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happen today for northern virginia drivers. here's what you need to know before you get stuck in added delays. new from overnight, crews rescue people trapped underneath debris after a powerful earthquake in turkey. good morning. thanks for joining us for "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm joe krebs. let's take a live look outside. skies are brightening as we get ready to start this monday in the work week. looks like we're going to have a nice day. >> welcome back to you, by the way, joe. nice to have you back. >> joe, good to see you. another gorgeous day today as we keep this beautiful autumn weather going with mild afternoons and chilly evenings and morning. yes, it's chilly on this monday morning. dress accordingly. be prepared to feel off a couple of layers this afternoon. right now sunny in montgomery, prince george's, fairfax county as well as through much of virginia and maryland.
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closer to the bay it's right near 50. western maryland and west virginia, a bit milder because of a rather thick cloud cover there. they're in the mid-40s. a few sprinkles on radar. where you see those patches of green, those are some sprinkles just to the west of front royal and making its way into the shenandoah valley, just now coming into page and shenandoah counties. our sunrise at 7:26 this morning. that's getting later and later. we fall back on november 6. we'll have our temperatures today climbing into the mid and upper 60s by midafternoon. so a mild afternoon coming up with some clouds building. more of a weak front coming in late afternoon that might trigger an isolated shower. that may linger into this evening. we'll look at that, your evening planner, in ten minutes. good morning, danella. how's the monday commute? >> good morning. i'm seeing a couple of accidents slowing you down. 295 north at the naval research lab, an accident there taking up the two right lanes.
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and then your right lane blocked as you make your way towards the franconia springfield parkway. some delays as you're continuing north on i-95 and very slow as you make your way across. i'll give you a live look at fairfax county parkway. the lanes are tied up. maybe a good day to grab a couple of your friends and hop in that hov lane. i'm back in ten minutes with another look at your traffic. back to you both. a traffic alert in fairfax county. a ramp from gallows road to the outer loop of the beltway is expected to shut down sometime today. news 4's tracee wilkins joins us live in our area with more on what drivers need to know. could be a mess. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: they already shut down the ramp. they did it just a short while ago. let me show you the picture. crews making sure you don't have access down this ramp so they can begin their work. they're going to replace this ramp. detroy it and replace it. this is all part of the hot
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lanes construction. here's a map. they're asking drivers to keep straight on gallows road and go ahead and take arlington boulevard and follow signage to the outer loop in that direction. folks who use gallows road prepare for possible delays as everyone gets used to this new change. i'm tracee wilkins live this morning in annandale. back to you in the studio. >> tracee, thank you. 6:03 now. today the trial will begin for the woman accused of murdering her coworker at a yoga store in maryland. brittany norwood is accused of killing jayna murray in march at the lululemon store in bethesda. norwood killed murray after murray found stolen merchandise in norwood's bag. the death toll is expected to climb this morning as rescue teams search for people still buried in a massive earthquake in turkey. the 7.2 magnitude quake hit the
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cities of ercz and van the hardest. angie goff is live in the newsroom with footage. >> working with torch lights and using their bare hands, rescuers continue to work desperately to find survivors. new video from overnight shows several people were pulled from the rubble of the hundreds are feared to still be trapped under collapsed buildings. the powerful quake killed more than 200 people, and officials say that number could pass 1,000. more than 1,200 rescue workers are using everything from their hands and shovels to dig through what's left of dozens of buildings. officials are reaching out through social media, and the earthquake is the leading conversation online around the district. the state department targeted americans using its twitter account at, telling u.s. citizens who need assistance how to contact turkish authorities or u.s. consulate adana. the u.s. consulate in turkey is sending out messages in turkish, sending out messages from
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president obama and hillary clinton for people in the country. there have been close to two dozen aftershocks since the quake hit. the largest measured at 6.0. aid from romania and all over is coming in. turkey is deploying its military as well. >> thanks, angie. president obama is heading west. the president will be in nevada today pushing his $447 billion jobs bill. he'll also introduce new initiatives to help the economy, including a change in mortgage rules to make it easier for borrowers facing the loss of their home to readjust their rates. another major plan is a student loan initiative he'll unveil on wednesday in denver. neither of these moves requires congressional approval. so they could be put into place rather quickly. another bad week for the burgundy and gold. the new quarterback couldn't help washington's defense that gave up more than 400 yards in the loss to carolina. the skins held the panthers to just field goals early on, but then carolina exploded in the
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third quarter, leading by as much as 13 points. redskins did try to claw their way back to within ten, but then late in the game john beck threw an interception, and that ended any possibility of a comeback. skins lost 33-20, and they're now 3-3 on the season. head coach mike shanahan says he was happy with beck's effort, but he was upset with himself after the loss. >> i was happy with his performance. i thought he did a good job. that's what you're hoping. the guy gets his opportunity to play and just keeps getting better. very disappointed in the loss. i've got to do a better job of getting these guys ready because they should have played better than that. >> linebacker london fletcher pulled his hamstring. wide receiver santana moss broke a bone in his hand. next week the redskins head north of the border. they'll play the buffalo bills in toronto.
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>> tough losses due to injury. and by the way, we are playing indoors up in toronto. i said it would be cold out there, but they're playing in an indoor stadium. >> cold in toronto probably, but not so much where they're playing. 6:07. 51 degrees. new concerns about certain chemicals from plastic bottles. researchers now say they can affect girls and pregnant women's behavior. at th"well, we could sleep we hin the same bed,ime: but it just doesn't work." she would like a firmer mattress than i would. yeah, nine out of ten couples disagree on the firmness they want in a mattress. i sleep on the couch. with our bed, the sleep number setting represents the firmness that you like on your half of the mattress.
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good morning. today you can win a wii fit plus with a balance board, just like our nbc washington page on facebook and sign up to win great prizes. we'll pick the winner today at 6:00 p.m. and make the announcement during the 11:00 p.m. newscast. >> great way to jump start your workout before thanksgiving comes around. all that eating. >> we'll be ready for that. 6:10 now. 51 degrees. a lovely look outside. we've had beautiful fall weather in the last few days. we want to know how long this is going to last. meteorologist tom kierein in the storm center with the forecast. good morning, tom. >> good morning, eun. sunday in toronto should not be
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that cold, maybe in the 50s there. but there will be showers. it's a good thing they'll be playing indoors. locally this morning, it is chilly. we're starting off in the 40s from the trinidad neighborhood in washington to palmer park and largo, franconia, silver spring. they've got high clouds drifting over, and it's in the low 40s most of those locations. out in western maryland, much of west virginia, where there's peak autumn color now, there's quite a bit of cloudiness and a few sprinkles which are advancing from southwest to northeast through the eastern panhandle of west virginia. looks like they're going to maybe stay to the west of winchester here over the next half hour. sunrise 7:26. there's capitol hill in the distance under a partly cloudy sky. a little sunshine in and out this morning and this afternoon. mid-50s by 9:00. by noontime mid-60s. ought to hit upper 60s by mid to late afternoon. here's your evening planner. we could have a passing shower, after that clearing out. by midnight mid-50s. chilly start to tuesday. we'll look at that the rest of week and the weekend.
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danella, how's traffic? i have an accident fairfax county parkway. actually looks like it just cleared. it was blocking your right lane. i see cars are moving along. that's the good news. the bad news is you're going to start to see delays around lorton. you're jammed. here's a live look at fairfax county parkway. very slow. might be a good day to grab two of your friends and take those hov lanes over here. they are nice and clear as you make your way towards 395. not seeing any problems for you there. traveling the outer loop of the beltway in maryland, starting to slow down. i'll give you a travel time right now. if you're traveling from i-95 to i-270, it will take you 13 minutes as you travel at 44 miles per hour. back to you both. >> danella, thank you. our time is now 6:12. why janet jackson is rescheduling her tour in australia. ♪
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the united states. renee nicole douceur will check into johns hopkins tonight for observation. she began experiencing vision, memory, and language problems while working at the national science foundation south pole research center. doctors say she had a stroke and should make a full recovery with proper treatment. a close call at bwi thurgood marshall airport. officials say a southwest airlines jet collided with a fuel tank over the weekend. the plane hit the fuel truck while coming in from orlando. officials say incidents like this one are very rare. the plane has been taken out of service while the crash is investigated. defense attorneys for the doctor charged with michael jackson's death will begin calling witnesses today. dr. conrad murray's attorneys are expected to blame the singer for his own death. defense lawyers are expected to call about 15 witnesses, including three medical experts, a police officer, and randy philips, the head of aeg live. murray's attorneys argue that jackson was pressured by
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philips, whose company was promoting jackson's comeback concerts in london, to show up healthy and on time for rehearsals or else the tour might be cancelled. and janet jackson is rescheduling part of her australian concert tour so she can support her family during the trial this week. she was supposed to have three shows this week in melbourne. instead are she's consolidating them all into one performance next month. in a statement, jackson thanked her fans for their support and said her family needed to be together at this time. indy car racers held a memorial service in indianapolis to remember and honor one of their own. thousands of racing fans came out for a public memorial service yesterday for dan weldon. weldon died in a crash last week in las vegas. fans should remember the 33 years of happy memories weldon left them. apple is expected to post a
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link on its website allowing people to view the private memorial held for the company's employees last week. meanwhile, steve jobs' new autobiography hits shelves today. jobs died october 5th. congresswoman gabrielle giffords is in north carolina for intensive therapy. she'll get treatment in asheville through november the 4th. giffords is recovering from a brain injury she suffered while she was shot outside a political event in tucson back in january. her office has not said whether she will run for re-election. donations are helping two families in frederick county, maryland, recover from a horrible crash. a community benefit concert was held in walkersville yesterday. nearly three months ago, 16-year-old jacqueline sheyuth
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was one of three teenagers who died in the crash in maryland. money will go to funeral expenses for sheyuth and medical expenses for sawyer smith. tomorrow sawyer plans to return to walkersville high school for the first time since that crash. a special new memorial is being dedicated this afternoon at arlington national cemetery. it will honor the 14 jewish chaplains who have died during active military service. the memorial will sit next to already existing memorials for protestant and catholic chaplains. it marks the 45th anniversary by rabbis in the u.s. armed services. parents should avoavoid let kids use products with bpa in it. but a new study shows it should be parents who need to change their habits. pregnant women who ingest bpa
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could give rise to higher behavior problems in girls. >> girls with a higher exposure to bpa during gestation had more depression, anxiety, hyperactivity, and aggression. >> the study found no link between kids' bpa levels after they were born and behavioral issues. researchers caution that more studies are needed to look at the long term health impact of bpa. >> the hunt is on for a deadly shark that killed a texas man off the coast of australia over the weekend. 32-year-old george wainwright was diving off the coast of perth when he was attacked. his friends tried to save him, but his injuries were too severe. australian authorities have now issued a catch to kill order for all great white sharks. some are unhappy about that because great whites are endangered species. maryland's black bear hunting season kicks off today.
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the hunt is garrett and allegheny counties lasts through saturday. however, the hunt could end early if the quota of 55 to 80 bears is reached by the weekend. this year 260 hunters have been awarded permits. each year the state allows a limited number of black bears to be killed to control the population. the rangers shut down the cardinals offense to tie the world series at two games apiece now. starting pitcher derek holland allowed just two hits while striking out seven. mike napoli provided the offense for the rangers, hitting a two-run home run in the sixth, and the rangers cruised to a 4-0 victory. game tonight at 6:00. and then the series will move back to st. louis for game six and possibly game seven. it was a special weekend for a special virginia boy with a debilitating disease and a vivid imaginati imagination. 10-year-old lane arrived home to a crowd of family and friends, several storm troopers, and a
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wookie. lane has duchesne muscular dystrophy. volunteer architects spent months making it happen. it was unveiled yesterday at his home in fauquier county. lane's illness affected most children's ability to walk by the age of 12. life expectancy is about 25 years old. lane's family is hoping the force is strong with this one. >> and we do too. >> that will be the case. congratulationses to them and all the folks that contributed to that great effort. very nice. >> 6:21. time for weather and traffic on the ones. meteorologist tom kierein here with a look at our fall day forecast. hi, tom. >> good morning. an ougautumn chill in the a this monday morning. down into the low 40s in much of montgomery county, arlington, fairfax, prince george's. near 50 in washington. right by the chesapeake bay and
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the tidal potomac. elsewhere, away from the waters, low to mid-40s. farther west, weather observers checking in at blue ridge, shenandoah valley, a lot of cloudiness there. it's generally low to mid-40s most of those locations. over the last 12 hours, we've seen high clouds drifting in from the south. we are producing a few sprinkles in the panhandle of west virginia. sunrise 7:06. by this afternoon, we ought to be in the 60s. just a small chance of a passing shower. partly sunny. clearing out tomorrow night. mid-40s. sunny tomorrow. afternoon highs mid-60s. mid-60s again, increasing clouds on wednesday. through the day thursday, some rain likely. after that, we cool down and dry out friday through the weekend. highs only in the 50s. danella, good morning. how's traffic? >> good morning. we're starting to slow down in our area. let's start with the outer loop of the beltway in montgomery county. the most delays i see right now are on i-95, seeing a lot of red this morning. let's switch to 3d and fly over
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i-95 south and see where your delays actually are. as you head towards woodbridge, you can see a lot of red. a little break here passing lorton, very slow, as you make your way towards springfield interchange. in fact, i-95 northbound, you're heavy. southbound, you're clear. if you continue on to 395, not so bad just yet. but look, seeing a lot of tail lights as you travel 395 from edsall making your way towards duke street. continuing on the 14th street bridge, seeing a lot of lights as well. crowning as you make your way into the city. back to you both. >> thank you, danella. >> 6:23 now. 50 degrees. still ahead on "news 4 today," a popular comedian gets a top honor.
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lady liberty is getting a high tech upgrade that will provide you with views of the city not seen in nearly half a century. they're installing web cams on the torch of the statue of liberty just in time for its 125th birthday. it will offer views of new york harbor as well as the tablet lady liberty is holding in her hand. the torch has been off limits to live visitors since 1960.
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i would want to be caught in that torch. a little freaky to me. will ferrell is the recipient of one of the top comedy prizes in the nation. >> will ferrell accepted the mark twain prize at the kennedy center. he spent seven years on "snl" before continuing on screen with "anchorman," "talladega nights" and many other characters. friends say they'd like to have dinner with his characters. >> i would enjoy having dinner with ron burgundy. i would enjoy spending time with him. >> i think it would be fine to have dinner with the guy who was in wedding crashers screaming for meatloaf, him and his mom. >> probably harry caray. that really is a character. to be honest, he took it to a whole other level.
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>> in true will ferrell fashion, he doesn't need to prepare for events like this one because in his mind, he was finally, finally awarded. a self-deprecating joke. he can't believe he was selected. you can catch the show on november 21st on pbs. >> he was finally selected. you get the irony. >> that is so will ferrell. very funny guy. time is now 6:28. we're following developments on a deadly earthquake in turkey. [ siren ] [ applause ]
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in just a few hours, jury selection begins for the woman accused of killing her coworker at an upscale yoga store in montgomery county. we have a preview of the lululemon trial. rescue workers try to dig out people from the debris after a 7.2 quake in turkey. good morning. i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. let's take a live look outside at 6:31. 52 degrees out there. chilly but still nice. i like this fall weather.
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>> the lights illuminating the nation's capitol. we've got a few high clouds drifting over now. sunrise is getting later and later. it's not until almost 7:30 this morning. we'll be getting it an hour earlier come november 6. that's when we go back to eastern standard time. right now low 40s throughout much of the region. near 50 in washington and right by the bay. prince george's, arlington, fairfax, and montgomery county chilly. only low 40s. we have a calm wind this morning. just a few high clouds drifting over and a crescent moon rising in the eastern sky. all cloudy from the blue ridge west. they're getting a few sprinkles. the little patches of green in eastern west virginia's panhand panhandle. that's going to head off to the north and east. sunrise 7:26. and these dark mornings will be with us for another couple of weeks. we'll have the temperatures riding to the mid-50s by 9:00. by noontime mid-60s.
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a look at the evening planner in ten minutes. here's a look at the monday commute. good morning, danella. >> good morning. traveling the inner loop of the beltway, an accident slowing you down just as you approach the i-95 interchange. if you're taking 270, you are jammed bumper to bumper heading south out of urbanna. those delays continue as you make your way towards clarksburg. once you get to clarksburg, you'll get a little break. those delays start again at father hurley south as you make your way towards gaithersburg. but things slowing as you make your commute. northern virginia, fairfax county parkway, you can see the lanes filling up. regular lanes as well as hov lanes starting to see congestion. your congestion starts in lorton. maybe best to hop on route 1 and avoid the mess. on the marc, two delays. penn south train number 505 six minutes, and train number 409 11
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minutes. the ramp from gallows road to the outer loop of the beltway shut down and will be for the next two weeks. this is all part of the hot lanes project. tracee wilkins will have more coming up later in our news cast. the trial of the woman accused of murdering her coworker will start today. brittany norwood is accused of killing jayna murray inside a bethesda yoga store back in march. megan mcgrath is live with more on what's expected to happen today. megan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. this is a very strange and disturbing crime, one that receives a lot of media attention. for that reason, jury selection could take a day and a half. they have 300 people in the jury pool. they'll be questioned by attorneys about what they know with regard to this case, trying to see if they have any preconceived notions or connections that would prevent them from sitting on the jury. brittany norwood is accused of killing her lululemon coworker 
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jayna murray back in march. norwood beat murray to death inside the store after the store closed for the evening. she then, they say, according to prosecutors, she cut herself, tied herself up in an attempt to try and cover up the crime. police say that norwood told investigators that she was also a victim and that two masked men sexually assaulted them and then killed murray. now, police say that story just simply fell apart. the dna evidence does not support it, and norwood was eventually charged with murder. once the jury selection is completed, we will move on to the trial phase and opening arguments. this trial could take two weeks. if convicted, norwood could get life in prison. jury selection again getting under way later on this morning. eun, back to you. >> megan mcgrath live in rockville for us this morning. megan, thank you. a man is behind bars this morning accused of murdering a cab driver. 40-year-old domingo ezirike was found shot to death inside his taxicab at anacostia avenue and
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north ponds street saturday morning. police arrested rashad terrell slye. a friend of ezirike's told news 4 he worked for the silver cab company and was working late to make extra money for his children. police are shooting for the perpetrator of the deadly shooting. the victim was 20-year-old keenan lee. he was not a student at howard. the shooting seemed to stem from an earlier fight. it was not related to celebrations for howard university's homecoming this past weekend. and d.c. police are also trying to figure out if five robberies this weekend are connected. each happened sunday in northwest washington, and three involved guns. no one was hurt. police have not yet said if they have a similar description for the people wanted in each case. when kids in spotsylvania get out of school today, they're likely to see more police
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around. it's all in response to an attempted abduction on friday afternoon on polaris court. a 9-year-old girl got off the school bus when a man approached her, chased her past a couple of houses. when she got close to her home, the suspect quickly turned around and ran off. right now in turkey, rescue teams are searching for survivors in the rubble of flattened buildings after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. the worst damage is in the eastern cities of ercz and van near the iranian border. at least 217 people are dead, but there is fear the death toll could reach 1,000. rescue teams and survivors are dealing with harsh conditions, but the extreme cold is not keeping people from digging through the rubble, in many cases, by hand. the hard work has paid off with several rescues over the last 24-hour period. one person rescued today was able to call for help on his cell phone, but the red cross says many remain trapped.
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>> we've seen a lot of buildings just collapse like that, which would be dangerous to people inside them at the time. >> the earthquake hit at lunchtime on sunday, sending people scrambling into the streets. there have been several large aftershocks since that quake. >> 6:38 is our time. the "today" show, of course, is coming up next at 7:00. let's check in to see what they are working on this morning. say good morning to matt lauer. hey, matt. >> hey, joe, good morning to you. coming up on a monday here on "today," we'll talk about the story you were just talking about arb about, a powerful earthquake rocking eastern turkey. about 200 people known dead. that toll is probably going to rise as rescue crews launch a frantic search for survivors. we'll go there live. and the family of the missing baby in kansas city takes us inside the home where she was last seen and where an fbi cadaver dog has detected the scent of human remains. plus what's it like to live
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with martha stewart? her daughter alexis claims she grew up with a glue gunpointed at her head, and there was never any prepared food in her house. we'll talk about the woman spotted hanging out with prince harry in california when we get started on a monday morning here on "today." back to you. >> thanks very much, matt. you have a great day. >> thanks. it is now 6:39. 50 degrees. president obama is proposing major changes to lending rules for homeowners. what that means to those trying to refinance.
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time for weather and traffic. good morning. i'm meteorologist tom kierein. this morning a chill in the air on this monday morning. dress accordingly. down only into the low 40s throughout much of the region. right at reagan national, it's near 50 degrees. near 50 right by the bay.
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from columbia heights to laurel, new carrollton, springfield, and wheaton, we've got quite a bit of cloudiness passing through now. we'll have that with us from time to time through the morning and into the afternoon hours. there's the predawn glow. we'll have high clouds in and out this morning and a mostly cloudy afternoon. there's a small chance of a passing shower late this afternoon. until then, climbing into the mid and upper 60s. so a mild afternoon. here's your evening planner. an early evening shower. after that, we'll clear out. down into the mid-50s until midnight. a look at changes during the week at 6:51. good morning, danella. how's traffic? first let's start with the chopper over fairfax county parkway. traveling eastbound towards the beltway, accident takes up the left side of the road. only the right shoulder lane gets you by. and the beltway starting to give you problems as you make your way towards the 395 interchange.
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looks like only one lane getting by this afternoon. and we're jammed at van dorn street. again, the inner loop of the beltway in virginia. and outer loop of montgomery county still seeing delays in this area. i'll give you a travel time. traveling roughly 22 miles per hour stop and go from i-95 to i-270. now back to you both. >> thanks, danella. our time is 6:44. the politician who says he's already thinking about running for president in 2016. ♪
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welcome back. today president obama will head out west to push his jobs bill. the president will be in nevada today to garner support for the bill. he'll also introduce some new initiatives that he says will help the economy. one of the plans is to change the mortgage rules to make it easier for borrowers facing the loss of their homes to readjust their rate. another major plan is a student loan initiative he'll unveil on wednesday out in denver. neither of these moves requires congressional approval. so they could be put into place quickly. and vice president joe biden now says that he may be considering a presidential run in 2016. in an interview this weekend, mr. biden says that he's leaving the door open to that. he's run unsuccessfully for the presidency twice. the vice president said, for now, though, he's just focusing on getting president obama
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reelected in 2012. the u.s. is among countries calling for an investigation into the death of libyan leader moammar gadhafi. early reports said the former dictator died in cross fire after rebels pulled him from a drainage ditch. new reports suggest captors may have executed gadhafi in an ambulance. an autopsy showed he died of a bullet to the head. some say how gadhafi died sets the tone of libya's governing future. people have lined up to see gadhafi's body since his death. it's being kept in a produce storage room in the port city of misrata. and libya's transitional council hopes to hold elections for the next eight months. thousands celebrated in a day of liberation this weekend in benghazi. that's where libya's civil war began. the transitional council is calling for an islamist type government for libya and to avoid all laws that contradict that. this week president obama will announce a series of actions to help the economy, including an initiative to make it easier for homeowners to refinance their mortgages.
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this is more details on a story we already told you about. the president will talk about these changes in mortgage rules. out in nevada, one of the hardest hit markets in the country, a new revised program will make it easier for borrowers to switch to cheaper loans even if they have little to no equity in their homes. according to "the wall street journal," lenders could begin refinancing loans as soon as the 1st of december. the stock futures are pointing up right now, and google is looking to buy a competitor. cnbc's jackie deangelis has those stories and more. jackie, good morning. >> good morning to you, joe. i'm just watching the futures here, and we've actually ticked down slightly on the dow and the s&p at the moment. we're going to be watching that very close lichlt ly. as you mentioned, of course, investors once again tapping their eyes to europe. it's possible european leaders will reach a deal to solve the debt crisis. talks have been extended through wednesday. we get reports this week on housing, durable goods, consumer
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confidence, and a glimpse at third quarter gdp, or how well the economy performed this summer. earnings don't let up either. 40% of the s&p 500 reporting this week. this morning we get numbers from caterpillar. the dow jones jumped 267 points on friday to 11,808. it's the dow's fourth straight weekly gain, and it's moved back into the black for the year. the nasdaq rising 38 points on friday to 2637. add google to the growing list of possible bidders for yahoo. reports say the internet search giant has talked to two private equity firms to finance a deal to buy its web rival. talks are preliminary, and google could end up deciding to do nothing. "the wall street journal" says google is at least interested in running ads across yahoo's website. and groupi ioon hits the ro today, pitching its ipo to investors big and small across
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the country the next two weeks. management will hold meetings in new york, boston, l.a., and its hometown of chicago. they hope to boost the ipo, which could value the company between $10 billion and $12 billion on november 3rd. >> thank you very much, jackie. have a great day. the world's largest retailer is hoping that lower prices will bring holiday shoppers out in large numbers. in fact, earlier in the season, walmart is announcing a new holiday price matching strategy that will guarantee shoppers will get the lowest prices no matter when they buy during the season. here's how the program will work. shoppers who buy a product, whether on the store's website or in the stores between november the 1st and december 25th will then find the identical product for less at another retailer later will receive a gift card for that price difference. a change under center could not help the burgundy and gold. it turns out the defense needed
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help. they gave up more than 400 yards to carolina. the panthers and skins traded field goals until the third quarter when carolina jumped out to a ten-point lead. late in the game, washington tries to make a comeback, but john beck gets intercepted, and that's the ball game. the skins lose 33-20 and are now 3-3 on the season. head coach mike shanahan said he was satisfied by beck's performance, but he felt he didn't prepare the team enough for this game. >> i think john overall played very well first time out. he's going to have growing pains. that's just the nature of the business when you start playing. you can see his athleticism and quick release. i've got to do a better job getting these guys ready to play. >> the redskins left carolina limping. running back tim hightower left the game. linebacker london fletcher pulled his hamstring.
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and wide receiver santana moss broke a bone in his hand. washington heads north to the border next week. they play the buffalo bills in toronto. i'm hoping we make a turnaround all around. we need to be back winning again. >> defense allowing yards, fumbles, and interceptions not good. we've got a few clouds coming through now. temperatures are chilly, though. dress accordingly before you head off to work and school. we're down to just near 40 across parts of northern virginia and into maryland. in the nearby suburbs of montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's county low 40s. near 50 in washington right by the bay. 40s shenandoah valley into the mountains where there's quite a bit of cloudiness. east, though, breaks in the clouds. a lovely sunrise coming up right around 7:30. that's getting later and later. as the day progresses, we might have a few sprinkles where you see these areas of green coming in late afternoon, early evening. we'll clear out after that and
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after midnight. by this time tomorrow morning, another chilly start. here's how we're looking at the rest of the day. beautiful plum and peach sunrise under way. sunrise at 7:26. we'll be in the 60s this afternoon. and a small chance of a late afternoon or early evening shower. otherwise, partly sunny this afternoon. then overnight tonight any shower activity should be gone by about 8:00. after that, clearing out. down into the mid-50s by midnight. by dawn tomorrow, the mid-40s. a beautiful autumn day on tuesday with some sunshine, highs mid-60s. increasing clouds wednesday, mid-60s. looks like rain likely, late wednesday night through the day thursday. friday, though, into saturday and sunday, much chillier. 30s in the mornings. afternoon highs mid-50s over the weekend. danella, how's traffic? right now chopper 4 is live over the inner loop of the beltway. we have a car turned over on its side. the accident here actually taking up the right and left side of the roadway. as you're traveling on the inner loop of the beltway making your way towards the 395 interchange, you're going to have to merge into one lane. it's going to be tricky for you.
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so first you're merging to the left. as you go further up past this accident, you're going to have to merge again to the right. again, the accident is on the right and left side. multi-vehicle accident, and we are seeing significant delays. back to you both. >> danella, thank you. and one more traffic alert for you. beltway drivers in fairfax county cannot take the gallows road ramp to the outer loop this morning. news 4's tracee wilkins joins us live with what drivers need to know. tracee? >> reporter: the sign behind me still says the ramp is expected to close. it has actually closed. in fact, construction is already under way down there on the ramp. let me give you a closer look of what they're doing there. they're going to be taking down this older ramp and replacing it with a new one. this is all a part of the hot lanes project. this work is expected to last for the next two weeks. if you're traveling north on gallows road, you're not going to be able to take the i-495 south exit ramp on gallows. you're going to have to actually keep going on route 50 and then
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look for the sign onto the outer loop. again, this construction will be under way for the next two weeks. i'm tracee wilkins live this morning. back to you all in the studio. >> tracee, thanks very much. we have breaking news. the u.s. pulled its ambassador out of syria due to security concerns. ambassador robert ford is on his way back to washington for his personal safety. right now syria is in turmoil. anti-government protesters are demanding the president be removed from office. here's a look at the top stories this morning. jury selection will begin in the lululemon murder trial. brittany norwood is accused of killing jayna murray inside the yoga store in bethesda back in march. norwood killed murray after murray found suspected stolen merchandise in norwood's bag. gabrielle giffords is in north carolina for intensive therapy the next few weeks. the arizona congresswoman is recovering from a brain injury she suffered while outside a political event in tucson back
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in january. the death toll in turkey is expected to climb as rescue crews are digging through the rubble after a powerful earthquake. at least 270 people have died in the 7.2 magnitude quake. crews have rescued several people this morning, including four people who used a cell phone to call for help. and that is "news 4 today." thanks for starting your monday with us. >> the "today" show is next. [ man ] i got this citi thank you card
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