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>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 "news at noon," on your side. >> good afternoon. i am pamela brown. apple fans rejoiced. the new iphone 5 has arrived in stores. it's created a mix of consumer frenzy and corporate phenomenon. people in bethesda waited in line early this morning. >> after months of speculation
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about when this day would come the iphone 5 went on sale this morning at 8:00 at this store in georgetown and along the east coast. people were lined up for much of the last 24 hours, a dozen of them, hoping to be among the first to get their hands on the new phone. the new iphone is not that much different from the iphone 4s but it is thinner and faster and has a new map system, but many say that map does not work properly. most of the folks don't care especially eric, who had been here since 8:00 tonight and was the first in georgetown to get the new iphone. >> we all love the latest technology. this is the best way to be part of that change.
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>> this is proving to be the most popular iphone yet. in the 24 hours that it went on sale, apple sold 2 million copies of the iphone in preorders. shortly after it went on sale this morning, you can find them on sale already on ebay going for more than $1,000. kendis gibson reporting from northwest. >> something else causing excitement the nationals big victory yesterday for the first time in 79 years. major-league baseball postseason tickets on sale in the nation's capital. an incredible night in southeast washington. >> national stance, the wait is over. your team is in the playoffs. >> music to the ears. the nationals cleanse the wild- card spot in the playoffs with last night's victory over the dodgers. the players say their goal is to
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win the east. they are savoring this moment. >> seeing people here for years the fans, 100 games a year, now for them to have a team and for the city to have a baseball team through it before it's pretty special. >> it is a baby step. >> they did admit to a subdued champagne toast after the victory, but they took it in stride. the fans were ecstatic. >> i waited 34 years for this. i have a dog named hondo after frank howard. this is better than sex, better than anything. >> ticket went on sale at 10:00 this morning and cause a jam on the national website with fans being shuffled into a waiting room. the weight was about 35 minutes. tickets to the division series
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or almost completely gone, so you better act fast. the fairfax county school bus driver suspended after a deadly accident. some students from falls church high school were on the bus thursday afternoon when the bus hit a pedestrian on gallows road and columbia pike. a pedestrian was in the crosswalk while the traffic was stopped. the bus move forward and give the woman. the driver, christine mayor hernandez has been charged with failure to pay attention -- christina hernandez. al sharpton is expected to show support for gay marriage during an event today at the national press club. lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage another group of black ministers is launching a new effort against gay marriage. prince george's county police stepping up their search for the person who attacked an elderly man. officer's hand out flyers this morning in the 3800 block of
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bladensburg road. that's where the person seen in this sketch approached the victim last saturday at a bus stops. the suspect attacked the man with a baseball bat while trying to rob him. a man shot and killed in a robbery attempt spent time in prison in connection with the murder of a beloved school principal. joel johnson was released from prison in april after pleading guilty to being an accessory in the death of brian betts, a principal a school. the largest solar power system in the area is online. 2600 panels capable of generating 830,000 kilowatt hours every year. that includes one said a panel that covers 70 spaces in a parking lot. electric cars can use the spots
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as a place to power up. we are experiencing gorgeous weather on this friday. how long will this step around? . now to. >> friday, finally. it's perfect again. if you want a good taste of all conditions, you don't have to wait long. first, let's take a look at conditions in frederick. blue skies, clear conditions, 77 degrees right now at st. john's regional catholic school. 79 at frederick airport, 72 in winchester, 75 at reagan national. we have a little humidity. that will change tomorrow. let's look at the travel forecast. minneapolis, 61, 66 in chicago. some areas of rain in chicago. in dallas, 94 degrees. sunshine in atlanta in the mid '80s. storms over the weekend. i will time that out for you
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coming up. >> sounds good. on the campaign trail, president obama is in battleground virginia. 15 minutes from now he will speak to supporters at the potomac national location in woodland. scott thuman is there. >> we are at the ballpark. we are going to see both candidates really stumping hard today. we are aware of the potomac nationals play. the president will take the podium in five minutes. consider how many times we have seen him in virginia. 42 times the president has been here. 13 times just this year. a lot of that is raising money and getting out the vote effort. the president today expected to asked talk quite a bit on the economy and about mitt romney's
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comments at a private from razor when he spoke about 47% of the electorate believe they are victims and rely on the government and that he cannot win over from obama. we will hear from the president. quite an arrival, flying in on marine one and a landing right behind home plate. the crowd in chanting four more years. it's a tight race. a new poll shows they are neck and neck. we will hear from mitt romney today as well. he is in nevada and will talk about a statement the president said, that you cannot change washington from the inside. more coming up tonight beginning at 5:00 and 6:00 on abc 7. >> thank you. the romney campaign is also focused on swing states.
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republican nominee mitt romney will campaign this afternoon in las vegas. his running mate paul ryan is in new orleans. ann romney is campaigning in nebraska. following a developing story out of washington. in northwest at the u.s. attorney's office on fourth street in northwest an fbi source tells abc news four people came into contact with a package. it's not clear what was inside. police or on the scene for about an hour before giving the all clear. we are waiting to learn more about an fbi search taking place right now in virginia. newschopper 7 captured this video from 3800 wagon wheel lane in woodbridge. it's not related to the president's visit nearby. a and other anti-american protest overseas, 15 people dead after police opened fire on rioters in pakistan. they had set fire to a cinema.
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earlier today, police fired tear gas into crowds in several cities after protesters began throwing rocks at officers. another milestone in the war in afghanistan. the u.s. troops third is over. the last of those forces have left the battlefield and the country. their goal was to stabilize the country's sole u.s. and international trainers could develop afghan security forces. that still leaves 68,000 american troops in afghanistan. coming up on abc 7 news at noon a story that will touch your heart. the special gift one foundation is giving to a child suffering from a brain tumor. troubling times for [ male announcer
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captioned by the national captioning institute >> a major move in fighting the war against cancer. in houston they will announce a program today to increase survival rates for five types of cancer including lung, ovarium and prostate cancers. there were inspired by john f. kennedy's determination to go to
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the moon in the 1960's. a foundation is making dreams come true today by helping a little boy and his family. brianne carter has more. >> it is a trip to the airport most kids cannot even dream of, walking hand in hand with mickey mouse and minnie mouse with your own carnival waiting at the gate. that is a dream and reality is for this 3-year-old. he is a vivacious and active little oil. in 2010, doctors found a brain tumor. he had a 14-hour surgery to remove it. he has had several rounds of chemotherapy since then and other treatments. now the tumor is gone but it has a high rate of recurrence. every three months goes back to the doctor for more tests. >> it has been very difficult very emotional/ >> for the next week jeffrey and his family will not have to worry about doctors' appointments. instead they can focus on family fun.
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thanks to the foundation, he will join 39 other children with life-threatening illnesses and their families for a cost three weeks of fun in orlando. >> having fun for a week. >> this trip will be extra special for jeffrey. >> his birthday is on sunday. a magical experience. >> passengers waiting for their flight could not help but feel the excitement on this special day. >> it's wonderful. >> when they get to their layover in dallas there will be another party and then it's on to florida for the magic. at reagan national airport brianne carter reporting. >> the space shuttle endeavour pose a cross-country trip. is trip. it made more flight orders last night, giving spectators a show
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in tucson, arizona including gabrielle giffords, before landing at edwards air force base in california. it took off 15 minutes ago and will land for the final time in los angeles. it will be moved to a museum next month. american airlines has been plagued by delays this week and under the cancellations. some executives believe the pilots are calling in sick on purpose and flight crews are filing huge numbers of maintenance reports of in order to slow down operations. they believe it is an attempt to punish the company for imposing cost-cutting measures as part of its bankruptcy reorganization. >> people are now starting to shop for thanksgiving. they have a choice. airlines need to get their act together. >> the faa is concerned enough to have stepped up scrutiny on american and is now monitoring. the monitoring 7 is on your side with a recall warning from gm. a half million cars need repairs because of the gear can slip
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while in park. it affects the chevrolet malibu, pontiacs g6, and saturn aura with a 4-speed transmission. four crashes have been reported. we have gorgeous weather and it feels great. the autumnal equinox is tomorrow. >> that after 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. we will have almost equal parts daylight and darkness. it is the latin word for equal. it is working in our favor. here's a look at the sunrise from early this morning, beautiful time lapse. sunrise at 6:55 today. just over 12 hours a day like
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today. you just saw the picture of the few clouds in the sky at this time. that's all. it's comfortable with low humidity. 75 in the district. in manassas, 68. 68 in cumberland. temperatures are close to where they should be for this time of year. we are on par for today. that will change a little tomorrow. 59 degrees at reagan national. for national. that means the air is not overly humid. still pretty good. that will change as well tomorrow. you will notice an uptick in the humidity and in the temperature. that will give us a better chance of showers and thunderstorms especially tomorrow afternoon and evening. nothing but clear condition over washington. off to the west, you will notice a lot of clouds mainly through ohio and into canada and kentucky. that part of the cold front that will push our way. a secondary front will have more
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of a kick to it. that will catch up with the initial front tomorrow and will stir up our atmosphere and give us showers and thunderstorms probably late afternoon and early evening in the metro area on saturday. noticed this behind a cold front. fall-like air by sunday. there's a threat of gusty, damaging winds on saturday. through the '70s for the rest of today, in the '50s and '60s tonight. tomorrow, breezy and a little more humid. 85 degrees and sunny. the showers and storms will hold off for the washington nationals game, it looks like. it will probably hold off until just after that. near 70 on sunday, perfect. >> thanks so much. a convenience store clerk pros a
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beer to fight off a would-be robber. and a look at the world in contact sports for children, what every parent should be asking about to protect t
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>> explored a convenience store clerks used beeer to foia -- beer to fight back against a robber. it forced him to drop the money and run. police later caught up with the suspect. tourists at an african safari in kenya got more than they bargained for when a wild animal hop on board and it was caught on camera. take a look. old my god. -- oh, my god. >> they sat idle i with the large castt 40 minutes. -- eye to eye. there is help for people with severe food allergies. new research shows it might be
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cured by eating eggs. there's hope for other allergies as well. tonight at 5:00, more on the study results, the researchers and now below. who -- [ romney ] my plan is to
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help the middle class. trade has to work for america. that means crack down on cheaters like china, it means open up new markets. next, we've got to balance the budget. you've got to cut the deficit. you've got to stop spending more money than we take in. and finally champion small business. have tax policies, regulations, and healthcare policies that help small business. we put those in place; we'll add twelve million new jobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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"it's time to stand up to the cheaters and make sure we protect jobs for the american people." mitt romney? tough on china? romney's companies were called pioneers in shipping us manufacturing jobs overseas. he invested in firms that specialized in relocating jobs to low wage countries like china. even today part of romney's fortune is invested in china. romney's never stood up to china. all he's done is send them our jobs. i'm barack obamna and i approve this message. >> congratulations to our news partners at wtop. they have won two prestigious
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awards. major market station of the year and another. the big national game is tonight. all the fans are so excited for the big victory yesterday. >> now we want to win the division. let's keep going. there's an evening game tonight. the weather should be fine. the storms tomorrow should hold off until after the game. fall-like on sunday monday, and tuesday. >> thanks for being with us. have a great wee
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