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been a 9/11 anniversary attack. >> make no mistake. we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> the investigation, centered around the consulate is just a beginning. the motive initially seem to be anger over a movie that they thought would be marking the profit mohammed -- teh prophet. >> this is no way to honor religion or faith. >> some say it points to al qaeda. >> this was a clear targeted event with military- style movement. >> in fact, the rioting may have been nothing more than a diversion to carry out the first attack on the u.s. ambassador in 35 years. >> we never have been, and we
will not be run off period. >> now, another element in all of this is interesting. back anti-muslim movie was endorsed by terry jones whom you might remember from burning the koran. there was an application that was withdrawn today. >> and now some more information about ambassador christopher stevens, who had served twice in libya from 2007 until 2009 and then for 10 months last year during the revolution there. before joining the foreign service, he was an international trade lawyer in washington. he was 52 years old. >> shortly after the news of the attack in libya broke, mitt
romney accused the a administration of apologizing for american values. he was talking about a statement issued in cairo. at a campaign rally in jacksonville fla. mitt romney doubled down on his comments. >> this is setting a terrible course for america to stand in apology for our values an apology for american values is never the right course. >> in an interview with "60 minutes," obama says mitt romney has a tendency to shoot first and ask later. >> our team coverage of the attacks continue as. with the large muslim population in the washington area we are getting a lot of reaction to the events overseas. >> d.c. bureau chief sam ford is
live where there will be a vigil held later tonight. >> we are at lafayette square in front of the white house where the flag is now flying at half staff, and where this evening, libyan americans will be gathering to hold a vigil. across the d.c. area, muslims are giving their disapproval for what happened. >> going to the embassy. >> they should not do that at the embassy. >> we spoke to many muslims from many walks of life and they all condemned the attack. the imam said there is no justification. >> in our religion, you do not go around and kill people for no reason. >> many groups were brought together to condemn the attack while saying that muslim invaders regularly to haunt them. >> we get youtube videos sent to
us often. "look at where i urinated on the koran." >> one doctor a surgeon in alexandria and american, he said that christopher was a friend, and he visited him two weeks ago. >> he was a wonderful man. i do not have words to describe this tragic loss. it is a painful day. >> bit upset many muslims in our area. >> i am quite sure they will be dealt with. >> to making that more concrete in the people's head. it is important. >> again libyan americans say they plan to host a vigil at lafayette square in front of the white house until 8:00 until 11:00 tonight. reporting from washington, sam ford, abc 7 news. >> thank you.
coverage of the attacks will continue on "world news" at 6:30 and on wjla.com. >> and we have developing is from alexandria, where police are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman who was jogging around 6:30 this morning, where the man grabbed her from behind. the woman screamed and escaped unharmed. police are reminding runners to be aware of their surroundings, be in a well lit area and to keep a cell phone hannity if possible. >> police pulled their ford crown victoria automobiles off of the road. abc 7 news was told of a couple of cars did have a problem. nobody was hurt. prince george's county also planning similar inspections. >> the former campaign treasurer of michael brown is denying in beslan the charges. brown says his campaign is
missing more than 100 10,000 dollars, and he has accused the former treasurer of spending the money without authorization. a lawyer issued a statement. he says brown knows the money was not stolen and his client was made the fall guy. >> the construction at the west wing of the white house is finally done. for nearly two years the west wing has been shrouded by construction and that came down today. from the outside the west wing looks pretty much the same. we are told that most of the construction was underground with repairs to a sewer lines and other. that is at least what we were told. >> and we'll show you word on an agency. >> and some large casinos. >> i am greta kreuz.
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>> metro has launched a public awareness campaign to help prevent suicide. >> since march of this year three people have jumped in front of trains and died. others have done the same thing in recent and metro is trying to change that. as part of the campaign, they are placing posters hotline number for people to call. >>d's largest casino is even bigger. in hanover it opened today and it included the addition slot machines as well as a high-minute slot area and a retail store. this makes it the third largest slots parlors in the area. >> and lots of folks will be shopping for a pumpkin. and so far, the crop is pretty good.
the harvest is already underway and will last into next month. they say the dry summer will affect some of the harvest but that overall it is expected to be a good season. >> electricity bills. >> and no need for the air- conditioning today. another great day. the weather, after the break. >> and some great weather as the national continue to -- the nationals continue to surge.
the middle class is carrying a heavy load in america. but mitt romney doesn't see it. under the romney plan, a middle class family will pay an average of up to $2,000 momore a year in taxes. while at the same time giving multi-millionaires like himself a $250,000 tax cut so, romney hits the middle class harder...gives millionaires an even bigger break. is that the way forward for america? i'm barack obama and i approve this message. [ romney ] this president
off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, e're not better off under presidentnt obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia.[ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approvero this message. how would you like to eliminate your electric bills. >> it seems like a dream but there is one home where that is happening. we have this story. >> , sweet home. the new net-zero energy house. producing as much energy as it produces at a surprisingly affordable price. >> excluding land costs in the
washington metropolitan area. about $800,000. >> built with federal stimulus money on this gaithersburg campus the four-bedroom house has solar panels, geothermal keating, insulation, and energy- inefficient everything. the idea? people can have it all. >> you can have a house that looks traditional and that will be low energy. >> but this is just the first part in about six weeks, a family moving in. >> there is the child. >> we showed the devices that were simulating the family including the two kids, using energy in different parts of the house. the monitors will be plugged in with appliances designed to turn off and on like a real family
would use them. >> their laptops are on, cell phone chargers. >> they will monitor them for one year but even after they move out the house will live on as a test site for new energy- saving options. greta kreuz, abc 7 news. >> today, sunshine. >> plenty of solar energy. >> lots of it today. wonderful. you missed the sunrise you say? >> yes. >> a beautiful sunrise. again, tomorrow morning, a clear sky for the early risers. and meanness out in the early morning. are sunrise now is getting close to 7:00 in the at the morning low temperatures again. 48 degrees. in town, you can see that urban
heat island effect. it was also a bit of a moderating influence for of friends around the bay. our high temperature that is our average 81 degrees. look at the record 41 in 1917. look at the warm air around to our west. here is the leading edge of a cool front. again, it just on time for the weekend with more dry air, and the humidity, measuring in the dewpoint, all of the way down to new orleans. this is going on over the last 24 hours. there is the dry air. a little in the atmosphere that will be coming through late friday, and then by the time we get into saturday, i think it will be out of your so in the meantime, more dry air. you will begin to see a bit of that moisture coming our way, and by later on tomorrow, some
of these showers will begin to break out. once again they may be coming through late friday, but then as you can see, i think they will be out of here by saturday. i think it will be great. when you get up and head out early tomorrow for work or school the low in the 50 boston is to 61 to 62 degrees in town. once again a lot of sunshine. a bit more. temperatures in the 80's. friday some humidity. and there is that slight chance, i think, of a late-day shower. saturday and sunday still look good with comfortable air on us. temperatures near 80 degrees. later on next week, some cooler air coming in. that is the very latest. also look for the new member of our weather team.
4:30 until 7:00 in the morning. jacqui jeras. >> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your toyota dealers. moving you forward. >> st. louis this week? >> st. louis. the redskins went back to work today in preparation for this week's game in st. louis. the rams are the early three- point favorite even though the skins are 1-0. they are still the underdogs. still, all anybody wants to talk about is rg3. and some incompletions. he threw it away. and we are at redskins park with the very latest on the team's biggest hero. >> it was upbeat in the locker room which as you know, has
been rare. he was named the offensive player of the week becoming the first rookie quarterback ever to win the honor. robert griffin iii had plenty to be excited about today. >> the way we performed last week we have to continue to do that. >> not all me did he win the offensive player of the week honors he got the cover of "sports illustrated" again for his performance in the washington win over new orleans. >> the coach told me that i set the bar high and that i have to continue to go up. >> he even started a nationwide trend. >> who would have thought being knocked on your butt would have an effect like that. >> it came as no surprise to his teammates. >> we have a chance. >> and even the most established
veterans are commending him for how he handled the pressure both on and off the field. >> to be the same guy from the preseason to now. that was very impressive to me. >> he also said he can throw left-handed, but only 30 to 40 yards, so do not expect to see much of that. coach mike shanahan said he did not practice today. reporting at redskins park, abc 7 sports. >> all right, thank you very much. i want to see him play behind his back like sonny jorgensen did. and washington d.c., probably has more notre dame graduates than any other city. the irish will join the acc in all sports except football where they will remain independent, but they will play
five acc football teams each season, so it seems to be a great deal for the schools. the irish are not expected to be in the conference until 2014. all right, let's go to baseball. harper is the first teenager to have these hits. he went 4-5. but this is more. energy. he runs, he takes risks. and he keeps other teams on edge. the national's lead over the braves. they play the mets tonight and then start a three-game series with the braves thursday. that can all but wrapped up the pennant for the washington nationals. it seems incredible. >> 7.5. >> 7.5.
than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under preside obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approvero this message. >> sunny day, and tomorrow will be the service for neil armstrong. >> i was one of the
some of our children's greatest experiences have been in the smaller classrooms. vo: but mitt romney says class sizes don't matter... and he supports paul ryan's budget which could cut education by 20%. you can't do this by shoving 30, 35 people into a class and just teaching to some test... these are all issues that really he personally cannot relate to. to be able to afford an education, to want the very best public education system for you children. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest
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