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two of india pose the most sacred religious sites. -- india's most sacred. mcdonald's restaurants in india don't sell before pork. >> a major retailer is helping make it easier to do christmas shopping. mart will cut its key to open a lawyer with account from $15 to $5. toys"r"us recently announced it was waving its up-front fee for layaway orders made before october 31. walmart says the reduction was not in response to that bucks a reaction to customer feedback on its facebook page. >> we have another hour of news on this wednesday morning starting right now at 6:00. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. qwikster ahead, gunfire at a victory rally in canada leads one dead elected official asking what happened.
experts later provides the biggest fireworks at the democratic national convention. >> and what aaa says will pull the washington area off of the list of the 10 worst commutes. good morning, washington. rise and shine on this wednesday. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. we want to get to adam caskey. hot start to this wednesday morning. >> we are in the '70s, normally in the 60's this time of year. i think that will happen by next week. still warm and muggy outside. one little shower we are tracking from the belfort furniture weather center, west of winchester in frederick county virginia, a little sprinkle moving east into winchester and also towards front royal we have a sprinkle. 74 in fairfax and woodbrige. silver spring, 75. on our way through 89 this afternoon. warm and muggy with a few more thundershowers later on today. not everybody will see them. now to steve hershorn. >> a look at the beltway near
new hampshire avenue, pretty slow. 270 at father hurley moving pretty well. no. and this is still slow from 109 to the truck scales. down to the lane divide, moving pretty well towar on the outer loop of the be new traffic pattern after new hampshire avenue and before university, three lanes and -- three right lanes and one less plane getting by. -- and one less plft lane. there's an accident on 95 northbound around trying " e triangle. the usual volume after that to springfield. >> out of canada, a gunman opened fire at a victory rally in montreal a few hours ago. one person died and another was injured in the gunfire at the rally celebrating quebec's new
premier. she's ok. authorities are trying to determine if the gunman was trying to shoot pauline marois all speaking on stage at the time. security goner off the stage and police arrested the 50-year old gunman after he ran outside and said a small fire. in charlotte democrats pulled out all the stops at the democratic national convention. >> president obama, locked in a tight battle with mitt romney. he called on speakers to emphasize the president owes his success as while criticizing his challenger. no more from charlotte on what had the biggest impact. >> bolster its -- voters feasted on a buffet and democratic means, but in the end it was the lady who knows the president's best who said this election is personal. cheering democratic off their three-day convention in charlotte last night and focused their messages highlighting president obama's accomplishments >> . with 29 months in a row of a
private-sector job growth, president obama is moving america forward and not back. he said he would end the war in iraq and he has. >> many were critical of republican rival mitt romney, including the first latino dnc t-notes speaker, san antonio mayor julian castro. >> governor romney has undergone an extreme makeover. [laughter] and it's not pretty. here's what we are going to say to mitt romney in november. we are going to say, no. >> the night wrapped up with a positive speech from first lady michelle obama. the president and his two daughters watched the convention from the white house as the first lady made a plea to undecided voters. >> barack knows the american dream because he has lived it. andf he wants everyone in this
country to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we are from or what we look like or who we love. >> tonight the most popular former president will take the stage. party leaders hope bill clinton will fire up the crowd and give voters the push they need to. reelect to >> -- to reelect president obama. >> today paul ryan will complete the t-bill-day sweep through iowa. he's expected to ask voters to compare how they are doing today with how they were doing four years ago. mitt romney is in vermont preparing for an upcoming debate with president obama. >> in battleground virginia democrat rob krupicka is the winner of the special election. he defeated a republican and a
libertarian and he will place the david englin, resigned after an extramarital affair. the district includes alexandria arlington, and fairfax countiy. >> a funeral service will be held today at 4 marikana 4 patrick feeks. the navy seals from anne arundel county died last month when the helicopter he was on crashed in afghanistan. he will be buried at arlington national cemetery. maryland governor o'malley ordered flags to be flown at half staff in his honor. >> mellon state highway crews trying to make the road safer for drivers. and today they will start removing decayed trees along wisconsin avenue in chevy chase. let's get more on this from jummy olabanji live in chevy ch, good morning. officials don't want any of the dead or decayed trees along this stretch of wisconsin avenue to fall over and injure a driver or a walker. so they will be removing them starting this morning. people who live in this section
and chevy chase say it's about time. residents in this area have called this stretch of roadway "the green mile. wisconsin avenue between norwood drive and cumberland avenue full of trees. five of them are coming down starting today. >> i look over there all the time but i will not go over there because it looks dangerous. >> felicia works in the area and chooses to walk across the street from barack and elm trees. she and many others say they are potential safety hazard. -- walk across the street from rotting entries. >> after a storm there was a power line hang in front of me and i almost wanted to because the tree was in the way. >> maryland state highway administration reviewed all the trees in the area and decided just the five need to be removed. they say the elm trees were damaged by a vehicle crashes or severe weather.
adding to the urgency of all of this, drivers have hit large prances draping over the road. in three hours, and 9:00 this morning, is when the crews will begin the tree removal process. they will wrap up just before 3:00 this afternoon. the same schedule will be in effect on thursday and friday. one northbound lane of wisconsin avenue could remain closed for drivers through the removal process. reporting live in chevy chase, jummy olabanji. >> the d.c. area traditionally is one of the worst for drivers. >> now aaa believes recent changes could pull the region off the top 10 list of worst commutes. brianne carter joins us live from springfield this morning to explain how. that will how >> it's always good to hear the predictions related to the traffic in virginia and washington. aaa says the it's because of two
construction projects. the hot lanes on 95 and the 495 express lanes are the reason. they will allow people to be able to travel from stafford to springfield and then on to tysons corner at speed which does not happen many mornings with the backups that occur. they say you will be able to do this when all the projects are complete. the 495 express lanes are expected to be completed in a matter of months in december. the 95 hot lanes are expected to be completed sometime iin 2015. many predictions were that this would alleviate traffic congestion. now they are saying this will eliminate us from some of those lists that put us as the worst in the country. no specific estimates on the tolls for the 495 express lanes. those will be dynamic holes
changing with the flow of traffic, estimated at $5 or $6. there's an hov portion where you would need three or more people in the car to avoid the polls. >> homes are still flooded and power is still out in many parts of louisiana. " we're getting the first damage assessments this morning since hurricane isaac.
testing is underway on the louisiana beaches. officials want to know if it's related to the 2010 gulf oil spill. -- pelicans are washing ashore. 1300 homes damaged. many homes were inundated by flood waters which are still receiving. that number could be revised. >> we want to check in with adam caskey in the nation's capital. >> another warm and humid day. a mixture of sun and clouds and a few showers here and there. one of them in the shenandoah valley and front royal could get clipped by a shower this morning. 79 now washington, 73 in winchester if with light rain push east through winchester. seven v-8 in lexington park. highs in the upper 80s. a few more spotty showers into the afternoon and evening. those that pop up today could produce heavy rain. -- 78 degrees in lexington park. >> still ahead on this
this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> japan could soon ease restrictions on beef imports from the u.s. a panel the experts recommended allowing the imports from cows up to 30 months old from the current 20-month age limit. the imports have been restricted because of fears of mad cow disease. the changes could be made official later this year or early next year. >> a wildfire in the angeles national forest and california is 24% contained. the fire has been staying away from the los angeles suburbs. it could take a week to contain the nearly 4,000 acre blaze because of the terrain. >> a california couple was discriminated against because their son has down syndrome. they were booked to fly on american airlines flight with their 16-year-old son from newark to los angeles.
airline personnel told them they cannot get on the plane and it was the pilots' decision. >> my son does not attack people. he's not a terrorist. he will not crashed into the security doors into the cockpit of. >> american says the disabled boy was agitated and was running around the gate prior to boarding. his parents are disputing that. the family had just upgraded to first class. they think that may have had something to do with the pilot's decision. >> florida a&m university suspended its dance team following allegations of an off- campus hazing incident over the labor day weekend. a parent reported the incident anonymously. gordon m. is still reeling from the hazing-related -- florida a&m university is still reeling from the hazing death of a drum major. in the ozarks in missouri we have a dramatic video on the water. >> some of this is a graphic
video. seven people injured of honor boats pits a large wake of the late last friday. -- when the boat hit a large wake. five people were taken to the hospital for treatment. now let's check in with adam caskey for the weather. >> i know we love the water, but in moderation. >> i do. growing up in minnesota and i've been driving bozen's i was a child. speed is a factor. in winchester there's a light shower ppushing east. also along and south of front royal out, especially along 340 approaching the blue ridge. 73 degrees in fairfax, camp springs, 77. woodbrige, 74. germantown, 72. a cold front off to our west
will washout. it will not even affect our temperatures. i wish it would, but that's not going to be the case until early next week. by monday and tuesday, and '70s. a nice taste of september weather. 89 later on today, partly cloudy. if a sprinkle here and there this morning out west. this afternoon and evening, a few of thundershowers. not everybody will see them. where they do pop up, they could produce heavy rain. 92 on thursday and friday. late-day showers possible saturday into early sunday. back to steve for the commute. >> newschopper 7 flying over interstate 66 in manassas. there was a broken-down vehicles for a long time in the right lane just before the car rest area. now it looks like that's on the shoulder. still very slow and heavy on 66 eastbound through manassas. after that it's the usual volume. still extremely slow. the activity is on the right
shoulder. can see the red lights. otherwise the lanes of been reopened. the beltway and new hampshire avenue getting heavy in the new traffic pattern. three lanes to the right on the outer loop and one lane to the left. back to you. >> thank you. the nation's debt passes a landmark. >> and mark zuckerberg promises to hold onto his company's stock. paula faris has details. >> good morning. a sign american airlines could be emerging from bankruptcy. a federal judge will allow the airline to throw out its existing contract with the pilots, which would lower its payroll. the airline has 7500 pilots. the national debt is now more than $16 trillion. that's $51,000 for every american. democrats and republicans blaming each other for that number. facebook is playing defense.
mark zuckerberg promises he will not sell his shares at least a year. the social network is planning to buy back several million shares. mcdonald's plans to open a restaurant in india where it will not serve any meat. it will open its first vegetarian restaurant. india already has menus that are 50% vegetarian.
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>> live and in hd. this is "good morning washington." on your side. >> straight ahead at 6:30, the first lady leave her mark at the dnc. court's plus splitting your restaurant bill among friends without crunching the numbers. an act for that. and we will talk about the service member who is being honored as well. glad you are with us. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynné simpson. let us check in with adam caskey. we are off to a steamy start. >> we still have the tropical air in place. that will change by the early part of next week. it will feel more refreshing.
let us take a look at super doppler 7 radar. from winchester on and to berryville. a brief little sprinkle. barely clipping front row. mainly between french royal. let us go back to steve. >> we will take a look at i-395. here we are. the backup begins at duke street up towards seminary road. a little slow over the 14th street bridge into the district. and here we are at the beltway at colesville road. delays off and on from i-95 and college park around georgia ave. trying to get through the new work zone. three right lanes open now. one left lane open. new traffic pattern changed overnight. so far not too bad. back to you in the studio.
>> thank you. 6:31. the dnc spot light shined on a former president -- shines on a bill clinton today. they blasted mitt romney me and the first lady of the speech from the heart about how the president listens and understands america's struggles. we have more live from charlotte. >> good morning. michelle obama was definitely the start of opening night here at the dnc. she revealed the deep personal details about the president as only she could. >> being president doesn't change who you are. anit reveals who you are. >> michelle obama reminded voters that president obama still stands behind voters. >> for barack, success is not about how much money you make. it is about the difference you
make. in people's lives. >> president obama and their daughters watched the speech from the white house. while others at the dnc went on the attack. >> mitt romney the talks a lot about the things that you fixed. i can tell you massachusetts was not one of them. >> working families have paid the price for mitt romney's success. >> and san antonio mayor julian castro the first latino to deliver a keynote address. >> my mother fought hard for civil rights. so that instead of a mop i could hold this microphone. >> the president is counting on boats from women and latino voters. but numbers are down among women. down 11 points. >> come together and stand together for the man we can trust.
>> president obama arrives in charlotte this afternoon. former president, bill clinton will be taking the stage later tonight. reporting live here in charlotte. back to you. >> thank you so much for that report. in a few minutes, will speak to our partners at political about what impact the first lady's words have. and what to expect from bill clinton. stay with abc 7 for complete coverage of the dnc. gordon peterson and scott thurman bringing you everything from charlotte. >> looking at the day ahead, a navy seal who died in afghanistan will be laid to rest today. the funeral services for patrick feeks will be held at the fort myer memorial service. will then be buried at arlington national cemetery. he died in a helicopter accident
last month. >> an emotional controversy going on right now including a war memorial to veterans that somewhat torn down. cross is an prince george's county ed is a familiar landmark too many. it honors those who died in world war one. some say its goes against church-state separation. we will tell you about the battle with strong reaction from local veterans. that is at 5:00 p.m. >> aaa thinks the d.c. --region will soon be off the top 10 list of worst commute in the nation. >> it is hard to imagine. but something you can imagine drivers out here would like to hear, that the commute could get better. aaa says the reason for this is the transportation projects
other underway in northern virginia the hot lines are crossed 95 and the hot lines on i-495. they say when both of these are complete, people will be able to travel in northern virginia on to tyson's corner from stafford at speed, cutting down their commute and making the drive better for thousands. when will this happen? the for 95 lanes should be open in virginia. the hot lines on 95 scheduled to be open in 2015. but they will cost you. they are hov toll lanes so you will not have to pay the toll if you are traveling with three or more people in your car. it could cost as much as $5 or $6 to use the new road. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> still ahead some restaurants test your one person strategists. >> and from the first lady to a
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we have a more live from charlotte. good to see you. before we talk about tonight what stood out from last night? >> quite a few people here. but michelle obama made a forceful case for her husband. saving the presidency has not changed him. he was the same man who was elected in 2008 and he deserves another term. they said mitt romney does not get it. as bank accounts offshore. -- has bank accounts offshore. >> both clinton has the stage tonight. >> bill clinton is the main act. no one has seen his speech yet. that is what we are hearing from the obama camp. but the clinton is expected to steal the show.
he tends to speak off the cuff. he goes places president obama cannot. it is born to be a big moment for the obama campaign. >> he does tend to speak off of the cup. you did make references of some speakers gonna attack route of mitt romney while others spoke good about president obama. >> he talked about the debt of republicans, kind of built up. he said barack obama has done a lot in four years. look at what he can do and another four years. he can deliver a message that no one else can. he is a very successful communicator. we expect them to have a big speech tonight. >> we will be watching. thank you very much. right now we want to check in with steve.
>> we will take a look at 395 northbound. here we are looking at the delays to the 14th street bridge. everything is open. to 70 at father hurley blvd. slowing off and on. down through montgomery county. that will be heavy as well. new hampshire avenue into the new traffic pattern today on the outer loop between new hampshire avenue and -- one lane to the left, three planes to the right. very slow. that is a check of traffic. here is a check of the weather with doug hill. >> first thing you will notice when you get outside, it will feel like you woke up in florida. it is very warm. check out these temperatures. temperatures up to 78 degrees at reagan national airport.
the normal this time of the morning is 66. way above the mark. we will be close to 90. showers and storms part of our forecast. right now, live doppler 7 shows some of those. over and front royal and the shenandoah valley. a better chance of thunderstorms and downpours later this afternoon. we are climbing to near 90. partly cloudy with bricks of sunshine in between. tomorrow and friday we will get hot in the lower 90s. check out next week, it will be very pleasant. that is it for now, we will talk more and a few minutes. back to you. >> thank you very much, doug. 75 degrees. will you pay a premium just to eat during peak times? >> we have all been there. a group dinner outing. and you want to checksplit
>> and illinois jury expected to begin deliberating today in the case of drew peterson, accused of murdering his third wife, kathleen silvio. it was not ruled a homicide until after she disappeared. if convicted, he faces up to 60 years in prism. court's around the region's >> two soldiers died last saturday. >> people living near the d.c. eastern market are concerned after another violent attack. a man was assaulted and robbed yesterday morning on north capitol ave. he was able to get home and
called police. that happened just water blocks away from where 29-year-old thomas was attacked last month. he suffered severe head injuries. police trying to figure out of the two attacks may be linked. >> it may cost you more if you want to dine out during peak dining periods. the new york times reports that some of new york city restaurants are using variable pricing. weeknight for early bird diners would pay less for meals than people who want to eat there on weekends. same food, some things airlines and hotels have already been doing to set fares and room rates. >> i do not like it at all. >> dividing a restaurant take out a bill it can be a bit of a short. >> the university of virginia student believes he may have the solution to that conundrum. he created a new app called foodio.
while there are many food apps and websites, he said this has different features. >> if you have ever ordered pizza with three other people and one person has to put it all on your card and hopefully everyone else has the right denominations of cash to pay you back but you never really do, you never actually get paid back. >> this allows you to pay your share with your own credit card. you also order ahead and not have to wait in online. if you charlottesville establishments except the out and hoped to add more in the future. >> forward thinking. >> it seems fair. >> 6:48 right now. let us check in with doug hill. >> we are off and running on wednesday. kind of a monday at their. and warm. chesapeake bay beach and check out the the pays. -- check out the haze.
we may see showers and thunderstorms later. temperatures are warm. everyone and that of the 70s. closer to be water, warmer. a few showers on live super doppler 7 radar. generally traveling from west to east. that is left to right on the screen. i think for the afternoon showers and thunderstorms and heavy downpours could become more likely. a cold front will come through helping the showers and storms today. another one tomorrow. things will dry out and turn a very warm for tomorrow and friday. here is our forecast. sun and clouds mixed together. afternoon downpours. we will get close to 90 degrees. here is steve. >> we have very slow traffic on 270, dow from father hurley blvd., down from the plane
divide. a very slow as you head down 270. we have traffic on the outer loop getting into the new traffic pattern or the jersey divider that divides the lanes 3 to the right, one to the left. it is still very slow getting through it. over to springfield, very heavy on 95 northbound. back to you. >> thank you so much. this week's facebook contest away is a your favorite. >> the new ipad. we are giving away another 1. sign up at wjla.com/facebook. get it done by friday afternoon and we will announce the winner on "good morning washington." the wednesday expressed is coming up next. >> and a roundup of today's top stories. what you need
>> thank you. it is time for our wednesday express. >> jummy olabanji live this morning in chevy chase. >> just about two hours the highway administration will begin removing dangerous trees along this stretch of wisconsin ave. they say all of the trees are either dead or decayed and pose some sort of a dangerous threat to drivers and pedestrians. work will be done between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. today thursday and friday. officials after to watch out for crews working at that of the area. not to brianne carter. >> it is a prediction that could be positive news for drivers commuting during the evening and morning rush hour. aaa says that with production projects under way in northern virginia, it could cut down the time of people's commute. they are talking about the 25 express lanes and the 95 hot lines. the express lanes will open along the beltway. in just a couple months, in december. the 95 hot lanes open sometime
in 2015. we are talking about high occupancy toll lanes. the tolls will be dynamic based on the flow of traffic. anywhere between $5 and $6. back to you. >> thank you very much. some things you need to know before you leave the house. >> another full day of speeches at the dnc in charlotte. . clinton will highlight tonight with his speech, nominating barack obama for another term. >> dr. oz offers free 15 minutes physicals in pc to 1000 eligible recipients. it is happening from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at howard university. >> great opportunity. the nfl season kicks off tonight. you know redskins fans are watching this. between the cowboys and the new york giants. a reminder to france. the replacement referees will be
on the field. >> visit wjla.com and look for the wednesday express. the 6:56. here is steve with what we need to know about traffic. >> we are flying over the accident on the inner loop on georgetown pike before you get to the american legion bridge, northbound 495. it is over on the shoulder. a little slower than you expect. henning after tyson's corner. to the american legion bridge. back to you. >> warm and muggy cured upper 80s. and you feel that thick humidity. otherwise, a few showers popping up later this afternoon and evening. looking ahead hot. thursday and friday, upper 90s. much more comfortable later
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