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dupont circle. john gonzalez is live at the scene in northwest washington. good morning john. toss to eileen
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toss to eileen - day 10 of our heat
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- day 10 of our heat wave - storms likely sunday - refreshing airmass moves in next week - it's going to feel amazing!!!! today: hot, but not as humid. partly to mostly sunny skies. highs: 88-92 tonight: comfortably mild. partly cloudy. lows: 67-74 saturday: mix of sun & clouds. more humid. isolated afternoon storm, mainly in the mountains. highs: 88-92 breaking overnight.
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new details about what lead up to a police involved shooting in prince george's county. just before 11 oclock last night-- officers attempted to pull over a driver on shady glen terrance in capitol heights. police say the driver is a suspect in a series of violent crimes. but as officers approached the vehicle, the driver took off. later-- police say the man got out of the car holding a gun. officers opened fire, striking the suspect who is now hospitalized with non-life-threatenin g injuries. and don't forget. seven is on your side, helping you and your family fight back against crime. check our "spot crime" maps on wjla dot com, to stay aware of the latest crimes near where you live and work.
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happening today.. investigators are expected to release information into the cause of that deadly explosion at a silver spring apartment building. sources close to the case tell our maryland bureau chief brad bell, a problem near the meter allowed gas to fill a utility room. that ignited - in a devastating explosion. 7 people were killed, dozens more hurt. we'll bring you live coverage of that news conference when it happenes later this morning. developing right now-- a whirlwind 24 hours for a group of american olympic swimmers. right now-- two of them are finally on their way back to the u-s, after being detailed in brazil for 24 hours. rio police now recommending criminal charges against 12-time medalist ryan lochte and teammate ryan feigan... for filing a false report. the men claimed that after leaving a party-- when they were robbed at gunpoint by men pretending to be police officers. however, rio police say that never happened. they say the swimmers actually got into a fight with a security guard after they vandalized a gas station bathroom. rio's c
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atletes to apologize - telling brazilian reporters that the only truth to their story is that they were indeed drunk. and one of those swimmers now on his way back to the u-s -- is rockville's jack conger. he is not charged in the case. the 21-year-old conger grew up swimming for the rockville-montgom ery swim club, and "our lady of good counsel high school." the school's president telling us , he's not sure what to make of all this. he describes conger as a "good, good counsel falcon." new today ... if you get a sudden craving for ben and jerry's but don't feel like leaving the house ... you're in luck. amazon is now offering one-hour delivery to prime customers in much of northern virginia ... and two-hour delivery is free. the service covers everything from gadgets to pet supplies. but customers really turn to amazon when they have a snack attack. among the most ordered items ... ice cream, bananas and gummy bears. coming up.. spreading destruction on the west coast. a growing blaze.. destroying dozens
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know how bad the damage really is.. running up the score. team usa sets another historic record at the summer games in rio. more on that-- and the outrageous medal count.. coming up.
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- day 10 of our heat wave - storms likely sunday - refreshing airmass moves in next week - it's going to feel amazing!!!! today: hot, but not as humid. partly to mostly sunny skies. highs: 88-92 tonight: comfortably mild. partly cloudy. lows: 67-74 saturday: mix of sun & clouds. more humid. isolated afternoon storm, mainly in the mountains. highs: 88-92
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was one big problem. we'll tell you more about a mix up that almost cost a man his life.. who says you don't get do-overs? we'll break down an unusual day on the track in rio.. coming up developing now..
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making progress in battling a massive wildfire in san bernardino county, california. that fire is now 22-percent contained.. up from only four-percent yesterday morning. some evacuees are now allowed back home. the fire broke out tuesday, in the cajon pass, just east of los angeles. the fire has now scorched 56 square miles. many homes have burned, but it's still unclear how many. developing now-- the chicago police chief is recommending the city fire seven of his officers for covering up the details of the deadly shooting of 17-year-old laquan mcdonald. this comes after a city investigation found that dash-cam video completely contradicts the officers' account of the 20-14 shooting. the officers all said mcdonald lunged at them with a knife. the video shows mcdonald did have a knife -- but he was moving away from officers when he was shot 16 times. officer jason van dyke -- the only one who fired his weapon-- is
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murder. 40 men are under arrest, after a child pornography sting investigation in new jersey. the six-month probe led to the arrest of at least one person from each of the state's 21 counties. the suspects range in age from 20 to 72. police say the arrests were the result of a proactive scanning of internet traffic. charges include possession of child porn.. and distribution of images and videos depicting children engaged in sexual activities. a new jersey man is speaking out, after troopers shot him, while responding to the wrong house. last month, state police were at gerald sykes' house by mistake, investigating a 9-1-1 hangup call. he thought they were intruders, and grabbed his gun. an exchange of gunfire followed. sykes fired one shot, grazing an officer. sykes took two bullets to the chest, and one to the groin. sykes spent nine days in the
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hospital. he says he's beginning to feel better. and he doesn't hold a grudge against the troopers. state officials are investigating the incident. now to all the excitment in rio we are heading into the final weekened of the olympic games.. and you can bet the u-s will finish with a bang! but last night it was a bolt who stole the show. the world's fastest man again proved why he is considered the best sprinter to ever lace up a pair of spikes. after already winning gold in his best event--the 100 meter dash.. usain bolt blew away the field in the 200 meter..his third straight gold in that event.. from the men to the ladies.. it was a race against the clock for the american womens 4 by one relay after the brazilian team was disqualified for bumping a u-s runner causing them to drop the baton. they were fast enough to qualify for
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being fast is nice, but how about being able to do it all! american ashton eaton takes the honory title of world's greatest athlete winning the decathlon for the second straight olympics. he took gold in the final event--the 15-hundred meter. hes the first repeat decathlon champion since 1952! the u-s womens basketball team cruised their way into the gold medal game crushing france last night 86 to 67. diana taurasi led the way with 18.. her fellow uconn husky mia moore scored 15. they will face spain in tomorrows final. and now for the latest medal count. as of this morning, the united states is now up to 100 as of this morning, the united states is now up to 100 medals, with 35 golds. china remains in second with 58 medals. great britain still in third, and russia holding on to fourth. and seven is on your side all throughout the 2016 olympics. just text the word "rio" to 4-3-8-1-7 to sign up for text alerts about your favorite sports and athletes, as well as the latest medal counts. time now for weather day 10 of our heat wave,
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home stretch! by early next week, a refreshing airmass moves in and we'll finally get a break from the heat and humidity. until then, highs will top out in the low 90s today. it will also feel a bit better with slightly lower humidity. the humidity builds this weekend. highs remain around 90 degrees. storm chances are most likely sunday afternoon. some of the storms may be strong to severe, so stay weather alert with your outdoor plans. absolutely magnificent late august weather moves in monday and lasts through much of next week. highs will be below average with very comfortable humidity and plentiful sunshine.
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hit and run near dupont circle. that investigation playing out at the intersection of new hampshire avenue and m streets northwest. and that's where we find john gonzalez for an update.
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- day 10 of our heat wave - storms likely sunday - refreshing airmass moves in next week - it's going to feel amazing!!!! today: hot, but not as humid. partly to mostly sunny skies. highs: 88-92 tonight: comfortably mild. partly cloudy. lows: 67-74 saturday: mix of sun & clouds. more humid. isolated afternoon
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highs: 88-92 right now.. the worst is far right now.. the worst is far from over in flood-ravaged southerlouisiana. a storm last night dropped nearly four more inches of rain in some areas, including baton rouge. 13 people have been killed in the flooding.. and at least 40-thousand homes are destroyed. an editorial in the baton rouge newspaper, "the advocate" cri
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vacationing in martha's vineyard, as people in louisiana suffer. the red cross says the flooding has already cost at least 30-million dollars in damage. that number is expected to grow. the washington monument will remain closed at least through today as crews try to fix another elevator problem. the national park service closed the monument after an elevator cable broke loose wednesday. this is the second time in a week that the monument has had to close. d-c delegate eleanor holmes norton asked for a meeting with park service officials. she says she wants answers as to why the monument has been repeatedly closed for repairs. as eileen has been saying-- we are in day ten of this heat wave and local departments are adjusting services to protect
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d-p-w crews in the district say they will again start trash collections an hour earlier, at 6 a.m, instead of 7. workers are getting an early start to avoid those 90-degree temperatures. as this heat wave drags on-- it is the perfect day to get a slurpee at 7-eleven. and you can bring your own cup. the convience store chain is once again offering customers the chance to fill up almost any container with a slurpee for the price of a medium cup. there are some other limitations, like it must be clean, watertight, and actually be able to fit under the slurpee machine. but everything from empty fish bowls to hollowed-out pineapples are still fair game coming up. call it a "loch-mess".
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swimmers now coming home-- dubbed liars by brazilian police. could criminal charges on the way.. terror in turkey. a major explosion rocks a wedding reception-- we'll tell you what triggered the blast. - day 10 of our heat
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- day 10 of our heat wave - storms likely sunday - refreshing airmass moves in next week - it's going to feel amazing!!!! today: hot, but not as humid. partly to mostly sunny skies. highs: 88-92 tonight: comfortably mild. partly cloudy. lows: 67-74 saturday: mix of sun & clouds. more humid. isolated afternoon storm, mainly in the mountains. highs: 88-92 new financial scandals
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presidential campaigns. why the clintons are now vowing to refuse some charity donations.. coming up. a wedding in turkey comes to a chaotic end. a bomb explodes just a few feet away.. who police say t
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the roast looks good dad. how good? 162 likes. did i get any retweets on those green beans? yep! and they're blowing up on instagram. honey, your rump roast just broke the internet!!!! as it should. life is family mealtime and everything you need to make it picture perfect. now be sure to tag your mother because she needs more followers. ok.
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underway this morning after last months derailment of a sliver line train near east falls church. q mccray is live
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want to know about before heading out for your commute. developing now.. the latest on the saga involving
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swimmers, including jack conger of rockville.. two of the olympians are set to land on u.s. soil th
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being questioned in brazil about their claims of an armed robbery. brazilan authorities now say those claims were made up. but the swimmers refute that. abc's stephanie ramos has more. in the race for the white house.
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white house. new controversy surrounding two top campaign aids for donald trump. they are accused of failing to disclose lobbying efforts on behalf of ukraine. the associated press reports campaign chairman paul manafort and his deputy, rick gates, orchestrated a covert lobbying effort on behalf of ukraine's ruling political party. the goal was to sway u-s public opinion in favor of ukraine's pro-russian government. trump has been criticized for his friendly stance toward russian president vladimir putin. last night-- the gop presidential nominee said if is elected, he will ask senior officials in his administration to refuse speaking fees from lobbyists "or from any entity tied to a foreign government." meanwhile-- former president bill clinton made a major announcement saying the clinton foundation will no longer accept foreign or corporate donations if hillary clinton is elected president. this comes as house republicans have called for an investigation essentially calling the clinton foundation
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that they sells access to clinton's office. the clintons strongly deny that accusation. terrifying moments, during a wedding reception in turkey.. as people celebrated on the dance floor-- a car bomb explodes right outside. take a look. the bomb was targeting a nearby police station. this was just one of three bombings in southeastern turkey in the past two days. the blasts killed a total of 14 people.. and wounded at least 220 others. no one at the wedding was seriously injured. an iconic band is ready to ride the lightning again. metallica has announced it's first album in more than 8 years. the heavy metal band just released a new single called hardwired-- from it's new album, "hardwired to self destruct." it will be released in november. metallica is one of
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metal bands of all time. they are members of the rock n' roll hall of fame-- and they have sold more than 110 million albums world wide. it's 5: and time for a check on weather. day 10 of our heat wave, but we're nearing the home stretch! by early next week, a refreshing airmass moves in and we'll finally get a break from the heat and humidity. until then, highs will top out in the
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with slightly lower humidity. the humidity builds this weekend. highs remain around 90 degrees. storm chances are most likely sunday afternoon. some of the storms may be strong to severe, so stay weather alert with your outdoor plans. absolutely magnificent late august weather moves in monday and lasts through much of next week. highs will be below average with very comfortable humidity and plentiful sunshine. kidd o'shea in the now..
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amber heard's seven-million-dolla r divorce settlement with johnny depp is now in the hands of two charities. good morning washington first told you about this on tuesday and we've been follwing every detial since amber made good on her promise to give the money away. children's hospital of los angeles and the american civil liberties union are the lucky recipients of the cash. the a-c-l-u will use its portion of the funds toward efforts to stop violence against women, something the actress is a passionate about. amber had accused johnny depp of domestic abuse and got a restraining order against him in may. the two came to a settlement tuesday, oe
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scheduled to appear in court. "ben-hur" is looking for some divine intervention. the 100-million-dollar remake of the she's is currently on a 9 city tour, dc lucky enough to be one of the stops. a packed house at the verizon center enjoyed a night of #1 hits and broadway classics, along with tons of stories about her amazing career
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>> now, "good morning washington," on your side. we begin with a breaking news alert. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] the second of the accident in northwest d.c. in just 24 hours. jummy: a hit and run investigation playing out at new hampshire and m street. less than one mile from yesterday's deadly accident, just off logan circle.

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