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mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funng. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth h control. we can't afford d to let him tak away our choices... to take away basic health h care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades. >> live and in hd, this is abc "news at noon," on your side. >> after weeks of speculation it's official. the national zoo's giant panda bear is a new mother after five pseudopregnancy is in just as many months. john gonzalez is joining us where the celebration continues at the national zoo.
>> there are hundreds of people here at the national zoo this afternoon. in new they would not get a new glimpse of the new baby, but just being around the area. zookeeper's are very surprised at the new edition. >> what do you say to him? >> happy father's day. >> the proud father tian tian. even the smallest visitors are excited. after seven years of being artificially inseminated and two false pregnanc she gave birth. >> she's very strong. >> it will be days or maybe weeks before the public gets a glimpse of the new cub. mei xiang has built a large nest of the newborn that the size of
a stick of butter. >> maybe around christmas or the first of the year. correct but that does not stop people from getting as close as. >> fun to take him to the zoo for its first trip. >> the mama bear had a less than 10% chance of getting pregnant after seven failed attempts. in 2005 we met her firstborn. >> it's a nice addition to the zoo. >> a very festive mood at the national zoo today. hundreds of families and children waiting to see tian tian perhaps. according to chinese tradition the cub will not be named for at least 100 days. and it will be perhaps months before we get a glimpse. zookeeper's are holding a press
conference on the new birth. you can that on news channel 8 going on right now our sister station john gonzalez. report . the celebration continues. ittomorrow looks to be very different for the weather. >> completely different than what we have been experiencing this entire week. it has been so sunny and comfortable. things are changing. september in washington is the transition season, so we get strong storms. heavy rainfall tomorrow. in the '70s right now, 72 at reagan national, 73 in frederick. here's the travel forecast minneapolis. , 61 today. omaha, 64. 77 in kansas city. that's where the cold front currently resides. that is pushing east. that will make it here tomorrow, along with a palm of moisture from the gulf of mexico. bad and a lot of wind shear in
our atmosphere will likely cause serious of severe storms. we will talk about it coming up. >> d.c. police on the lookout for a very young suspect. they say a group of young children to commence a cellphone at a mcdonald's in northeast d.c. very young. jummy olabanji has the story. >> its crazy. >> its crazy. >> what's going on in the world? >> pretty much every customer we talked to outside its northeast mcdonald's had the same sentiment about what police a happened sunday night. >> no care for life. surround 6:30 sunday evening a customer at this mcdonald's on nannie helen burroughs avenue was approached by three young boys. there was some sort of altercation and then the victim pulled out his cellphone to call police. one of the boys grabbed it and they all ran off. what is so unusual is the robber is only six or seven. >> it's terrible.
a 6-year-old child? >> it may just be a cell phone, but people will live in this neighborhood tell us that someone willing to take a phone may be willing to do more like take a wallet, car, or even take a life. >> they walk around with nothing else to do but take items that don't belong to them. >> sometimes it's not good to come outside at night. >> customers say police should be looking for the parents too. >> no home training. a lot of that starts and home with the parents. >> it's sad if you have a child running around the streets like this. >> he's only about four feet tall and weighs about 100 pounds. if you have any information about this robert, call d.c. police. in northeast washington, jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. >> one person in the hospital
after being trapped under a tractor-trailer. it happened in northwest washington. the person was pinned under the rear wheels in the 5 a hundred block of 14th street. crews were able to free the person and take him or her to the hospital. this was the scene this morning at about 10:45. crews have not yet talked about the extent of the injuries. >> a man charged with trying to set off a car bomb in chicago expected in court today. the 18-year-old adel daoud was arrested friday. an undercover agent gave him a fake car bomb and watched him pressed the trigger to detonated outside a crowded bar. a court affidavit said that he was an active member of the jihadist web site and if conducted on-line searches for information on making bombs. a developing story anti-u.s. protests spread around the globe. american troops facing threats not just in the milatest attacks have come from people that the troops know well. now more. >> tensions and simmered in the
middle east after last week's violent protest, but the unrest has spread to other parts of the globe. a large protests in indonesia the philippines, pakistan. and in kabul, where thousands of afghans through rocks and stormed cars. the anti-muslim film that mocks the prophet muhammad. in the afghan capital the entire american fevers burning. it's the fourth day of protests in afghanistan against the low- budget film that was produced in the u.s. this man said they will continue to protest and as the infidels correct themselves, he says. this was after brazen attack by the taliban this weekend. militants stormed a campus where prince harry is stationed. he was at least a mile away when this occurred. >>able to execute this attack in a professional manner. they were able to do reconnaissance posing as
farmers and watching how the marines worked on base, where they worked. >> 15 taliban fighters disguised themselves in american military uniforms and blasted a hole through an outer wall. >> 15 suicide attackers roaming individually on the base blowing things up. >> the protests against the film are not likely to die down anytime soon. the leader of hezbollah in lebanon as called for massive demonstrations over there this week. >> in under 30 minutes the former u.s. ambassador to afghanistan will speak about that country's future. at 12:30, crow's pearyan crocker will speak in d.c. he stepped down as ambassador in may and was replaced by his deputy james cunningham. metro trains are back to normal after put onto a single track between branch avenue and naylor road after metro said a deal was struck -- deer was
struck on the green line. an effort is underway to make sure infants are safe when they go for ride. crustaceans secretary ray lahood and other leaders picked off child passenger safety week. the ntsb says car crashes are the number-one killer of children under the age of 12. turning to the campaign trail, mitt romney releasing a new ad today for his economic policy. >> we've got to cut the deficit. got to stop spending more money than we take in. >> includes expanding trade balancing the budget, bolstering small business, and changing the president's tax policy. he said the plan would create 12 million jobs in four years. romney is headed to los angeles today to speak at the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce. tonight telemundo airs his plan. president obama is taking on chinese trade policy in ohio.
his complaint to the world trade organization will target chinese subsidies for exports of cars and auto parts. the white house says the subsidies are putting u.s. automakers at a competitive disadvantage. both camps are fighting for the swing state of ohio which has been hit hard by lost manufacturing jobs. coming up, renewed frustration in chicago with the teachers' strike entering its second week. now the mayor is bringing them to court to try to done. national spotlight shining on a student at the university of maryland after using a near- death experience to give back to the community. have you seen video of a young child supposedly playing with a guerrilla? that story's coming up. take a look outside. comfortable temperatures under
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forward. anncr: forward. >> the chicago streakers -- teachers strike has entered its second week. now mayor rahm emanuel to is asking an illinois state court to force teachers back to work. he said the strike is illegal because it endangers student's health and safety. union and school leaders seemed optimistic last week, but teachers say they need time to look at the contract offer.
the royal family is hoping for help from the court after an italian gossip magazine has released an additional 26 pages of topless photographs of the duchess of cambridge. their lawyers are taking the french magazine to court in an effort to block the release of even more pictures. the french and italian magazines are owned by the same publishing house. >> i think that william is looking to the future and he has said it's his number-one concern to prevent a similar fate that diana experienced. >> the photographs were taken while there were on vacation at a relative's home in the south of france. they are touring the asia- pacific area. at the door is winding down. they will be getting back to the palace. adam caskey has a look at the forecast. has been nice so far. >> it has been perfect for about a week and a half. it is a transition season. we get a strong cold front and
that pushes the moisture from the gulf of mexico and it stirs up our atmosphere to give a good chance of severe thunderstorms tomorrow especially tomorrow afternoon. even the morning could have a good soaking. >> that's over the next 24 hours? >> yes. i will give you that a simulation model in a moment. let's start with a time lapse from arlington. this is washington-lee high school, the home of the generals. nothing but sunshine. then the clouds rolling in from the right side of the screen, moving in from the south. clouds picketing for the rest of the day. anticipate a few areas of light rain probably after 7:00 p.m. and a little earlier out west. there's no rain associated with these clouds. the real rain is in kentucky and tennessee and all the way down to the gulf of mexico.
there's a lot of energy from the gulf all the way up the mississippi valley. the all that pushing our way. that energy will push our way carrying a bunch of moisture from the gulf of mexico. you will notice the humidity rising tomorrow and with the moist air moving into town. you have the moisture and the energy and a little instability and a lot of wind shear. that will help twistings up a little as well give us a pretty good chance of severe storms throughout a good part of the day tomorrow, not just the afternoon. even in the morning. a cold front off to the west will squeeze the moisture overp -- over washington. pretty nice and by wednesday and there's a, but tomorrow will be rather active -- pretty nice on
wednesday and thursday. the highest likelihood of the most widespread severe storms will be tomorrow probably around and after 2:00 p.m. in terms of rainfall, we will likely see heavy rainfall around here. here's our latest computer model. in rappahannock county it indicates they will see over two inches of rain. where you see the color red that's where we could see and two inches or more. a half-inch up to about three- quarters of an inch around the beltway. lesser amounts to the southeast in southern maryland. route 7 degrees right now 79 for the high temperature. scattered showers and the thunderstorms starting around 7:00 p.m. around the beltway. becoming heavy tomorrow morning and off and on throughout pretty much as the entire day tomorrow. i temperatures around 80. even when it's not stormy, it
will be gusty and windy. i don't want to rule out an isolated small tornado tomorrow. there's the possibility. >> we need to keep an eye on what's happening out there. thank you. a senior at the university maryland's is up for a big-time award from bet. when she was 11, ola ha -- had to undergo a life- saving surgery. she caught the attention of bet after starting two nonprofits. >> i was like, my gosh. it was mind blowing. >> if she wins the making a difference award, she plans to use the money to create a scholarship fund for students who live received transplants. it is a national contest and everyone can vote. she hopes everyone in the d.c. area will give their support. voting ends very soon. pollution in urban areas is putting people's health at risk.
the constant sound of traffic is causing chronic sleep disturbances. losing a little sleep here and there really adds up. tonight at 5:00, details on that report and how it's hurting your health. still ahead, the video that shows a toddler playing with a guerrilla. it sounds dangerous. it is. we will tell
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captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> coming up this afternoon on abc, anderson cooper insists down with the cast of one of the most anticipated movies and he will talk with some new reality stars as well. anderson is joining us now. there's life after harry potter for emma watson. >> she's in the new movie which opens friday. it's really good. a very moving film. the whole audience got to see it. she's a lovely. she stopped by this afternoon as
well as the long island and medium. >>--law and islan long island medium. >> she is fascinating and entertaining. >> i am a skeptic, but it's pretty amazing what she does. she walks around the audience and reads . it's interesting to watch. it is entertaining, at least. anything else we need to be aware of today? >> just our guest host is tony baxter and's sister temar. -- tony brac xton's sister. and we will talk about the chicago teachers strike and
prince harry and then doesn't photograph taken of prince escaped from a far distance. >> anderson is coming up in a few hours right here on abc 7 at 3:00,. this afternoon we will hear from the woman staring up bedrooms. the author of "50 shades of grey" will join katie couric this afternoon at 4:00 on abc 7 followed by the news at 5:00. a video shot 20 years ago is raising serious questions about safety. the video shows a toddler playing happily with a 300 pound gorilla. not in the enclosure by accident. the father is a guerrilla expert. he put the 3-year-old there.
it shows the softer side of the animals. he was hoping it would raise money for his guerrilla i'm m barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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the middle class is carrying a heavy load in america. but mitt romney doesn't seeee it. under t the romney plan, a mdle class family wl pay an average of up to $2,000 more a year in taxes. while at the same time giving multi-millionaireses like himsf a $250,000 tax cut so, romney hits the middle class hard