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money members have taken in this year. >> so many people waited inside the -- waited to get inside the casino. there was not room. "good morning washington continues -- "good morning washington" continues right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington" -- on your side. >> rise and shine. it is 6:00 a.m. on thursday,i june 7,am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. we start things off with traffic and weather. let us get things started with lisa baden. >> there was a crash between 8109 p. we have the growing volume on 95 northbound. here is the picture. no worries to report right now beyond on 395. if you take metrorail or the
virginia real way, things are running in your favor. always in your favor, adam caskey. >> the weather is in our favor. a bright sunshine. crisp, comfortable morning temperatures. at least relative to early june standards. 50's. a beautiful picture early this morning in fairfax. currently in the 50's everywhere. 51 in leesburg. 53 in clarksburg. 58 in frederick. 50 degrees in west virginia. frostburg, upper 40's. 49. near 80 this afternoon. if you degrees below average for this time of year. low humidity. just a few thundershowers any time between 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. just a quick downpour. a 30% chance. a little warmer tomorrow. i will talk about that coming up. >> thank you. top story this morning is a big shake-up in d.c. government. kwame brown is out of a job.
brianne carter tells us what caused the sudden resignation. >> good morning. when asked about whether or not he had any plans to resign on tuesday, kwame brown said no but that is exactly what has happened after facing these charges. we could hear from him about all of this later today. this is the latest shake-up involving the d.c. council. >> kwame brown stepped down from his post after being charged by the feds with bank fraud for allegedly lying about his income on loan applications. his resignation letter -- "i have made some serious mistakes in judgment for which i will take full responsibility." >> it is a sad day for us on the council. >> his charges the latest in a string of alleged wrongdoing involving city leaders in the nation to get capital.
councilmember said despite all of this, they plan to keep moving forward. >> i know that the most important thing is to reassure everyone that our city will continue to move forward. >> residents are tired of problems. >> it seems like you have no say in what goes on in your own government. >> a councilwoman is the acting cheer over the last week. on wednesday she is expecting to calling a meeting -- to call a meeting to get an interim chair. brown is expected to face a federal judge sometime tomorrow. reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you. it is just the latest kindle. earlier this year, harry thomas jr. was sentenced for embezzling funds. two aides to vincent gray pleaded guilty to charges tied in to the 2010 mayoral campaign. >> lisa baden talked about the deadly shooting yesterday morning. the suspect is norman bonds
accused of killing a man in prince george's county. the men did not know each other. the motive for the shooting is still a mystery. >> driver should be on alert as policemen unveiled 17 new red light cameras. including ones on the 14th street bridge and the ninth street tunnel. the district is already issuing 50,000 more tickets this year than all of last year. that adds up to $40 million. for a full list of the locations, go to our website at wjla.com. residents of northern virginia are paying a different kind of price. housing. a plan is in the works to encourage developers to add more affordable housing units to new neighborhoods. those homes will be offered to families making $50,000 -- 50%
to 120% of the income. opponents say the money could be better spent on things like improving transportation in the area. >> it was controversial from the day it was announced. that did not keep crowds from coming out to the grand opening of the new maryland life casino. jummy olabanji is live in hanover where they stop letting people in because it was so crowded out there. >> absolutely. a lot of people were lined up outside the mall for hours before it even opened last night at 10:00 p.m. excitement was very high for the opening of this brand-new casino. maryland alive features 3200 slot machines and they were all attacked last night. the hope is that the $500 million casino will boost marilyn's economy by $400
million per year. it has put 700 people into work including retail stores and the entertainment venues that are inside. a lot of maryland residents were against this plan. there were a lot of people out here last night to say this is a good thing for the state. >> i think it will do good for maryland and to bring in some revenue, even here at the mall. it will be a good thing. it a lot of people may disagree, but i think it is good. it is also good for the mall people. and for me, in terms of traffic -- >> if you do not like to gamble there are other things to do, as well. there are five brand new restaurants inside including celebrity chef bobby flay's newest burger palace. if you are excited and want to see more, there is face two and which will be open between july
and october. it will feature 1500 more slots. reporting live, jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. >> thank you. 56 degrees. >> still ahead, this pennsylvania -- miss pennsylvania talking about what is really going on behind the scenes at beauty pageants. >> wide local redskins fans are angry at the leaders. >> lisa baden will join us with a check on the community. beautiful start to this day.
good morning washington takes a good morning. it i have a live look. this is leon panetta visiting afghanistan. this is the fourth trip to the war zone. he plans to take stock of the war effort and discuss plans for a troop drawdown. >> more discussions will continue across the globe. the redskins are talking about moving things for their way from ashburn virginia, taking training camp to richmond. the general manager as well as governor bob mcdonnell made the announcement yesterday. a lot of redskins fans say they are not happy about this. the mayor of richmond says he is thrilled. >> there will be embraced by our citizens and certainly it will expand their fan base. >> what about washington? what about the dc fans?
>> they cannot do that. they are with the washington redskins. but to the redskins headquarters -- >> the redskins had orders not moving. just the training camp. >> fanned it will have to be a little bit of a caravan. they will still get there. time to check traffic and weather every 10 minutes. >> is a picture of the double rainbow's we had yesterday. i went to facebook and the first to respond was michelle out of alexandria. this was taken in the franconia neighborhood. thank you for posting that. within five or 10 minutes, she had a picture. thank you very much. 54 degrees at dulles airport her. as comfortable start to the day. 48 in cumberland. of humidity.
-- low humidity. a few highly isolated thundershowers later today between about 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. with that will be some sunshine, as well. more rainbows. not often i put rainbows of the forecast but we might see that later on today. back to 94 the weekend by sunday. with that, you noticed an increase in the timidity. as you point rise back member -- as do point rise back. good cool weather. -- could cool weather. friday through the weekend, it looks dry. early next week and as well. we will have the humidity around in the upper 80's. >> thank you. >> coming up, why more and more baby boomers are ending up in the hospital after exercising. >> donald trump threatening to sue one of his beauty pageant contestant. >> more trouble headaches at the
>> "good morning washington" with cynne simpson and steve chenevey. this is "good morning washington" -- on your side. >> there were signs of life in the stock market yesterday. >> some companies like american airlines and twitter are undergoing big changes. >> good morning. the dow bounces back. the market gained almost 287 points yesterday. the best day of the year. investors are optimistic that central banks, including the federal reserve, will become more active. the latest report from the fed
shows the u.s. economy continues to improve a moderate pace. even hiring was described as either steady or showing a modest increase. american airlines is coming back next month. the peak of the travel season. they are short of pilots. twitter has tweet to the tweeted logo. the background color is a little different. the bluebird is more upward. there are no more faris atop its head. >> would you have noticed that? >> probably not. >> keeping you informed. if you use the social media website, linkedin, change your password. some law against and passwords have been stolen and leaped over the internet. linkedin has millions of users. officials did not reveal how
many users are affected by the security breach. foursquare will start recommending bars and shops based on places where you or your friends go. recommendations will change based on what neighborhood you are in the. previously, you could only check in at places you chose to visit. >> there is a shortage of the over the counter where lost drug -- weight-loss drug, ally. the company says it should have a supply next month. baby boomers are hitting the gym. all of that exercise is coming at a price. the centers for disease control says 2.5 million baby boomers go to the emergency room every year for over exercising.
orthopedists have a name for it, calling it boomeritis. >> out of 20 people, there were at least five in that category that had problems that needed salt because they wanted to keep exercising. >> many baby boomers say they will continue to exercise because it makes their mind and body happy. for me, that was all i needed. another excuse to skip the jim. >> exactly. >> why would i want to get sick? >> keep going, boomers. >> exactly. >> hit the gym. do whatever. >> you have to. just be careful here >> mornings like this are perfect. i have to share one more wrinkle picture. -- one more rainbow picture. here you go. this is from maryland.
>> i think the pot of gold is in that house. >> glowing. >> thank you for posting this year beautiful double rainbow. every rainbow is a double rainbow but you do not actually always see the secondary rainbow. beautiful sunrise over washington this morning. sunup was 5:43 a.m.. we are sitting pretty in a 50's. 54 at dulles airport. 58 in the district your culpepper, down to 50. petersburg, upper 40's. in some of the neighborhood surrounding, we have some 48 and 49 degree temperatures. another unseasonably cool start to the day. warmer weather is off to the west. especially in the midsection of the country. minneapolis is warmer than us. same with rapid city, s.d.. that is because of a bump in the jet stream going up into north
central canada, pulling the warm air northward. we have been in this dip in the jet stream and dry in the cooler air south were. that is what it is called left side. that will change. as the warm air slowly moves into town the next couple of days, you will notice the rising temperatures. especially by the weakened, near 90. today, right near 80. this is two degrees below average. a good amount of sunshine. slight chance of thundershowers and rainbows later on today. here's the key timidity by sunday. >> we are feeling good. we are going to look at 270 because we are looking for a southbound accident between 8109. sticky. the thing i 70 to 109. we are giving the green light from gaithersburg all the way to the beltway. it is good on the beltway at the american legion bridge at tysons in bethesda. no problems to report in virginia. 66 and 95, just a growing
>> just like that, the most beautiful girl among really beautiful girls that a crown and everyone was just so happy for her. wrong. miss pennsylvania, sheena monnin says all of this is rick. she gives up her crown on facebook. she called it fraudulent. lacking in moral spirit inconsistent. trashy. then i witnessed another contestant who said she saw the list of the top five before the show ever started. the pageant is firing back. solly denying her charges, bay are producing an e-mail showing the decision to admit transgendered contestants. month she >> is angry about losing. in my opinion, i saw her for barely a second. you cannot be -- she did not deserve to be involved in the
top 15. >> he is toursuing her. >> winner remains gracious. >> i feel for her because it really is an awesome opportunity and experience. she is giving that up. >> donald trump says his people have already spoken to the contestant that moninnin says blew the lid. >> donald trump will do everything he can to come out on top. >> we will see what happens. >> it is his patent. still another half an hour of "good morning washington." >> what a powerful pc leader is accused of doing that cost him his job. >> plus, it is a gamble that paid off. we are talking huge crowds that showed up for casinos opening night. >> another christmas morning
>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> another powerful local leader out of a job this morning thanks to a financial scandal. >> what caused all of these people to line up outside a local mall. >> it is not shoes but we will have share that story as well. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden >> . i am laughing because steve said it is not shoes. we are giddy. newschopper 7 eastbound 66 looking pretty good. normal delays in manassas and centreville. this is live eastbound 66 in vienna.
everything is open to the beltway. if you take 95 in virginia, that's what it looks like out of woodbridge. no accidents for either of you. now adam caskey. >> maybe it's justin bieber having people lining up at the mall. we will find out. this is the camera overlooking the federal city, the tidal basin, a beautiful morning in washington. no clouds in the sky at 6:30. washington monument on the left side of your screen. 54 degrees in vienna, 51 in middleburg. upper 40's in some of the neighborhood here and there. we are mainly in the '50s with low humidity. near 80 degrees today for the high with a few scattered thundershowers with brief downpours possible later on today. chicago, 79 degrees. minneapolis, 85.
dallas will make it up to 82. chance of thunderstorms from minneapolis down to rapid city and south into texas. no airport delays for now. >> for the second time this year a d.c. city council and has resigned because of serious legal troubles. this time it's council chair kwame brown. brianne carter is live to tell us what exactly is accused of doing. >> when news of this first came out yesterday, kwame brown said that he did not have a comment but that he would speak about this. as is the latest shake-up involving the d.c. city council. d.c. council chair kwame brown steps down from his post after being charged by the feds with bank fraud for allegedly lying about his income on loan applications. in his resignation letter, he writes, "i've made some serious mistakes in judgment for which i
will take full responsibility." >> it's a very sad day for mr. brown, for us on the council for the people of the district. >> this charge is the latest in a string of alleged wrongdoing involving city leaders in the nation's capital. council members say despite all this they plan to keep moving forward. >> i know that the most important thing is to reassure everyone but the city will continue to move forward. residents are tired of problems. >> it just feels like you have no say in what goes on in your own government. >> we understand mary cheh will be the acting chair at least until next week when she will call a meeting with council members and they will appoint an interim chair that will serve until november. brown is expected to be in federal court sometime tomorrow. reporting live in northwest brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> this is the latest in a series of resignations in the district. former councilman harry thomas
jr. was sentenced to three years in prison earlier this year for embezzling city funds. two campaign aides to d.c. mayor vincent gray pleaded guilty to charges that tied them to the 2010 mayoral campaign. >> the fight over a proposed costco gas station in montgomery county may heat up again tonight. the planning board will discuss the issue this evening. supporters say stit would bring jobs and convenience. but some fear the gas station could contaminated ground water in nearby neighborhoods. >> it could be a boost for a planned to extend dulles rail. the airports authority has voted to reverse its policy. that will give preferential treatment to union contractors building the silver line. loudoun county supervisors now
have less than a month to decide whether to go through with the project. >> you know not to go to west virginia or delaware any more. folks living in the washington area have a more convenient place to gamble legally. the maryland live! casino opens up at their arundel mills mall in hanover last night, the largest one in maryland so far. jummy olabanji is there to give us a tour. we are about 90 minutes away from reopening. >> good morning. 8:00 this morning the doors will reopen. if today is anything like last night, this place is going to be packed. from newschopper 7, you could see people lined up around the mall of waiting for their stance to coincide. once inside, they were greeted by a red carpet before a date with lady luck. >> it did not look this large. and you get inside and it explodes. it's gorgeous. >> possibly 3200 brand new slot machines. hoping to fillfive it will boost
the free state economy by $400 million a year. >> even at the mall it will bring in some revenue. it's going to be a good thing. people will spend. it has put 700 + people to work not just at the casino but at new retail stores and entertainment venues. maryland residents. say that's a good residents >>say that's a good thing. >> i think it's a good thing. >> the casino has five new restaurants that are set to open including bobby flay's z burger palace and the well-known cheesecake factory. >> if you cannot find something to eat, you are not trying. >> in the next months, 1500 more slot machines are going to be added at maryland live! casino. if you don't like slot machines
there are robotic car dealers inside. legislation is currently being worked on to go through the nationalmaryland general assembly to allow real people to deal the cards. jummy olabanji reporting. >> its 58 degrees. >> still ahead surprising people chosen to be on the jury in the penn state sexual abuse trial. >> why testing been -- texting behind the wheel will cost one man is freedom. >> we will be right back.
and it's a landmark verdict in massachusetts might have you thinking twice about texting while driving. an 18-year-old is the first person to be convicted of causing a fatal accident while texting. aaron centex messages before and after the february 2011 crash that killed a new hampshire man and seriously injured his girlfriend to. a judge sentenced him to one year in prison. he will lose his license for 15 years. another way to keep your passengers safe while driving is to make sure children are probably lead to a child safety seat -- properly latched into a
child safety seat. many parents are doing it wrong. technicians will be on hand at the aaa offices on monument corner drive in fairfax from 1:00 until 3:00 this afternoon to show you how. >> time to check traffic and weather every ten minutes for. >> starting with lisa baden and a look at traffic. >> going on 95 in case you're heading north into virginia. a first delay is in stafford and the next at aquia harbor, then at the marine base. the levels expected out of dale city across the occoquan between lorton and newington and in landmark. centreville at 50 and in manassas. 270 looks great at father hurley boulevard. a good run out of germantown to get to 495. back inside. down in the 50's to start our day. that's pretty good by june standards, with low humidity. that will change over the next couple days off. first, a nice look over frederick.
thin clouds overhead. otherwise, mostly sunny across the rest of the region. 58 in the district, 48 in culpeper. 54 in winchester and dulles airport, 52 and gaithersburg. a comfortable start to the day. you can keep the air conditioner off for most of the day. 80 degrees for the high temperature locally. harper seven these in outlying areas. 77 in romney. 77 in hagerstown. 81 in stafford. slight chance of thundershowers between 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 today. widely separated downpours. into the weekend warming back up to 90 degrees by sunday with the return of a little humidity. you will notice that over the weekend. i have some great pictures from viewers and a wonderful time lapse in a few minutes. >> thanks so much. >> coming up, mitt romney makes a big announcement about his
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>> testimony will start on monday in former coach jerry sandusky's child molestation trial. >> the jury was chosen yesterday. it is expected to last several weeks. >> the jury is now set in the south abuse case of former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky. the 12 will include a penn state sr., retired professor and a woman who is been a season-ticket holder since 1970.
>> as a prosecutor, you want the jury to focus on the actions of jerry sandusky, not the actions of penn state. the prosecutors as well as the judge and the defense attorney should be asking the jurors whether they would be able to separate the case. >> the 68-year-old has denied the allegations that he molested 10 victims over 15 years. an attorney that represents the first of the alleged victims to testify, now 28, he will bring a pile of evidence, expensive gifts prosecutors say that he received from jerry sandusky as a teenager. perhaps the strongest physical evidence prosecutors have, love letters written to the boys in sandusky's own hand. >> it will be more difficult for him to handle other than the abuse that he suffered at the hands of mr. sandusky. >> sources characterized the letters as creepy and they tell abc news that one of them is written in the third person, a
love story about a boy and a man with a lewd title. >> the prosecution is crucial to offer corroborating evidence. for the defense, it is extremely damaging. >> seven members of jerry sandusky's family are on his list of potential witnesses. t.j. winnick, abc news. >> in vote 2012, mitt romney says his many investments will not be an issue if he is elected president. romney says that he will put his fortune, which some estimate at $250 million, in a federal blind trust. that means he would not know what companies the money was invested in, so his decisions as president would not be based on his own financial interests. president obama is bringing in a lot of money at fund-raisers, quoting last night, more than 600 people pay to hear him speak at a gay and lesbian events in california. his appearance comes weeks after he expressed support for gay marriage and several months
after the end of the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on homosexuals serving in the military >> . a very unusual scene in new york city. hundreds watched as the space shuttle enterprise floated to its new home. it will soon go on display at the intrepid sea, air and space museum on the hudson river. enterprise used to be housed at the air and space museum at dulles airport. it was flown to new york earlier this spring in order to make room for the retired space shuttle discovery. >> it's weird thing that floating on a barge across the river? . >> it's not something you see every day, that's for sure. >> we've seen it on the backs of planes. it has finally found a home. >> let's check and with adam caskey to find out what the day has in store. >> i have wonderful rainbow pictures to share with you. >> you love those. >> i do. >> two rainbows. you don't always see the secondary rainbow because it is often faint.
you have to look extra hard. take a look at this. >> all the colors of the spectrum. >> you would think there's not a secondary rainbow, but look on top of the primary rainbow up in the clouds and you will see it faintly. terri's daughter took this and they posted it on my face a page. there's a nice time lapse of the sunrise. there's only cloud which dissipated earlier this morning. mostly sunny across the board. we have patchy clouds popping up in the skies like we have the past couple days and a few isolated thundershowers. a few more downpours. that means good rainbow potential later on today. always share your pictures, on facebook, twitter, whatever. 54 in winchester, 50 degrees in cumberland, 54 in gaithersburg,
a nice start to the day. low humidity. cooler air entrenched across the northeast and west atlantic -- and mid-atlantic. 50 degrees in syracuse. a warm air getting pushed up the planes. rapid city, 65. even minneapolis is warmer than us, 66. 58 in the district. it's all because of our weather patterns, the jet stream. a bump in the jet stream over north central canada that pulling the warm air north. we have been entrenched in the trough, pulling the cooler air south into washington for the past several days. another day below average in terms of temperatures. the average high is 82. we will be 80 degrees this afternoon for the high temperature at 3:00 p.m. a few thundershowers possible of between 2:00 p.m. and 9:00. not everyone will see them. isolated embedded downpours. through the weekend, dry
weather, good amount of sunshine. 90 degrees again by sunday. you will hear the air conditioners all over the neighborhood buzzing on sunday and and even on saturday, 87. increasing humidity as dew points climbed into the 60s by sunday and monday. good swimming pool weather for the weekend. now to lisa baden. >> pretty good drives around the beltway, 66, 95, normal volume, in and out of baltimore looks good on 95 and the b-w parkway. no complaints about 70 or 270 standard delays. a live picture of northbound 95 leaving edsall road to get up past duke street. it's like this every day. no accidents reported to the pentagon. back to you. >> thank you. 50 degrees -- 60 degrees. >> we will a check on our top stories, including the resignation of a top
>> good thursday morning. an investigation on phony deck collectors squeezing money out of people by threatening them. a scam that everyone needs to watch for. also, an exclusive. the husband accused of killing his wife in the spray tan murder trial. he will join us to discuss it all. what does he think really happened?
find out next on good morning america. sears a check on our top stories. d.c. council chairman kwame brown has resigned. he stepped down after being charged with lying about his income when applying for loans. it's the latest in a string of legal troubles to hit d.c. government officials this year. >> testimony in the penn state sexual abuse case will begin on monday. yesterday a jury was selected for former assistant coach jerry sandusky's trial. he is accused of molesting boys that he met through a football charity. >> the maryland live! casino is open at the arundel mills mall in hanover, maryland. the first gambler's waited in long lines to get in last night. the casino has 3200 slot machines as well as electronic table games. >> it opens again at 8:00 this morning and will stay open until 2:00 in the morning, 4:00 a.m. on weekends. >> and preventing alzheimer's disease. researchers looked at the blood caffeine levels of senior citizens. higher levels of caffeine
matched up with lower rates of dementia and alzheimer's. the most effective dose was about 3 cups of coffee per day. >> you can handle that, right? >> keep on drinking. >> a last look at traffic and weather. >> let's check in with lisa baden. >> only decaf for me with lots of cream and sugar. i would not want it to taste like coffee. there's a back up on the highway. let's see if i can pull up a picture on the beltway 270, the normal backup leaving gaithersburg to get to rockville. outer loop from 95to georgia avenue -- from 95 to georgia avenue. >> take a look at the forecast. warming up, back to 90 degrees on sunday and you will notice some humidity by then. it will not be overly oppressive. you will notice. near 80 degrees today with a few
thundershowers. 30% chance, like yesterday. that will be between 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 today. next chance of rain is monday. friday through sunday, dry weather, a pretty stable, good amount of sunshine. enjoy the swimming pool weather. thank you very much, yamile for posting the double rainbow picture and it's close to sunset, so you get some good color. high terrain snow potential today with spotty showers. we're in the 60's right now. >> lisa baden going decaf. i wonder how that's possible. coming on the top of the hour. that does it for us. good morning america is next. >> we will see you here at noon. have a wonderful day.