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i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang for this tuesday, october 14, 2014. we'll take a live look outside right now at 5:00 a.m. 67 degrees outside the studios. a pretty mild start to the day. you may open counter fog on the way to work this morning. >> chuck bell is here with everything we need to know. chuck? good morning. temperatures are already near our average high this time of the year. mid to upper 60s through much of the area. 67 ins reston. 66 in falls church and burke and maryfield this morning. radar around the metro, no rain out there but everything is wet from the cloudty skies and foggy and humid conditions outside. we have seen a little sprinkle activity out there from the blup ridge into the shenandoah valley. we'll need the umbrella in and around town. you can probably get away without the umbrella to play it safe. it will be warm and increasingly breezy today with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s today.
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all eyes are on tomorrow. what could be a very high-impact weather day tomorrow, heavy rain and a chance for flooding around tomorrow. some gusty winds and even a risk because of the heavy wind and rain options. we could see power outages coming up for tomorrow. tomorrow's highs once again in the mild 70s with the showers and storms around. we'll take you hour by hour through today to give you an idea of what to wear on your tuesday. that's coming up in ten minutes. a check on first 4 traffic now with melissa mollet. a live look at traffic, no problems right now. 66 in and out of town is looking good. 95 and prince william parkway is moving right along. indian head highway at the beltway is seeing volume. nothing abnormal this time of the day. 95 in maryland and bw parkway, we are moving along just fine. we have a brand new crash at gw parkway northbound at beltway. we'll make some falls and be back in a couple minutes with more information on that. guys? melissa, thank you.
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new this morning, we're working to find out more about a fire that hurt three people including a firefighter as flames erupted inside montgomery county apartments on needwood boulevard. the victims e b put in the ambulance here. firefighters rescued those in the apartment. we have a crew headed to the scene and will bring you a live report as soon as we can. today city leaders are pushing to close the d.c. shelter where 8-year-old ralicia rudd was taken from. they want to replace the she felt we are a safe, modern and humane place to house families. rudd was living through with her family before she vanished in march. she was taken by a janitor at the shelter who later killed himself. >> a man accused of infecting women with hiv is going to be in court later today. daniel reeves could be brought here later this week.
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he had unprotected sex with a woman in bethesda and did not tell her he was hiv positive. police say that he assaulted three women in virginia over the last year. you can save money of your taxes if the montgomery county council passes a parking lot tax bill. right now some of you have to pay a tax to finance parking lots in bethesda, wheattop and silver spring. turned bill, if you show that you have your own parking spaces, you won't have to pay the tax anymore. also, today is the first of many chances to talk to school super independent of fairfax schools. she'll be in the mount vernon area at 7:00 tonight to talk about the current state of the school system. she is in her second year as superintendent. today your feedback is welcome on the transformation of the prince george's plaza. the meeting is being held tonight at 6:30. they want to change the area into a vibrant downtown.
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the meetings at the prince george's community center in hyattsville. o-fans are pumped for the pennant asheir team plays tonight to face the kansas city royals at 8:00 tonight. this is the fourth game of the series, but you can see rain postponed their match-up last night. the o's have not won a game yet against the royals. the last time they won in this round of the playoffs was nearly 17 years ago. wow. a lot to play for. well, a good reason to watch what you say around your kids. we have the results of a new study about just how early they can sense anger. and breaking news on developments in the ebola scare. another patient has died from the disease as more airports begin passenger screening. and e mild fog out there. this is the calm before a lot of stormy weather for later this week. chuck has the timing on that ♪
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have you seen the news about barbara comstock? first, the washington post reported, barbara comstock failed to report eighty-five thousand in income. now, we learn, barbara comstock pushed a client's issues in the virginia legislature and didn't disclose it. barbara comstock shepherded a trio of bills through the legislature and into law, but barbara comstock never officially disclosed that all the while she was being paid thousands of dollars. no wonder she hid it.
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i'm angie goff at the live desk. this just in, we have video after a major quake strikes off the coast of el salvador. the impact was widespread. taking you to that video, a tsunami warning sent people scrambling, looking for shelter. some even evacuating after the 7.4 magnitude trembler struck the area. no reports of anyone hurt or major damage. from guatemala to nicaragua and western panama, people across central america said they felt it. a lot of power outages right now. thank you. today students from our region will help first lady michelle obama collect the fall harvest at the white house kitchen garden. students will also participate in a farm to school month celebration. you may want to watch what you say around your children. apparently toddlers can tell when their parents are angry at just 15 months old. that's according to a new study
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from the university of washington. researchers say toddlers watch other people's social interaction and use that emotional information to guide their own behavior. the findings also suggest an early indicator for children who may become more willing to break the rules. not surprised at all. they watch everything. they are so observant and are taking on all this. they are sponges as babies. i bet it's younger than that, i really do. all right. coming up on ten minutes after 5:00, we'll show you a live picture over the district right now. 67 warm degrees outside our studios here. and a lot of clouds in the sky. >> storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is here to tell us what to expect throughout the day. weather and traffic on the 1s now. good morning to you, chuck. >> good morning to both of you. good morning, everybody. there's fog around the area and a whole lot of soupiness is the
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better way to describe it from the tower here looking down past the national cathedral. there's the washington mop yumt. the very fact that we can see the monument which is four to five miles straight distance from the camera means visibility is not bad in up to. some of the rural areas of montgomery, loudoun counties, there is a dense fog advisory through 9:00 this morning. the big view on the radar, notice all this moisture coming northbound just hits and misses of sprinkles and showers down in southwestern virginia. and best chances for rain today will be along to the west of the blue ridge west of the metro. that being said, you may want your umbrella the play it on the safe side. going out for the early morning run, i did mine yesterday afternoon, it is humid outside. temperatures, hourly temperatures through the morning rising out of the 60s and into the mid-70s by noontime today. so bus stop weather by later on this afternoon, breezy and warm. might see a sliver or two of
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sunshine. but by and large, the clouds win out today. and there's a risk of a shower or two. rain chances are only about 30%. so you may or may not need the umbrella, but what to wear for the kiddos today, yes, indeed, sending them out. have the umbrella ready to go just in case, but it's a short sleeves kind of a day today. big chances for heavy rain coming our way to cause flooding. and the severe weather possibilities for tomorrow, gusty winds and heavy rain. we'll talk more about that in the seven-day forecast coming up in just ten minutes from now. but now, construction delays continue to plague some area roadways. melissa mollet has the latest on that with first 4 traffic. good morning. nice to see you this morning, chuck. we have construction on 95 northbound at prince william parkway hopefully out of the way soon. gw parkway northbound at the beltway, a single-vehicle crash. more on that as we learn it. 270 at old hundred road looking quite good right now. sometimes that gets backed up.
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american legion bridge, they decided to give me some other shot. i don't think this is the cars coming out of there. 66 and 95, no major issues in or out of town. 95 at cherry hill road is also moving right along. a live picture of 66 is coming up in a couple minutes. if you take the train, you're not alone. more and more people are ditching the car. we'll tell you who is leading the shift on how people are getting to work. and a mother loses all of her children in a terrible crash. she talks to us about the tragedy just hours after getting out
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heathrow airport and survivor kent brantley donated blood to the nurse who contracted the disease in dallas, nina pham. and we are learning the university of kansas hospital is testing a patient for ebola. the map recently worked on a medical boat off the west coast of africa. ebola preparedness is being talked about with the montgomery county council this morning. they will also talk about the emergency steps to be taken as well as what happens with the whooping cough. an experimental drug made in canada is being shipped to the walter reid army institute in silver spring for trials. it could be shipped to west africa in months if it works. another vaccine is undergoing trials at the national institute of health. a northern virginia man
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knows what it takes to contain the ebola virus. the first outbreak happened in 1976. gary cook lives in fairfax county and was a young foreign service officer who helped coordinate an international response the a disease that was ravaging a small village. he recalls the team of scientists who flew in from around the world to treat the then unknown virus. >> we had the a-team come in from the centers for disease control. i still remember the names of the heroes as they were dedicated and as young as i with, many of them. >> lessons from the 1976 outbreak are the subject of an article entitled "ebola then and now" published in last month's new england journal of medicine. this morning we hear from a mother who survived a crash that killed her two children and three others. she says she wishes she would have died as well. dossa boykin is now out of the
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hospital. her 1-year-old son haitian hassan and 13-year-old daughter khadiua both died in the crash. typhani wilkerson and tameika kurtis also died in the crash. virginia's candidates for the senate are waking up today with no more debates to convince you who to vote for. ed gillespie and mark warner wrapped up their debates last night. >> let me make clear, i did not offer her a job. nor would i offer her any kind of position. >> i can tell you this, the role the senator plays in the
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judicial nomination process is a critical one and a very influential one. >> t men are referring to reports that warner offered and opportunity to philip morris' daughter so he would not have to give up his seat. you can vote for the candidates three weeks from today. the clock is ticking for the november 4th election. today is your deadline to register in both states. if you can't fill out the application, you can mail in an application or fill it out online. we are talking about foggy conditions out there. you have to be driving carefully as we take a live look outside. especially because visibility may not be great. >> let's go to chuck bell to see what we are dealing with this morning. good morning. it is cloudy a muggy and mild and soupy and foggy. all those words that end in y describe this morning. it doesn't feel like october at all and won't feel like october
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at all later today either. right now it's full of cloud cover and a little bit of fog. most of the fog is out across northern maryland and out near the shenandoah valley. the weather service does have a dense fog advisory for loudoun county, montgomery county and frederick county in maryland until 9:00 this morning. we haven't seen any reports of significantly reduced visibility. just be on the lookout for it. it's muggy, 68 degrees. 64 degrees is the dew point. those numbers are close enough where it just feels awfully humid out there. the weather impact on your tuesday today, a relatively low impact. can't rule out a possibility of a shower. rain chances at 30% today. cloudy skies becoming breezy later on this afternoon. good kite flying weather for sure. temperatures in the mid to upper 60s right now. even 70 degrees already in frederick, maryland. sunris two hours away. hourly temperatures a big jump coming our way today. temperatures will reach mid to upper 70s.
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and if you see a little break of sunshine at all, you may get close to 80 degrees for a high today. you can always stay ahead of the weather on nbcwashington.com and follow me on twitter @chuckbell4 and on instagram. here's the radar image across the entire eastern united states. out in kansas city, they got rained out last night. they should be able to sneak the game in today as the area of low pressure moves east. severe weather yesterday in arkansas, alabama and louisiana. that is in georgia today. that push of unsettled weather and heavy rain, guess where that's coming for wednesday, everybody? yeah, right here. be ready for some potentially, locally, heavy rains tomorrow. could see localized flooding as well. as far as rain chances today, they will be highest from the blue ridge westbou. lower rain chances down to southern maryland. you can see a little bit in the way of a couple showers out there for now. that's really just it. the future weather forecast keeps it all cloudy all day long. rain chances begin to increase after the sun goes down tonight.
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the seven-day forecast, how about a 78 today? 76 tomorrow. but a chance for some stronger thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening. rain chances linger off and on through your thursday. and then, yes, indeed, there's always sunshine somewhere on the seven-day. it returns on friday with a high of 72. saturday, full sunshine, 74. sunday, sunny and 66 degrees. a little something for everybody in that seven-day forecast. melissa mollet has something for everybody as well in first 4 traffic. good morning. good morning. we are looking good. friday, saturday, sunday and monday are looking good. taking a look at the roads, we are moving along. no problems at 270 at shady grove road. all the folks are headed into town this morning. 50 at sully road looking good. no major problems there. 66 up bound and outbound, you're completely fine this morning as we approach 5:30. coming out of virginia headed up 95, you're looking good.
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headed out of town down 95, you're also just fine right now. taking a live picture of woodrow wilson, no problems there. prince george's county side of the roadway, branch avenue, pennsylvania avenue, 301, all looking good. indian head highway in and out of town, no problems there. and a look in maryland taking a look at 95 and bw parkway. we are looking good as well. no major issues there. remember to follow us on twitter @first4traffic. you can also like us on facebook. 5:23. in the day ahead, you can see a new mural created by students in prince george's county and brazil. school leaders will officially unveil the joint project at the administration building upper . students traveled to brazil to work together on a mural called walking with purpose. the kids in prince george's county have new memories with their fathers. hundreds of dads and male role models took part in men make a
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difference day at the prince george's county schools. they hosted the fathers for breakfast and visits to their children's classrooms. the dads told news4, when they were kids many of them didn't get the same chance. >> he taught me a lot. my father was around but he wasn't there for me. >> they are recognizing their father's contribution to their children's academic success. today bowie police will show off their first fleet of electric motorcycles. it's the first of its kind in the state of maryland. here's a look at deputy police chief dwayne preston on the new motorcycle. the department is one of the first agencies on the east coast to buy electric motorcycles for its patrols. the department will hold the news conference at 10:00 this morning near the amphitheater at the allen pond park in bowie. the department will use two electric motorcycles to patrol 13 parks in the city. mcdonald's is planning to answer all of your questions about their food. you can submit questions via twitter and facebook.
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the company plans to respond to the most common questions and nothing is off limits. one question asked is, does mcdonald's beef contain worms. no, gross, end of story. that's a quote. d.c. just earned another dubious distension. apparently local pet companies received more calls about rats last year than their counterparts in new york city. the district took the third spot on the orkin ratiest cities list. the big apple was in fourth. chicago and los angeles topped the list. there are two cities worse than d.c. see, it's okay. baltimore was in ninth place. you're fine. >> i really -- if you think living here, i would get used to it. the rats in d.c. are as big as my forearm. and they are not afraid to come and ask you for your food to your face. it's a different kind of rat here in d.c. the major meeting today
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discussing isis and how it could change president obama's strategy in targeting the terrorists. more unrest in ferguson, missouri. what led to the arrest of more than 50 people. and you're looking live from national harbor this morning. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell will let us know whether we'll see the sun before major storms move in tomorrow. you're weather and traffic always on "news4
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in the stories making headlines right now at 5:29, we are learning more information about the fire that hurt three people including a firefighter as flames erupted inside an apartment in montgomery county. the fire started just after 1:00 this morning at the mallard cove apartments on derd wood. city leaders are looking to close the shelter where malicia rudd was last seen alive. and breaking developments on the ebola scare. a german hospital says the u.n. medical worker infected with ebola in liberia has died. the news comes as screenings for the virus begin today at london's heath row airport. we'll have much more on the stories throughout the morning, but first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gil dis christ.
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coming up at 5:30 this tuesday morning, a warm 67 degrees outside our studios. and it is soupy when you step out there today. >> dealing with fog. we'll check in with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell to get a look at the kind of day we'll have. good morning, chuck. it's a hot chicken noodle soup. it is not cold potato soup, it is very moist and very warm. temperatures are already in the mid to upper 60s across much of the metro area. typical for the average high temperature this time of the year. storm team 4 radar showing no drops out of the sky just yet, but everything is wet from the moisture around yesterday. and there's a chance for a couple showers today. look at the big plume of moisture lifting northbound here. better chances of rain from the blue ridge westbound today. but even a 30% chance of a quick shower in the metro. don't turn your back on a little bit of a rain chance. but it will be mild today. temperatures mid to upper 70s. fredericksburg, stafford, might get close to 80 degrees later this afternoon. so be ready for a mild day
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today. and then tomorrow, that is the big weather day of the week. a possibility of some flooding coming our way for tomorrow. with some higher wind gusts. as a result of the wind and the rain tomorrow, could even see some power outages late tomorrow afternoon. tomorrow's highs once again in the 70s. coming up in ten minutes, we'll take you through your today hour by hour to let you know what to put on the kiddos before heading to the bus stop. for now, a check on first 4 traffic with melissa mollet. good morning. good morning. nice to see you this morning. perhaps a raincoat would be a good thing to pack for later today as the kids head out to the bus stop. 270 headed out of frederick, it's a little bit slow. i'm kind of all the way seeing this until clarksburg and then it opens back up again. a little bit of volume building on 270 southbound. a wider look at things, no major problems in or out of town. we are pretty green everywhere right now. just keep that going. 66 at west ox road is moving right along. 95 is slow approaching quantico.
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then it loose ns up once again. beltway at st. barnabas moving along. no major issues there either. and as for 95 in maryland, that's looking good. just look to the camera there and we'll show you that live coming up at 5:41. also travel times coming up in ten minutes. see you then, melissa. thank you. 5:32. a developing story now targeting isis. that's what president obama will discuss with 21 defense leaders from around the world this afternoon. so far the u.s. is focused on air strikes in iraq and syria. but critics say the president should begin a ground-based attack. nbc's tracie potts is live on capitol hill with more. tracey, good morning. >> reporter: eun, good morning. don't expect any major changes, policy changes we are told will come from this meeting but there's a key question. and the question is which of the 22 nations including the united states is going to be willing to commit the ground troops. the u.s. has said no and pushed
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for the arab countries to do that. but without ground troops, this campaign could be the longer and less successful. all agree on that. what we are expecting today over at andrew's are ten arab countries and 11 other partners to sit down. their defense chiefs will shut down to talk about how they are going forward with this campaign. turkey could be key in that effort. turkey is now denying that they gave access to their bases for the u.s. and its coalition partners to use for the air strikes, but they do say they will help out with training of the syrian rebels against isis. >> tracie potts live on capitol hill for us. thank you. ending the fighting in ukraine will be the focus of a meeting between secretary of state john kerry and his russian counterpart. that meeting will be held in paris later this morning. ukraine says russia is following through on president vladimir putin's order to pull back troops from the border. ukraine, the u.s. and the european union accused the government in moscow of providing weapons, financing the
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troops to pro-russian separatists in southeastern ukraine. moscow denies the allegations. oscar pistorius back in court for the second day of his sentencing hearing. right now his agent is on the stand testifying about his charity work. once the defense is done calling witnesses, the prosecution will have its turn. the phase of the hearing could last up to a week. pistorius was found guilty of culpab culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. he could face up to 15 years in prison. many classes are canceled after a storm spawned tornados in several states. it's blamed for two deaths, one in arkansas and one in alabama. more than 50 people now have arrest records after police detained them during protests in ferguson, missouri. protesters capped off days of demonstrations with a, quote, moral monday march from a church
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to police headquarters. you can take a look here at activists and professor cornell west who you can see there was arrested, too. police officer darren wilson shot and killed michael brown just over two months ago. there's a protest against gun violence in our area today at 10:00 at the nra headquarters in fairfax. organizers did not say how many people they expect to be there. they hold similar protests once a month. today you'll learn what is included in the emergency room plan for the -- or the energy plan for the state of vermont. terry mccoluogh is looking to bring first plans to the state.
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last month a jury convicted bob mcdonald and his wife of taking gifts from johnny williams. the missing uva student's parents are asking for you to help find hannah graham. the fairfax teen disappeared more than a month ago. in a statement, they say they are heartbroken that no one has come forward with hannah's location. jesse matthew remains in jail charged with her abduction and is under investigation for a possible connection to the abduction and death of morgan harrington in 2009. 5:36 right now. and three virginians have been selected to participate in the fall white house internship program. 140 people were selected from across the country to take part in this semester. virginia's interns are from herndon, manassas and falls church. the white house says this
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program provides an opportunity to gain professional experience and build leadership skills. well, good for them. congrats. we have one d here t too long ago. we'll tell you the new steps fema is taking to make sure you're ready during an earthquake. and a drastic change for the church. the new language the vatican is using on homosexuality and the fa. plus, a humid start to the morning as we take a live look outside this morning. you're dealing with fog. chuck is back to tell you what to wear on your way out the door this morning.
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before you grab your cup of joe this morning, we have news about the taste of your coffee that may perk you up. eight out of ten of us drink one cup of coffee every day. with so many options out there, what is the best one? well, shopsmart magazine hired
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two tasters to find the best coffee in the country from whole bean and ground to single cup pods. they brewed their way through 37 different specialty and popular store coffee blends. >> we were looking for good qualities like fruity, floral, sweet, like caramel or chocolate. we were also looking for bad qualities like burnt, ashy or underripe flavors. >> we'll find out the results of their survey and the winning cup during the "today" show at 7:00 this morning. they wouldn't tell us. >> we have to wait until 7:00. >> yes, we do. just like everyone else. >> i like putting flavor into my coffee with a creamer, but i don't like the flavored beans themselves. that's my thing. >> i'm with you as well. i couldn't explain to you about the aroma and flowery and all that oaky stuff. it just needs to be good. >> and hot. 5:41. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is here with more on what to expect outside.
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it is cloudy out $rigthere righ now. good morning, everyone. >> good morning. we should expect very little in the way of sunshine today with a sliver or two. but by and large the clouds win out today and that will not impede the warm-up at all. our view from the tower cam looking over national cathedral, the washington monument is visible, so the fog is not as big of a problem as a couple hours ago. the dense fog advisory has been lifted. so just areas of locally, patchy fog. visibility is not that badly reduced. rain showers across southwestern virginia is part of the huge push of moisture that is coming in our direction for later on today, tonight and tomorrow. out the door on weather today, the best chance for rain. it's a slow chance, but 30% out to the west with temperatures in the 60s to near 70 degrees. so it will be a mild day today. county by county, we'll reach up to the mid to upper 70s today with only a quick shower or two possible. so by and large, getting the kids ready, short sleeves and maybe a precautionary umbrella.
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that's all they need for the day today as temperatures again will surge into the 70s. so short sleeves today, melissa mollet. good morning. good morning. i actually listened to you today with the short sleeves. i need to get a couple more in before it gets really cold here. 95 in maryland at 100, no problems there. we were seeing a little bit of volume build. a wider look at things, no issue there is. looking good looking at the beltway. taking a look at travel times, 270 from 118 to the beltway, 12 minutes. also running on time in virginia, 66 from fairfax county parkway to 495 eastbound there. and then 95 northbound from quantico to 495, 25 minutes. that's as good as it gets. i'm back in ten minutes. happening way too often, drivers illegally passing stopped school buses. this morning, we'll tell you about one county's plan to make your child's trip to school a safer one. and the vatican changes its
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language on divorce and homosexuality, but questions remain on whether it will lead remain on whether it will lead to policy changes in in cases of rape and incest, just remain on whether it will lead to policy changes in like the right-wing republicans in congress. they want to overturn roe v. wade. so does she. "i think roe v. wade should be overturned." barbara comstock even voted with right-wing republicans to require women seeking an abortion
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to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds. that's all i need to know. i'm john foust and i approve this messge.
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13 before the hour right now. seismic shift. that's what a gay rights activist says this means for the catholic church. they are calling on the church to be more accepting of gays. it was written by bishops mentioning the gifts and qualities of gay catholics. the report reited the church's opposition to same sex marriage but acknowledges the partnership of gay marriages. >> it's an indication that the church is listening and wants to reach out to these people and call them home. >> now the report also discussed issues like divorce and birth control. conservative groups denounced the report calling it a betrayal
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that would only confuse. new this morning, police in hong kong are clearing barricades from the pro-democracy protest areas that have been blocked off on businessdy streets for more than two weeks. protesters want the government to drop plans for a pro-beijing committee to pre-screen candidates and only allow its choices in the next election. also new this morning, north korea's official newspaper released what is believed to be new photos of kim jong un. the newspaper did not specify when the pictures were taken but he's walking with a cane. it's been reported un has been absent because he hurt his leg. and getting ready for the upcoming great day of shakeout on thursday. that's when nearly 25 million people worldwide will participate in emergency drills. this morning officials will
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release details of the drill while showing off a new disaster exhibit at the national building museum. and california scientists say is only a matter of time before faults in the san francisco area rupture and lead to another huge earthquake. data shows the fault appears to be locked and one of the segments could give way producing a 6.7 or larger magnitude earthquake. experts say there's a 70% chance one of them will rupture within the next 30 years. the data was published in the bulletin of the seismological society of america. today city council will talk about a parking lot bill this afternoon. if you live in bethesda, wheaton or silver spring, your taxes pay for publicly financed parking lots there. under the bill, you would not have to do that anymore if you show the county you have your own parking spaces instead. we now know new details about a fire at a maryland gun shop. we brought you this breaking
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news yesterday morning. we learned the fire at fred's sports in waldorf may have been intentionally set. chopper 4 flew over the scene. the state fire marshalls and the charles county sheriff's office say the store was robbed before the fire was started. the fire caused an estimated $1 million in damage. the montgomery county council is considering its options to improve student safety getting on and off school buses. since january 25th, the montgomery county buses have been comparing the bus tickets from four maryland counties. montgomery county with 25 cameras and issued more than 700 tickets. more than washington county, ten cameras and 112 tickets. frederick county and prince george's county had way fewer.
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>> we have to increase the fine or the number of school bus cameras out there and instituting a public awareness campaign. all those things to address this problem. >> right now the fines are being caught by the school bus cameras with a fine of $125. we are turning to the weather man to find out what kind of day we'll have. >> it's not going to be a pretty day. >> maybe it won't be pretty to look at in that sense of the world because it will be cloudy and gloomy. but it's going to be warm. i know how you hate cold, eun. >> i like warm. >> winter's coming. soon it will be good outdoor weather, even when i'll be outside doing it. i did do my 18 miles yesterday. it was awfully thick outside yesterday and more of the same today. doesn't feel like october at
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all. it's already 70 degrees at national airport. still an hour and a half before the sun even comes up. so do be ready for a mild one today. full of cloud cover out there. even though it is not raining, everything is wet from yesterday's showers and the persistence of the clouds around me in the weather. here's your future forecast, there's a chance for a few sprinkles west of the blue ridge with showers along i-81 today. rain chances between now and 6:00 to 7:00 tonight are 30% or less. a little better chance out from leesburg to winchester to marketsburg and hagerstown. keep that in mind making your plans today. have a precautionary umbrella ready to go with shower chances out to the west. the overall impact this has on your weather today will be a fairly low impact. a shower is possible but really ll be cloudy, humid and becoming very breezy later this afternoon. severe weather risk for today is out to our west, but over the
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next 24 hours that severe weather risk comes downtown to our south. we are not outlooked for the storm prediction photos, but any time you are close to the outlo outlook, you are going to be humid. we could see flooding. and any time you have heavy rain and gusty winds, that could lead to power outages as well. here's the future weather for tomorrow starting at 5:00 a.m. on your wednesday. cloudy skies. but look at the opportunity for heavy rain and thunderstorms throw the course into the early evening. things improve later on in the week. the seven-day forecast time. a chance for showers and brooizzy. tomorrow, thunderstorms likely with heavy rain to deal with. showers ending on thursday. beautiful weather returns as we head into the weekend. but no doubt about it, warm and
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humid today means sleeveless weather for sure, melissa. >> and i am right on time as i hang on to the sleeveless dresses. good morning, everybody. things are building out of frederick. 270 southbound is seeing the volume all the way through clarksburg to open up past clarksburg. no major accidents or incidents happening there. a wider look at thing, typical for this time of the beltway. 56 is seeing volume build through manassas. 95? virginia headed out the door right now at eisenhower avenue and clermont drive. your alternate is duke street. it seems sports drinks meant to fuel athletes and keep them going could be causing athletes to slow down. researchers found the sugary
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drinks leave athletes with mental health so bad it performs their or it will affect their performance. 19% of your bill goes to the local and state government. if you live in d.c., you are paying the highest fees. virginia has the lowest but twice as much as a typical sales tax. the typical average cell phone bill is $70 a month. you have a new way to get groceries delivered to your front door. jackie deangelis has this and your business news headlines for this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. google is expanding its delivery service and charging membership fees as it takes on amazon prime. starting today, google will charge a $10 a month or $95 fee for unlimited same day or
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overnight delivery on orders up to $15 or more. google express let's customers buy from costco and staples, but the service is not available in the washington area. and american express and mcdonald's are dreaming up to let card holders use their rewards to buy a big mac or happy meal. they should be in all mcdonald's restaurants by december. guys, back to you. >> jackie, thank you. a landmark restaurant in maryland is closed and this morning collectors own part of this history. the cozy inn in thermont avenue was near camp david. take a look. the owners held an auction yesterday to sell items in the area along with furniture and other collectibles.
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neighbors are against the plan for a new novak center but it could be built anywhere. the board of supervisors say it has to improve as well. the board will discuss this at a meeting tomorrow night. new developments overnight into the growing ebola crisis. the latest patient to die from the disease and the steps being taken in texas to save the life of a nurse. >> learning about the patie rushed to the hospital in our area for observation. it is 5:57. most of us are waking up to cloudy skies. some of us are dealing with fog advisories in the area this morning. we'll break it down for you in your weather and traffic on the 1s when "news4 today" cont
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in the ebola crisis. another death involving a western aid worker as we learn more about the efforts to save a texas nurse from the disease. and bracing far slower commute this morning. wet conditions and some scattered fog could cause problems for drivers today. >> storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is tracking the areas under a fog advisory and the big changes you'll be dealing with in the days to come. chuck, good morning. good morning, eun and aaron. good morning, everybody. tuesday is off to a bit of a gloomy looking start, but man does it feel good outside. temperatures are in the upper 60s to near 70 right now. and there's no rain inside the immediate metro. a couple sprinkles here from laray, culpeper as well. we'll see a few rain chances come our way this afternoon. the rain chances are low around the metro. slightly better chance out to the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. everyone gets in on the warm weathe

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