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presidential politics. thanks for joining us. i'm wendy reger in for doreen. >> and i'm jim vance. the new york primary is only six days away. maryland and four other states will hold theirs on the very next tuesday. >> so the candidates have a lot of ground to cover. former president bill clinton wrapping up a campaign stop for his wife in silver spring. ohio governor john kasich held a town hall in howard county and stopped for ice cream. donald trump getting ready for a rally in pittsburgh. it appears the relationship between trump and the republican establishment has hit a new low. edward law rein edward lawrence is tracking the campaigns on capitol hill. >> reporter: we'll have to see if donald trump continues to attack the republican national committee. i was unfairness message seems to resonate with his supporters. donald trump blasts the republican party calling the delegate system rigged against an outsider like him
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rules favor insider politicians, not the voters' will. >> the republican national committee, they should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this kind of crap to happen. >> reporter: the rnc chairman fired back tweeting, it's the responsibility of the campaigns to understand the nomination process. house speaker paul ryan, who will chair the party convention, supports that process. >> we will follow the rules by the book. >> reporter: for democrats -- >> bernie, bernie! >> reporter: -- verizon union workers cheered senator bernie sanders. they walked off the job, and he supported their picket line. >> you have chosen to stand up for dignity, for justice, and to take on an enormously powerful special interest. >> reporter: sanders picked up a key endorsement, the first senator to support him. >> it's really the ferocity and clarity, the boldness of his view and willing to take on very powerful forces to go forward.
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endorsements, hillary clinton rides her lead into the next democratic debate tomorrow night. she attacked both trump and senator ted cruz. >> and not to be outdone by his primary rival, ted cruz would treat muslim-americans like criminals. >> reporter: clinton plans on holding campaign events in new york through the weekend. and the race to replace maryland congressman chris van hollen is gaining national attention. news4's chris gordon spoke with the democratic front-runners. that's ahead in a half hour. reporting live on capitol hill, edward lawrence, now back to you, wendy. >> thanks, ed. tensions flaring on capitol hill during a hearing on metro safety. metro's leaders outlined what it would take to fix this rail system and things got especially salty when metro leaders asked for more money. transportation reporter adam tuss live on the hill with more on what was talked about up there today. adam? >> reporter: yeah, wendy. you know, a lot of us would like to yell at metro at times for
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all it took was for metro to come here to capitol hill and start asking for money. metro board chair jack evans came to congress to testify telling the federal government that they basically need to double the amount of money that they kick in for the transit system because metro carries so many federal workers. now, right now the federal government contributes about $150 million a year to metro. evans says they need to put in $300 million a year and if they don't, then the transit system will fall into disrepair. take a listen to this heated exchange. >> and if you're looking at increasing the operating revenue the way you're talking about, you become the most expensive operating system, more expensive than chicago, more expensive than new york, more expensive than pennsylvania. so why would you have the highest operating costs out there? i mean, what would justify that? >> all i'm asking from you is $300 million which is your fair share given the fact that
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every day. you want them to be safe. you want this to be reliable. or do you just want to leave here like we did in 2005 and do nothing, and if we do that, next time something happens i'm blaming on you guys because we need your help. >> reporter: yeah. so it certainly got kind of heated up here. safety also came up. the metro general manager, paul wiedefeld, acknowledging that there are employees at metro who simply don't think about safety and at a meeting before all of this, the general manager was talking with the local congressional delegation and senator barbara mikulski made an interesting comment. she says some women who are constituents of hers tell her they're afraid to ride metro. aplot going on and a lot of heated exchanges. >> thanks, adaniel. hector olivera place for the trant braves. his contract is worth tens of millions of dollars. he was playing this week in the series against the nats
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charges. he's been accused of attacking a woman in a pentagon city hotel. pat collins is at the arlington police headquarters now with more on this story. pat? >> reporter: jim, no baseball tonight for hector olivera. he's locked up in arlington on an assault charge. this is how we normally see baseball player hector olivera, in uniform at the ballpark. but this is how he looked today in a mug shot after he was arrested on an assault charge in arlington. police say it happened around 7:00 this morning at the ritz-carlton hotel in pentagon city. >> when officers arrived on scene, we located a female victim who was suffering from apparent bruises. she was transported to the hospital. she told us she had been assaulted by a male suspect inside a hotel room. >> reporter: police say olivera and the woman knew each other. they say
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that they'd been drinking before ty got into an argument. tonight the statement from the atlanta braves. we're extremely disappointed and troubled to learn of the allegations involving hector olivera. major league baseball has placed olivera on administrative leave effective immediately. hector olivera was on the cuban national baseball team when it won the silver in the 2008 olympics. he defected from cuba and came to the u.s. and got a $28 million signing bonus to play baseball. now, the official charge here is assault and battery. it's a class 1 misdemeanor. the bond here is $10,000. it's expected that he'll be able to make that. now back to you. and we have some
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news. the cdc confirming something many people had feared. zika is a prime cause of severe birth defects. the cdc is calling this development a turning point in its research. in a report released in "the new england journal of medicine" scientists link zika with microsemicrk microcephaly. women are urged to avoid the zaex if they are planning on having a baby. there could still be as many as 85 million of those takata air bag inflaters on the road right now. the nation's highway safety watchdog says it's because a lot of cars with the defective inflaters have not been recalled. takata's inflaters can explode with so much force it drives shrapnel into drivers and passengers. 29 million takata air bags are already slated for replacement. the faulty part has killed 11 people worldwide and injured more than 100.
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a seat on the supreme court was back on capitol hill today. judge merrick garland met with five senators, in fact. they included virginia senator mark warner. his meeting with kelly ayotte took place off camera. senator chuck grassley would be the mean to convene confirmation hearings if there were to appear hearings. grassley released a photo. he said they had what he called a pleasant breakfast while he explained why the senate will not move forward with the nomination. republican leaders insist the supreme court vacancy should not be filled until a new president is elected. well, a potholepalooza got under way in the district on april 1st, and ddot tweeted an update today. the agency says 700 requests have come in so far and more
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been filled. so there's just like one or two more left, is that what you're saying? just one or two more? out there right now, it's been on the cool side today. as a matter of fact, look how cool we were early this morning. 30 degrees this morning in gaithersburg and in frederick. 36 in leesburg. 30 in winchester. i think numbers will be very close to where they were this morning again tomorrow morning. and that's why we have that frost advisory once again in effect. it does not include the d.c. metro area, it is all to the north and west. winchest winchester, parts of clark county, portions of warren county and northern maryland and the pan habituhandle of west vi. it's going to be another chilly start to the day tomorrow. chilly overnight. cool nights and nice afternoons. that's what we're going to see with this area of high pressure and then a beautiful weekend and
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the best weekend we've seen in about five months. the forecast coming up in just a few. coming up on news4, we'll tell you why the city is still running low on ambulances even with the new private fleet on the streets. >> i think anytime you bring something new in and you decide to put it under the microscope, you can see a lot of things. the white house is getting involved in one of the hardest fought democratic primaries in the country, and it's telling one side to drop one of its ads that shows president obama. and we'll report how one woman survived nine days alone with her dog stranded in the arizona desert.
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icans and the nra to pass the toughest gun safety legislation in the country. i'll take on the tough fights to expand social security and keep the doors open to planned parenthood. my mom is so tough she's willing to fight anyone who's going to pay him more than us for doing the same job. i'm joseline peña-melnyk, and i approve this message.
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news4 was first to report that despite the new private ambulances in the district, the d.c. fire department still reaches critically low numbers of available ambulances and the private ambulances can still take between 15 and 30 minutes to get you to the hospital. >> our mark segraves is here now. he was given access to data that gives us a glimpse on how the program is supposed to be working and what it means for anybody who might need an ambulance in the district. so, mark, we outsourced it. we hired private company, but still we don't have enough? is that what we're saying? >> that's what the numbers ever telling us. the
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three-week period, the d.c. fire department dipped below ten available ambulances 163 times. and during that same time period they dipped down to zero d.c. ambulances available at least 23 times. now, there's a little good news, and that is the private ambulance service. because they had amr backing them up, we didn't see any patient care impacted and we didn't see the catastrophic responses we've seen in the past where people actually had to be transported by fire engines to get to the hospital. and you also have to note when you call 911, an emt, a d.c. emt or paramedic will still show up and stay with you until they decide they have to transport you or you can wait for a private ambulance and then amr will show up to transport you. >> well, i remember at one time wasn't it that a lot of the people going were not true emergencies and that was slowing down the system? have they been able to weed that out or has that
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>> they still have what the firefighters call you call, we haul, and that's a lot of people's primary method of getting back and forth to see their primary care physician which is in many times the emergency room and those are nonemergencies but those who amr is supposed to be transporting but the data also showed us that they're only transporting about half of those nonlife threatening emergencies, and that actually impacts training because what this is all supposed to do is take the burden off the d.c. fire emts and paramedics, give them time for training and give the ambulance a break so they can get the maintenance they very much need. we talked to chief dean about this and here is what he had to tell us. >> we think that as we get into this and we get better with it, our members will be more comfortable with turning our patients over. but at the end of the day, we have left that up to them. we'll continue to improve that by training. we'll continue to improve that by
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addressing some of the challenging that we see. >> chief told me that one of the reasons the training component has been delayed is because his medical director resigned abruptly, jullette saussy, and they have put a new medical director in place. they hope to start the training of the paramedics and emts within the next month. it's important to note we wouldn't know any of this data if the chief hadn't been completely transparent when we asked for this data and provided it to us. >> that's new and a good thing, the transparency. it didn't exist before. >> we've covered the fire department under many, many chiefs over many, many mayors and many, many years and i have to say that this mayor, this chief have provided us the data at least 90% of the time when we've asked for something we've gotten it out of this administration. and we wouldn't have these numbers if they didn't comply with these ". >> good for them. there's new video that shows salah abdeslam.
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of 2014, by the way, abdeslam is seen strolling casually through a market in brussels with an unidentified companion. that would be him next to the spot shadow. abdeslam is a nay at this of that brussels neighborhood. investigators believe that his capture was what led to that deadly attack in brussels. congressional republicans say they can work with democrats as they try to fight the opioid abuse that is now becoming a national epidemic. >> there is common ground here. the senate has passed a very good bipartisan bill. the president has put forward some of his own good ideas. >> opioids include heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers. according to the cdc, 78 americans die every day from an opioid overdose. one of the largest educational events of its kind in the world is coming to the cityth
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the fourth annual usa science and engineering festival will be held saturday and sunday at the washington convention center. they say there's what they're calling a sneak peek on friday. there are demonstrations and workshops all structures to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. preregistration is under way right now. you can find a link and a preview of the events on the nbc washington app. you just search s.t.e.m. festival. nbc 4 is proud to be the official local tv sponsor. storm team4 meteorologist and the storm team4 x 4, i love saying that, will be there all weekend. an arizona woman who survived nine days lost in the wilderness is starting a thank you tour today. >> she's 72 years old. she was found over the weekend and now she's meeting with her rescuers. we have more from nbc's c
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arizona air rescue folks who helped her defy death, ann rogers' enthusiasm defies her age of 72. >> joy, joy, joy. >> reporter: rescuers say she was on her way to visit grand kids in phoenix on march 31st, took a wrong turn on a remote road near apache state forest and ran out of gas. she wandered off with her dog geni queeny? >> why did i do it this way? >> reporter: they endured nine hot days and freezing night in dangerous terrain surviving on shrubs and creek water but feeling truly lost and nobody missing her. >> i felt down, and i felt angry. i was frustrated. but i knew there were people who cared enough to make sure somebody found me some time out there. >> reporter: that is until this plea for help made of sticks, rocks, and bones was
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who never gave up finding her, and she never gave up on herself. >> it comes from a base of faith, hope, prayer, trust. without it, you're kind of lost, aren't you? >> reporter: chris clackum, nbc news. >> and tonight we know the name of the officer who shot and killed another officer by mistake in prince george's county. how the family of the three brothers' charged in that officer's death is reacting to the new information in this case. and a closer look at what could be the most expensive political race in maryland's history. >> millions of dollars being spent. what the leading
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but jamie raskin is the only abdemocrat for congress who led the fight for tougher gun laws. only raskin took on the nra to ban military-style assault weapons. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message.
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we all heard about that freeze warning overnight, so you bundle up to go out and it was actually kind of warm out there today. >> yeah. and it's a frost advisory, wendy. >> okay. well, i heard the -- >> we stand corrected. >> you know what i mean. >> i know what you mean. let's take a look outside right now. plenty of sunshine out there. it's nice. it really is quite nice. you know, once again if this was early portion of march, late february, today would have been a spectacular day, well above average but we were below average today. but even
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with calm winds. that makes for a really nice afternoon, and it really was quite nice across our region. take a look at the temperatures around the area. 55 in clinton. ft. mead at 54 degrees. once the sun goes down we will cool even more and that's why we have the frost advisory. that's the word we're talking about tonight. we had one last night. some areas did see some frost out here toward the suburbs. does not include the d.c. metro area but it does include shenandoah valley, areas along i-81, 270 and 70. heads up, maybe cover the plants just to make sure. nationals taking the field in just under an hour here. game time at 7:05. looking good for that game but it will be quite cool. 55 degrees at gametime. 48 by 11:00. if you're heading to the game tomorrow, tomorrow is the 4:05 start, that one is going to be a good one. maybe get out of work a little early for that one. storm team4, no problems, no rain to talk about. and we may be
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here maybe for the rest of the month or at least the next one to two weeks. it does look like a fairly dry pattern setting up. we have a storm system up towards the great lakes shifting on down to the south. it's not going to mean a whole lot. we'll see a few clouds overnight but still a nice day tomorrow. cold start, 42 degrees in the morning inside the beltway. by afternoon around 63. it will be cool for this time of year but quite nice. look at overnight temperatures down to 40 in laplata, 35 towards manassas and fredericksburg coming in around the 40 degree mark. high temperatures rebounding. upper 50s to low 60s with all of that sunshine across the region. so once again the average high is right around 66, 67, so we'll call it cool but tomorrow it will really be a beautiful day. 64 on friday. then we start to see a little bit of a shift. 68 on saturday. sunday coming in with a high temperature of 70 and once again nothing but sunshine out there. so no matter what you're doing in the next couple days, looking pretty g
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wait until i show you the seven-day forecast. we may even hit 80. >> that would be pleasant. thank you, doug. early voting for the maryland primaries begins tomorrow. today we'll hear from some of the candidates in a local congressional race that might turn out to be the most expensive in the nation. >> reporter: today was a preliminary hearing for the ford brothers. a lot of new developments in court including the name of the officer who is believed to have shot and killed officer colson. nming up on delores kelley: although we were all one maryland, our schools weren't treated the same way. narrator: with neighborhoods getting unequal funding for schools, something had to be done for our children.
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kelley: it didn't matter where chris was from. he knew that we couldn't leave a child having less just because they lived in a region that was poor. joanne benson: he has not just talked about it. he is going to stand tall for all children to succeed. i'm chris van hollen, and i approved this message.
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you're watching news4 at 6:00. early voting begins tomorrow in maryland. candidates in the race for the 8th congressional district race are spending a lot of money to get votes. our chris gordon spoke with the front-runners. his report now new at 6:00. >> reporter: jamie raskin says he's the candidate with the strongest record. his ad says he's led the fight to pass more than 100 bills. >> i would hope to take the success we've had in maryland on gun safety direct li ly to washington. >> reporter: kathleen matthews is campaigning as a well known former news anchor
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executive. her ads stress her commitment to working families. >> starting with raising the minimum wage, equal pay for equal work. this is the working family agenda that would be my priority but we also have to get the guns off the street. >> so education is resonating, universal pre-k, the vocational school. >> david trone is a first time office seeking spending more than $9 million making it the among the most expensive self-funded campaign. >> taking no money from pacs, no money from lobbyists, and raising every dollar, my wife and i and my family, ourselves, means we don't have to deal with the nra and big pharma and all those special interests. >> reporter: there are six more democratic candidates in the race, david anderson, delegate kumarb arba, anna saul gutierrez. early voting begins tomorrow. maryland's primary is
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republican candidates who will face off in the general le election. and the 8th district congressional seat has been held by members of each party in recent history. reporting from montgomery county, chris gordon, news4. the maryland primary is not until april 26th, but early voting is about to start. you can cast your vote for the primary from starting tomorrow and until next thursday, april 21st. the hours, this is for early voting, the hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. anyone who was registered to vote can vote early. if you are not a registered republican or democrat, you will not be able to vote in the party primaries. we have a list of the early voting sites. other important information in our nbc washington app. just open it and search voting. the white house is complaining about a recent campaign ad that's connected to that senate race between chris van hollen and donna edwards
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house wants the ad pulled because it uses the president's image when talking about van hollen's stance on gun control. >> every time i think about those kids, it gets me mad. >> chris van hollen met with nra lobbyists to craft a loophole that would let the nra skirt a new campaign finance law and block gun control but donna edwards said no to the nra loophole and satood up to the gn lobby. >> the obama administration says it implies that the president is endorsing edwards when he has not endorsed either candidate. edwards' campaign said it had nothing to do with the ad. van hollen's office said the bill in question was supported by many democrats and had nothing to do with gun control. our new nbc 4/marist poll of the maryland contest suggests that a lot of registered voters in maryland would like to see tougher gun laws. 59% of the people polled believe that the
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of guns should be more strict. 14% say the laws should be less strict. and 24% say the laws should be kept just as they are now. we now know the identity of the officer who shot and killed a fellow officer during a wild shootout in front of the prince george's county police station. for the first time today, the three brothers who are charged in connection with that shootout appeared in court together. we're also wearing from their families. prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins is in upper marlboro. tracee? >> reporter: it was a spectacular sight to see the three of these brothers coming into that courtroom chained, sitting in front of family members who still say they cannot believe what happened. today we heard details that we have not heard before in this case, and after all of those details, family members still say these are not the brothers they know. >> no, i can't believe it. these are not the guys i
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michael ford and his brothers, malik and elijah ford, entered the court shackled for a preliminary hearing. one family member cried uncontrollable. >> i'm just very emotional right now because i never expected to see my folk here like this. i just love my nephews and i'm praying for them. >> reporter: a judge ruled all three will be held on second-degree murder charges for the shootout that led to officer jacai colson being shot and killed by officer taylor krauss. >> from the very beginning, atmosphe officer krauss perceived what turned out to be detective colson as a threat and was trying to mitigate that threat that he perceived against fellow police officers. that led him to take the actions that unfortunately resulted in this friendly-fire death. >> colson was off duty and in plainclothes when he arrived at the district three station to find a shootout in progress. police say he engaged michael ford in an exchange of gunfire before he was shot by
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krauss was once officer of the month. >> what the ford brothers precipitated was a tragedy involving some of the very finest police officers on the prince george's county police department. >> reporter: during testimony a detective revealed that ford asked his brothers to record his suicide by cop and post the video on the world star hip-hop website. >> they were all hoping there would be some sort of notoriety out of this as well. >> reporter: as ford was leaving the court he yelled back to his family members, michael ford did, saying pray for me, and the family members responded we will. now, the chief says that today is the official last day of mourning for officer jacai coalsocoal colson. the black bands the officers have been wearing around their shields will come up, but dealing with all this will continue for years to come. i'm tracee wilkins in upper marlboro. there's a lot of construction all over the
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and you can expect to see a record number of highway projects in maryland this year. officials are urging you to put your phone away, obey the speed limit, and pay attention. between 2010 and 2014, there were more than 8,000 work zone related crashes in maryland alone. in 2014, nine people were killed. they included workers, drivers, and passengers. >> seeing cars head into the work zone with their drivers not paying attention to what is in front of them is simply shocking. how would you feel if people didn't respect your personal safety at your job? it would be stressful to you, wouldn't it? >> if you're caught speeding in a work zone in maryland, it will cost you an extra $200 and points on your license. a maryland doctor has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for stealing millions
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dr. ajrawat and his wife operated the washington pain management in center. they filed claims for procedures they did not perform collecting more than $3 million. the doctor has been ordered to pay that money back. his wife was also convicted but she passed away in february. tonight community leaders say they want to talk about what they call a recent spike in gang violence in silver spring. they say along with murder, there have been large-scale gang fights near a number of schools. the police, school officials, and community organizers are hosting a meeting to talk about plans of action with the public. that meeting starts tonight at 7:00. it runs until 9:00 at the silver spring civic center. tens of thousands of verizon workers on strike today. what it's going to take to get them back on the job.
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information for all of us who eat a lot of fat food. there's new information on some really bad stuff in that food. i stopped there twice today. i don't need to hear that. out there right now, national harbor, doesn't get much better than that. take a look at that shot. a very tranquil, calm potomac. the woodrow wilson bridge moving right along in both drirections. plenty of clear skies. iome n kathleen matthews: imagine paying 20% more for a cup of coffee just because you're a woman. so why does congress think it's ok that women get paid 20% less than a man for doing the same job? i'll fight for pay equity, to protect planned parenthood, choice for women, and expand paid and family leave. now some politicians will belittle this as a women's agenda. more proof that we just need more women in congress. i'm kathleen mathews and i approve this message.
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in addition to the release of the coroner's report today, smith's family attorney talked to reporters. the lawyer for the suspected shooter, cardell hayes, has suggested that smith's mercedes hit his client's hummer first. smith's attorney said that smith avoided a collision during that initial incident. >> and seeing no damage whatsoever, they continued. suddenly this hummer drove up at great speed behind them and rammed the back of their car. >> a passenger in the suspect's vehicle claimed smith was going to start shooting. police have confirmed there was a loaded gun in smith's car, but his attorney says that gun remained in the glove compartment. you may well have suspected that fast food is not the healthiest thing that you can eat but there's a new study now that shows just how bad it might actually be. researchers found that people who ate more fast food were
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something called phthalates. that's a class of chemicals that is used to make food packaging materials. they've been linked to some serious health problems. >> even at low levels, they can interfere with how your hormones behave in the body, and phthalates are a particular public health concern because they can actually interfere with the signaling of testosterone. >> researchers at the milliken institute of public health at the george washington university conducted that study. >> reporter: with scenes like this playing out across the east coast today, i'm david culver. coming up, why it's not only
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the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "every time i think about those kids... it gets me mad" chris van hollen met with nra lobbyists to craft a loophole that would let the nra skirt a new campaign finance law and block gun control. but democrat donna edwards said "no" to the nra loophole and stood up to the gun lobby. and she would ban assault weapons. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator. working for us pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. at giant, shoppers low prices by the thousands, plus a thousand more that just dropped. all these low prices! what are you trying to do, get me to feed the whole neighborhood? no. just trying to save you a whole lot of "bread." [ laughter ] thousands of blue tags, thousands of low prices. my giant.
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i'm katy tur in pittsburgh. donald trump versus the republican party. relations between the candidate and the establishment reaching an all-time low, and now the rnc is fighting back. this is donald trump's own campaign facing some serious in-fighting. opinions divided about how best to win at the convention. i'll have all of that and more coming up on "nbc nightly news." well, they are willing to walk for as long as it takes. verizon's union workers are on strike up and dow
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employees on the local picket lines. >> reporter: off the clock and on their feet before the sun was up. motivated throughout the day by passing horns. union employees and some of their young kids walked the picket lines outside verizon offices. we wanted to see how far the strike spread. we found them in ashburn, a handful in herndon, in alexandria too. and it's here we met albert denby. how long have you worked for verizon? >> 25 years. >> reporter: a father two three grown daughters, he said he's gone on strike several times in his career. he's tired of it. >> a lot of people live paycheck to paycheck. you can't be out here not making your money. you know, you got families at home at it's a lot of stress. >> well, i'm trying to protect my health benefits. >> reporter: not only current employees marching, janine williams retired in 2009 after 31
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affects her too. did you think after you retired you would have to come back to a picket line? >> no, this is the second picket line since i retired. >> reporter: verizon says the negotiations with the union have been going on since june. they add, unfortunately, union leaders have their own agenda rooted in the past and are ignoring today's digital realities. calling a strike benefits no one and brings us no closer to resolution. so what would it take to end the strike? >> we just want a fair contract. we're just trying to keep the jobs here in america and we just want to, you know, work. >> reporter: so how does that affect those of you who are verizon customers? you may be asking yourself that. well, the company says its brought in nonunion workers to handle the vacated positions and the union rather says that those are not as experienced technicians so they warn you may have some delayed customer service. we should tell you the marchers will be back out here at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. live in maryfield,'m
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culver, news4. and as we clear the hutmp o this week, we are heading into clear skies. smooth sailing, correct? >> if you're on a sailboat, this is about the best weather that you could have. actually, you want some wind on a sailboat. >> a little bit of wind. >> if you're on a motor boat this is about the best weather you could have out there. calm winds, plenty of sniunshin. it's really some nice weather and will continue to be for the next couple days. we're moving into the 60s and even the 70s. out there right now, clear skies, abundant sunshine. if you're on a sailboat, you're not going anywhere. that's one of the times you may have to get out that paddle or use that small engine you have on the back. we're looking at phenomenal weather coming up over the next couple days. let's show you what's happening here. 57 degrees currently. the temperatures will be falling. 55 degrees around 7:00. around 11:00 tonight we're going to be rather chilly with temperatures around 49. temperatures around the region, we're at 60
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reston coming in at 57 degrees. 55 down towards camp springs. so a very nice evening but it will be cool if you're going to be out this evening. maybe trying to eat outdoors, maybe a little cool for that but you just need the jacket. no rain. you will not need the umbrellas at all. starting off chilly tomorrow. 42 degrees in the city. most areas in the suburbs in the 30s. again, with he have that frost advisory back towards the north and west. 54 by 11:00. 61 by 3:00. plenty of sunshine. another spectacular afternoon. so we are in the green. exercise, perfect for that. no excuses, by the way. lunch outdoors, beautiful. and around town, yeah, enjoy it. it's going to be that nice. and really this pattern lasts through early next week. take a look at the next four days. 64 on friday. 68 on saturday. saturday is great. so many games canceled last week, even the nats game canceled last saturday. this saturday perfect for any games you got going on out there. soccer games, baseball games, practices, whatever. sunday coming in at
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about monday, close to 80 with a high temperature around 79 degrees. and we stay at or at least above average all the way through the middle portion of next week. >> about time. >> sweet. >> thank you. we got sports coming up. finally it's the caps and the flyers tomorrow, and jason tells us that the team is doing some odd things to stay calm. he'sp next. u
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this is the xfinity sports desk brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. >> so i said to jason i assume we can start with the caps. he said you can assume that until the middle of june which is cool. >> yes. june 1st, stanley cup finals. we hope the capital get to that point and beyond. absolutely. remember capitals general manager brian mcclellan, he once said he believed this group had a two-year window to win the stanley cup. alex ovechkin's play has not gone down but the championship window for him is closing and that's why the sense of urgency surrounding this group is so great even in the city. tomorrowp
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been declared rock the red day in d.c. the capitals with their eyes firmly on the philadelphia flyers. they host that game tomorrow night. the nhl playoffs officially begin tonight. and for a team who has been waiting for this moment for what feels like months, it may be hard to cool their excitement since it is only one more sleep until playoffs. that is if they sleep at all. >> this is the time of year that's fun. this is the time of year we look forward to and if you're not going to be sleeping, it's going to be because you're so excited. >> you're thinking let's get it started by the black eyed peas in your head? >> no, a country song. >> for me it's i get home and finish up what i need to do and water some plants and, you know, i'm baching it for a while. i have to take care of the list my wife gave me and then i usually just go to bed. >> the
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stop for the playoffs? >> never does, never does. >> all right. so the caps have been rocking the red since 2008. the rallying cry finally has had its day in the sun. mayor muriel bowser officials proclaims tomorrow rock the red day. the city will light up buildings in red and they encourage residents to sport the caps' favorite color. team owner ted leonsis loves the enthusiasm but he cautions against celebrating too much too early. >> i don't think we should ever mention the word stanley cup. i think we should play one game at a time and not put any more pressure on us than is already on every team that makes the playoffs. that's the amazing thing about the nhl. you work real hard during the regular season. we finish with the best record and tomorrow night all the teams start 0-0, and i mean you just have to throw away what happened in the regular season.
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tomorrow night. game one. you can watch that game over on comcast sports net. we're going to move on to basketball now for a moment because tonight marks the end of a very disappointing year for the wizards. their regular season finale taking place against the hawks, and head coach randy whitman, well, his future with the organization is in jeopardy. the team took a giant leap backwards this season and they've basically wasted a year of john wall's prime. whitman will wrap up his fourth full season as head coach. next season will be the final year of his three-year contract. whitman took over for flip saunders. he led the organization to back-to-back playoff appearances, but injuries and bad personnel moves hindered the playoff run this queer. rece recently there was a report john wall cursed out whitman and his teammates before they were eliminated. wall has denied that report. whitman addressed it tonight before the game. >> i don't know where that came from, and that's out of l
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field. that's all i can say. it didn't happen. and so maybe he's -- i don't know. i haven't heard from peter vecsey in 30 years and all of a sudden he comes out. so i don't know. >> you don't want the season to end on that type of note. if you can't make the playoffs, he played the right way, we got to .500. a mislead of a report. elsewhere a huge night in the nba. kobe bryant will take the court for one final time. the 18-time all-star has racked up more than 33,000 points in his 20-year nba career with the lakers helping them win five nba championships. courtside tickets for tonight's game, kobe's final game with the lakers, going for more than $20,000. >> whoa. >> and they have tickets. >> cheapest ticket on stub hub was
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>> and they'll fill every seat. >> cheapest ticket for the wizards tonight, 6 bucks. >> oh, man. >> "nightly news" is next. >> see you at 11:00. this one goes out to all the allergy muddlers. you know who you are. you've lost your game. literally. your family outing is magical for all the wrong reasons. and your sneezes are a force to be reckoned with. well, allergy muddlers, muddle no more®. try zyrtec® for powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin®, because it starts working faster on the first day you take it. try zyrtec®. muddle no more. and children's zyrtec® takes care of your child's allergies with just one dose, all day and all night.
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