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>> imagining that he collects 70,000 toys a year and that could have possibly not happened and not gotten to the families depending on it. >> reporter: today is moving day, loading the boxes into the moving truck and taking them to the warehouse just in time for this holiday season's toy drive. let's look at what's in one box. a great lego's set, something for a baby and what would be christmas morning without a stuffed animal in your stocking? these teens from the group, i am college ready at gaithersburg high school are loading the boxes. >> we see some of the kids that councilman in to grab toys and see their face light up. >> reporter: darcy spencer, news 4. nearly 7 billion tla$7 bill much americans are spending on halloween. folks here didn't have to pay a penny to enjoy the day. the event was about celebrating
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being a kid. many played musical instruments during the march, but time for everybody. think your child has the coolest or spookiest halloween costumes? we want to see it. send your pictures to your phones are full of them. tonight, not only halloween, but the end of daylight saving time. we are going to gain an extra hour of sleep. i'm going to step out of the way here, behind the scenes of the camera moving in front of the other one. first halloween trick of the night and hopefully the last. with daylight saving time coming to an end, that's going to transition the sunrise to an hour earlier and sunset, also, unfortunately, to an hour earlier. sunrise tomorrow 6:30, sunset at 5:00. the sun will not set until 6:00
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p.m. or later until march 1st. we are talking about those early evenings. getting dark quickly. a good time to check the fire alarms and co detectors and change the batteries. weather headlines, warmer, dry for sunday. overall, a nice, autumn day. more cloud cover than today for sure. umbrella handy on monday, tracking the rain. wait until you see the numbers on the seven day. tomorrow, the weather will have a low impact on the day. plenty of clouds, high temperatures around 70 degrees, maybe an isolated sprinkle. i'll show you that in a second. right now, a temperature of 57 degrees. we are going to start off tomorrow around 50. cool, not cold. plenty of clouds through the morning and afternoon hours as we work into the mid to late afternoon hours. skies become sunny. the best chance of isolated shower during the first half of the day. 10:00 a.m., 60 degrees. 3:00, we hit 70 degrees. feeling nice going out for a
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walk, taking the dog out for a walk tomorrow afternoon. 6:00 jacket weather and a temperature of 64. here is the isolated sprinkle chance around at 7:30 in the morning. otherwise plenty of clouds. midday, a chance of a shower in southern maryland. mostly cloudy skies and partly suny as we head into the afternoon hours. monday, the coolest day out of the week with a temperature of 65 degrees. a 50% chance of rain. here is the thing. if you are south of washington, rain is likely mainly later in the day. those of you in the district and areas to the north, only the chance of showers. this is a tricky system. monday, by far, the most difficult part of the day. i'm going to have those updates for you on monday coming up on news 4 at 11:00. tuesday, wednesday, looking fabulous. temperatures in the 70s. low to mid-70s. thursday, friday, temperatures in the 70s. friday, a high of 75 degrees, our normal high, 62.
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next saturday, there is a chance of showers. >> in the 70s. we'll take it. thank you, ma'am. still ahead, wizards off to their best start in like ten years. george is narrator: for state senate, who shares our values? jeremy mcpike - supports school funding. thinks women should make their own health care decisions. and favors background checks on all gun sales. hal parrish? as mayor, he slashed education. fought to block women's health clinics. parrish gets an "a" from the gun lobby - they oppose background checks to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. virginia extreme or mainstream? vote mcpike for virginia. feinblatt: everytown for gun safety action fund sponsored this ad.
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incredible. it's basketball season already? >> it's basketball season. >> i can only handle so much. football has me wired up. >> everything is going on now. the wizards make their debut against the knicks. they may be without their head coach. several executives are in minnesota attending a memorial for flip saunders. wizards, 2-0 to start the season for the first time in ten years. and for the bunch, it hasn't been that pretty. they came down from 10 in the fourth. bradley automobibeals.
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they know there's much to improve on. >> a team that can go through adversity early on is good. we haven't played great basketball yet. we won in close games. it's good and great to get off to a 2-o start. we have to play better. >> we have a ways to go to be where we want to be, but it's better that way, being 2-0 and still have things to work on. >> capitals in action tonight down in florida to take on the panthers coming off a win last night. plenty of college football this saturday in october. the terps are in iowa. right now the terps trail, 31-15. let's check out virginia tech, visiting boston college. everyone fired up for halloween. these guys stole our costumes. not cool. the offense looked good. michael brewer making a second
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start after coming back from a broken collarbone. 27-yard td catch. virginia tech up, 7-0. tech up, 10-0. eagles with the ball. he stopped. andrew strips him and the sophomore line backer is off. 34-yard fumble return for the touchdown. a 17-0 lead. late in the game, virginia tech up big. trying to get something going. throw to the end zone, interc t intercepted. virginia tech beats boston college, 26-10. now 4-5 on the season. in annapolis, they are not slacking with the costumes, either. navy hosting. opening kick off, rodney adams returning it for the bulls. adams showing off the speed. picking up blockers, cuts across the field. no one is going to catch him. 97 yards in the opening kick off. navy scratching their head at that. fear not, navy fans.
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this offense gets going. second quarter, chris swain. getting loose. 24 yards on the outside to the house. navy ties it at ten. fourth quarter, keenan reynolds, one rushing touchdown. fbs history, fourth in goal, reynolds gets the football. number 77, ties the ball for the record. navy beats south florida. they are now bowl eligible. >> sticking with the halloween theme. never too early for santa. the cavs down one. steps up, makes the catch. in 30 yards out. up 20-14. bill belichick looks thrilled. slips, gets up. he's gone. 24-yard touchdown run for the junior. virginia up, 27-14. now late in the game.
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as you saw here on nbc 4, history at the breeders cup classic. american pharoah woun the triple crown, going for the grand slam. he lived up to the hype. out of the starting gate, american pharoah straight out of the gate. fans got their money worth. american pharoah making things look easy. he wins the breeders cup and legacies first ever grand slam. >> grampcongratulations to them. "nightly news" is up next. see you again for news 4 at 11:00. until
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from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" reporting tonight, kristen welker. we begin tonight with yet another tragedy in the skies. this time, a russian plane crashed in egypt claiming the lives of all 224 people on board. most of the passengers were russians. 25 were children. they had just departed the red sea resort of sharm el sheikh when the plane went down 23 minutes after takeoff. russian president, vladimir putin has declared tomorrow a day of mourning as they comb through the
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wreckage and look for answers. bill neely starts us off from cairo. >> reporter: in a barren desert, the mangled remains of a plane carrying 224 people, their clothes scattered, their cell phones ringing in the debris. no one survived to answer. many passengers were found still strapped to their seats. 25 were children. this was a metro jet plane, an a-321. it took off at 5:21 from sharm el sheikh bound for st. petersburg, russia. it dropped suddenly at 31,000 feet and slowed dramatically before disappearing from radar and crashing. communication has been lost, he says, but russian officials have no idea why. the airline quickly insisted human error was not to blame. >> translator: our pie
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lol w pilot was very experienced she says. we don't know what caused the crash. >> reporter: at st. petersburg airport, terrible scenes as relatives learned everybody was dead. >> i got a call on the way to the airport. >> my son called us before he left with is had wife and ten-month-old daughter. ready to board, juri and his three--month-old daughter photographed by her mom, all perished. egyptian officials hinted that they believe a technical failure caused the crash. the crew complaining of engine trouble several times in the past week. the pilot in the final minutes reportedly requesting an emergency landing. the plane crashed in the sinai desert where islamists have fought an insurgency for years. russian and egyptian ministers dismissed claims that the plane had been shot down saying militant lacked the missiles to do it.
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tonight, russia is in shock and in mourning. a national tragedy is still a mystery this country will not forget. a mystery that may soon be in disbelief. both the plane's black box recorders have been recovered and russian investigators have arrived here in cairo tonight. one shock wave from all of this. some airlines are reviewing their flight paths, two european carrie carriers citing security saying they won't fly over this area until the exact cause has been determined. thank you for the latest. we want to turn to captain john cox, who spent 30 years in safety and crash investigations and is an aviation analyst. thank you, captain cox. you have flown this exact model plane before. we know they have found the black boxes as bill neely just reported. based on your knowledge, what do you think investigators will learn from the black boxes?
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>> i spent 350 flying the a-320 family, including the a-321. it is a very reliable plane. it has an outstanding record. the investigators are going to look at everything. at this point, they are going to look at tech any c technical issues and the potential for human error. the good news is, we have recovered the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder. those are going to be essential in understanding what happened and what caused this tragedy. >> we know they will be significant. we have also learned the plane slowed down dramatically before the crash. what does that tell you along with the images you have seen of the wreckage so far? >> well, the pilots reached cruising altitude and then advised air traffic control of a technical problem and they wanted to divert. there is some conflict about whether they wanted to go back to
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sharm el sheikh or cairo. they wanted to put the airplane back on the ground. they started a pretty rapid descent. it is within the normal flight envelope but it is rapid. if the radar data is correct, the airplane slowed dramatically. that's something the investigators are going to look at very, very closely. if the airplane got too slow, it could have stalled. this airplane has protection around it. but if that's possible and the images that we have seen from the wreckage site, they also show that the airplane appears to be all there. it is consistent with a low impact velocity. so i think this is one of the areas of focus. >> captain john cox, thank you so much for your insights this evening. we really appreciate it. we want to bring you an update on a story we brought you earlier this week. that military blimp that drifted more than 100 miles on wednesday
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from maryland to pennsylvania, today, a shin nook helicopter lifted the remains from the field to where it was loaded on a truck for removal. the army has begun taking insurance claims for the damage caused by that wayward blimp they are beginning to investigate food poisoning from chipotle. they have closed 43 restaurants in the area out of an abundance of caution. when we come back, de phil! oh no... (under his breath) hey man! hey peter. (unenthusiastic) oh... ha ha ha! joanne? is that you? it's me... you don't look a day over 70. am i right? jingle jingle. if you're peter pan, you stay young forever. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico.
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our report. >> reporter: heavy rains pounded the texas hill country sending rivers and streams roaring out of their banks. dozens of people were rescued from tree branches and washed-out roads. three people drowned near austin. it is just crazy. within five minutes, it was flooded. >> reporter: nearly 15 inches of rain fell in austin friday setting an all-time one-day record. as the water rose on citation avenue, 57-year-old inez garza and her husband tried to escape to safety. >> he was telling my grandma to hold on to something and make sure her head is above water and to just grab on to anything possible. she was telling him, i can't swim, i can't swim. >> reporter: her body was found today two miles from her home. two weeks ago, the area was in a drought. today rk today, flood warnings. stranding at least 90 motorists. tornadoes struck two nearby towns injuring
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two people and damaging about 30 homes. >> we heard lots of alerts coming through on our phones and we had to let them know we wanted to be on alert and my husband and i jumped out of bed and ran and grabbed the kids and hunkered down in the hallway. >> a lot haof wind. almost sounded like a train. >> reporter: at this r.v. park, a possible tornado touched down. no one was injured. they are helping this woman clear out her mud-filled home. in less than a minute, water from a rising creek came pouring through the doors and windows. she stood there in the living room holding on to her dog ashley until help finally came. all the while, watching her belongings float away. >> the halloween rains will make this month the wettest october on record for much of texs a. kristin? >> charles hadlock, thank you for that report. coming up, meet report. coming up, meet
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$5 million an a legacy that's nearly impossible to beat. a special halloween asteroid is expected to fly by earth tonight. the scientists say it seemingly looks like a skull. it is actually nicknamed the great pumpkin at 1300 feet in diameter, it is big enough to do major damage but thankfully it won't come any closer than 300,000 miles away. you can't see it with the naked eye. so don't be spooked. take a look at this pint-sized pontiff who did anything but spook president obama. he stole the show riding around on his own little popemobile with, yes, a fiat logo to match and even wore the pope's traditional hat and red shoes. president obama says the toddler pope took the top prize. no disputing that. that is "nbc "nightly news."" don't forget to turn
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your clocks back. thanks for watching and have a great night and a great halloween. narrator: for state senate, who shares our values? jeremy mcpike - supports school funding. thinks women should make their own health care decisions. and favors background checks on all gun sales. hal parrish? as mayor, he slashed education. fought to block women's health clinics. parrish gets an "a" from the gun lobby - they oppose background checks to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. virginia extreme or mainstream? vote mcpike for virginia.
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feinblatt: everytown for gun safety action fund sponsored this ad. ♪ hi, everyone, welcome to "the redskins coach's show with jay gruden." coming up, the redskins off this weekend, coming off a big one off of tampa bay with a date with the patriots. we have the coach with the video breakdown, coming up. coach, what a win. do you feel any kind of buzz still from that win? >> it was a great win, no question. but we have to let it go and we have to advance to our next


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