get away. police are trying to figure out if the attacks are related. d.c. police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a woman hit by a car. it happened last night on wisconsin avenue in northwest d.c. a source tells us that it appears the woman was hit by an unmarked police vehicle. at this point d.c. police and fire are not commenting on the accident. the woman was taken to a local hospital. the question today is was it a deadly decision? a jury could decide whether to convict a fairfax grandmother of murder. carmela dela rosa is accused of throwing her granddaughter from pedestrian bridge. jummy olabanji joins us outside the gfairfax county courthouse with the latest on the store. >> 50-year-old carmela dela rosa
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is not far from where we are sitting in a jail cell. later on this morning the jury will gather in the courtroom behind us to decide whether or not to charge her with murder or say she's not guilty due to reason of insanity. the jury has been listening to testimony for about two weeks now. yesterday they heard from the prosecution's final witness, a doctor who testified that he believes carmela dela rosa supper's from a borderline personality disorder, but he said that he does not believe she is insane and does not believe she was insane last november when she talked her granddaughter over the walkway and at tyson's corner. her defense team has been trying to prove to the jury all week that their client is insane. the prosecution said that she was motivated to kill her granddaughter because she was angry at her daughter and son- in-law. this case will be back in court this morning, during expected to deliver it several hours.
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as soon as we hear any update from the jury, anything they decide, if we will bring up all that information to our viewers on mine and on-air -- on line and on air. a 25-year-old woman trapped an alleged purse snatcher. carolyn was walking in an alley in downtown hagerstown last friday a wednesday realized that a woman was following her. >> she came up behind me and put her finger in my back and that she had a gun and wanted my purse. i started screaming. >> ashley saunders was driving by and presented the suspect into getting into her car by offering to be her get away. once the woman was in the backseat, she locked the doors with the child safety feature and call police. officers arrested the suspect. good work. quick thinking. >> that is very brave. it's 53 degrees.
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>> still ahead -- protests against wall street. d.c. joining the masses. and how far this is spreading across the nation. >> if you are not careful, you will be expected to pay up. >>
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time to check things outside. let's go to adam caskey to see what's going on. >> don't get used to this weather. similar conditions day after day. the only thing that will change is temperatures will rise a little every day and all the way up until about sunday when we reached 80 degrees for the afternoon high. right now, 47 in hagerstown, 50 in cumberland, 52 in culpeper 58 in annapolis and lexington park. temperatures will drop a few more degrees as we go through the morning until sunrise, which is a little after 7:00. total sunshine today, a few scattered morning clouds. 69 for the high temperature locally. we will be near 70 for the most part. a little warmer southwest of the metro. mid to upper 40's tonight, low 50's's within the beltway. no big changes tonight compared
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to what we have right now. if nothing but sunshine all the way through the weekend , the weekend80 by sunday and monday, columbus day. b-w parkway northbound, accident. park police scrambling and arriving at the scene. northbound before 198, vehicle off the road into the woods on the left. northbound, the crash near 198. southbound is open and quiet. southbound 270 moving nicely at 28. in virginia, normal volume, 66, 95, 395, everything is open. back to you. >> thank you. 5:40 53 degrees. >> coming up, dozens of new jobs coming to d.c. thanks to a popular discount clothing store.
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>> autria godfrey at freedom plaza where protesters are expected to arrive later today. the message they are bringing to the district, coming up. >> let's move, the
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i am the executive chef of food and friends, where we prepare and deliver meals to people with hiv, cancer, and talented illnesses. >> good morning, washington. the world is mourning the loss of a man who transformed the way that we work, play, and entertain. steve jobs of apple died at the age of 56. the iphone, ipad, and ipad.
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he lost his fight to cancer. 50-year-old carmela dela rosa is charged with killing her two year-old granddaughter angelyn off a pedestrian walkway at tyson's corner center last year. a jury is deliberating. officials found some cracks of the washington monument and remove pieces of stone that broke free during the august earthquake, but the monument is structurally sound. looking at the day ahead, it is a movement moving forward in the streets of d.c. anger over unemployment, corporate greed, and war will take center stage downtown, probably occupy wall street protests that started in new york and have since spread across the nation. autria godfrey is at freedom plaza, where dozens will start gathering in a few hours. good morning. >> good morning. we have seen the protests all
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across the country people are protesting wall street greed and economic inequality. freedom plaza will be the latest stop in d.c.. there are arriving and around 8:00 this morning and will march around noon to take their anti- capitalism message to anyone from the new zealandseum to the chamber of commerce, anyone will listen. they come from every walk of life from college students to union leaders. they're protesting corporate greed. d.c.'s demonstration will focus specifically on corporate money in politics. the movement is built on the idea that there's plenty of money flowing into the economy but it's only it's the top 1% 0 seems to be seeing any of it. it's the other 99%, mainly the middle class that many are marching for.
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this will garner attention and even more support with every step they take. about 3:00 this afternoon they plan to march to the chamber of commerce to denounce the chamber's support for big corporations. in new york city overnight the protests did turn violent with police having to use pepper spray to try to get the mob under control. we have not seen anything like that so far in d.c. they are planning to start the march and supplies of around noon today. -- starting march s freedom plaza around noon. concerns are growing about overcrowding in arlington county public schools. officials announced yesterday that in two years there will be 800 more students than seats. the student population is growing by 4% per year. trailers and our service classrooms at half the county schools. and authorize signs have
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been popping up along maryland highways. officials are taking action. state and local governments will be allowed to issue a $25 fine for each sign that is placed illegally. the warning time is now in effect. those fines will go into effect on january 1. >> a new clothing store will bring dozens of new jobs to d.c. next week. ross has asked d.c. and plummets services to find workers. of 65 people the company has hired so far, 40 were not employed. the city's unemployment rate is at 11.1% right now. michelle obama want to jump into the guinness book of world records. >> next tuesday the first lady will kick off a 24-hour of dumping tech talent. she will lead hundreds of local children in doing one minutes of jumping jacks on the south lawn of the white house. officials from the guinness book will be there in attendance to
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oversee the event. to break the record, more than 20 cows and people around the world will need to do jumping jacks for 1 minutes during the 24-hour challenge. are you guys ready? >> that reminds me of the m- class as the kids and our teacher ron when you would get out of line and he would make you get down and do burpees. -- gym class. >> they don't mess around in minnesota. >> i am loving the weather. >> it's beautiful. kind of a boring weather patterns for a meteorologist, but i'm enjoying this. some of the cold as numbers i could find on the network this morning, 41 in middletown, 42 in mount airy, 44 in rockville 45 and sterling. calm wind, light and variable all day and for the next couple days with high-pressure selling in -- settling in.
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lexington park is a l58 along the water. we have a couple clouds early this morning to speak of. you might see a few clouds this morning. that might be all for today all the way to the weekend. that's because of the overall weather pattern. i've spoken about the omega blocking patterns where the jet stream is shaped like the greek letter omega. sunshine and comfortable conditions, near record heat in parts of the northwest to do? that's rich. the average high is 72 for us. we will be in the upper 60's today. a few degrees warmer tomorrow in the lower 70's. wall-to-wall sunshine today all the way through the weekend. warming up a little. that is one change will experience. 80 by sunday through tuesday.
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as of now, the next shot at rainfall is wednesday. so this is a great chance for us to dry out and open the windows and let the fresh air circulate. that's the forecast. i have a live picture from newschopper 7, a wreck on the datab-w parkway northbound before 198. they moved it to the right side of the highway. single car crash. someone slightly injured. we will have to wait for more equipment. northbound on the way to nsa, no delays. they will back to the right. southbound cannot see it do to the trees in between. we will have more from the traffic sides in less than 10 minutes. stick around. back to you. >> thank you. 5:51. it is october, so you might be thinking about halloween costumes for yourself or for your kids.
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charlie sheen tops the list of this year's most popular costume for adults. you can get a mask in his likeness and there's a shirt with his catch phrase "winning." and the cigarettes to a company that. other big names this year will be lady gaga snooki from the jersey shore. for children it's all about the cute little "angry birds." >> i have no ideas what i will be. >> i thought of going as needed a -- as niki manaj. investors are turning their focus to apple and its future. >> linda bell is at bloomberg headquarters in new york. good morning. >> good morning. steve jobs has made a massive
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impact on apple. apple's stock prices rose 9000% when he returned to the company in 1997. in the past two years the shares of more than doubled. moving forward, tim cook faces a talented of pushing into new markets such as china with the company generated $4 billion in most recent quarter. that is up sixfold from a year earlier. the company is also turning its focus to icloud, a service that lets customers access their pictures music, and other information across its devices. that rolls out on october 12. apple revenue it record $65 billion in fiscal 2010 with analysts predicting they will exceed $100 billion this year. president obama called steve jobs one of america's greatest innovators, adding up the world has lost a visionary. by building one of the planet's most successful companies from his garage, exemplifies the spirit of american ingenuity
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said the president. that is business news, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 5:53 to 53 degrees. >> you are watching "good morning washington."
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an international pop star has accepted a job at the white house. yesterday president obama appointed colombian singers akira -- shakira for hispanic issues.
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some star power there. >> there's your halloween costume. you could been her and you could stathake it. is the color of your car last season? silver is out, according to one study. stay with us to find out what color is in. >> he was an innovator creator of the things we use every day now. steve jobs is being remembered for all that. details coming up in a live report. >> lisa baden is coming back to help you navigate this thursday morning commute. traffic and [ female announcer
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mourning the loss of a modern-day thomas edison. the technology world remembering apple founder steve jobs. >> waiting for a verdict in a high-profile murder trial. today jury debates carmela dela rosa's fate. >> hitting the streets of washington to protest what is happening

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