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this or that. a group that worked hard, bought their lunch pail every day. and understand that the way we finished last year is not good enough. we understand we have a burden. this is a storied franchise and we want to go out there and carry that. >> pressure is on but gosh, those injuries. >> they are mounting up already. we're just getting started. >> we still have plenty ahead. we're just getting started. fox 5 continues right now. welcome back. it is wednesday, august 15th. live look outside at the jefferson memorial. hump day. two more days until the weekend. we'll see what the weather has in store for news just a second. >> first, some severe thunderstorms from last night to our north and a possible funnel cloud. this video comes from someone in owings mills, maryland. that is in northwest baltimore county. you can see plenty of lightning here and possibly a funnel during this video. the national weather service issued two tornado warnings in
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parts of maryland last night but it doesn't look like this possible funnel hit the ground. so into that and more now on the weather, we turn to tucker barnes to get the latest. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin and tucker barnes is right there. and he is ready to talk about the weather. >> a little hard to tell on that video. >> could you see a funnel. >> i saw an interesting cloud formation. >> it was so quick. >> the other indication would be if there were reports on the ground of damage from a tornado or wind damage. >> and there haven't. >> right. we didn't have too much action around here. we did have some showers and a few storms that kicked up. we've quieted down overnight. temperatures have had a chance for fall back. 75 right now in washington. 69 this morning in baltimore. 64degrees in winchester. 75 in ocean city. going to be another day much like yesterday. a decent amount of sunshine. it will still be kind of warm and humid out there with highs
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expected to top out in the upper 80s and 90s. you can seat darker reds just north and west of baltimore late yesterday afternoon and during the evening hours. they still got a flood warning that just expired for baltimore county as they got some very heavy local rain as well. we will ke up with a mixture of sunshine with just a little bit of cloudiness out there. going be for a partly zippy day today with scattered showers and thunderstorms returning this afternoon and highs in the upper 80s to about 90. we'll go 88 in washington. tomorrow looks fantastic and a nice weekend cooldown. wait until you see that. >> okay. perfect. let's say good morning to julie wright and get latest on traffic. >> not too bad on the interstates for you were traveling to and from the capital beltway from the wilson bridge. north of town is where i've got some problems. eastbound along 32 approaching route one, accident activity here is what is trying up the right side of the highway. fire and rescue units are on
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the scene. the right lane remains closed eastbound on 32. westbound traffic flowing freely. no problems to report there. your lanes are open as you travel southbound along 270. overnight construction cleared here at 28 and rockville headed for the split. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. the expansion of gambling in maryland is one step closer to become a reality. >> the general assembly passed a bill to allow a sixth casino in prince george's county and table games at existing casinos. melanie aln has the latest. >> reporter: tuesday was certainly a marathon session here in annapolis as opponents of the expanded gaming bill lobbed amendment after amendment in the house of representatives. it was after midnight when the state senate approved those changes. the bill will go to governor o'malley this morning to be signed at 10:00. now, passage of the bill in maryland means that the state will allow a casino to be built
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in prince george's county. all thcasinos in maryland could offer table games with real cards and deals are like poker, black jack and roulette. the me shower would allow -- the measure would allow casinos to operate 24 hours a day. state analysts believe expanded gaming will bring in an additional $200 million to the state's education trust fund by 2019. opponents are concerned that there simply aren't enough customers to support another casino and the he can -- expansion may hurt the casinos which are just getting started. >> we will jeopardize the creation of those 10,000 jobs. 3200 jobs already existing at maryland live. >> each casino has its own deal now. each delegation has its own
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deal now. so clearly, there are reservations. >> reporter: lawmakers agreed to cut taxes paid by the casinos to compensate them. currently, they fork over 67% of their revenue to the state for the education trust fund. the bill has cut those rates by as much as 16% depending on the location. after governor o'malley signs the bill at 10:00 this morning, it will then be placed on november's ballot for voter -- for voters to have the final say. back to you. >> thank you. some of another stories making headlines, transportation secretary ray lahood is warning people overseeing the dulles rail project to shape up n a strongly worded letter, leaders expressed concerns over recent reports the board spent lavishly on air traveling meals and wine. they also expressed outrage at reports of nepotism and of lucrative contracts going to
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former employees. verizon will form aally hand over its 911 failure report today to the metropolitan washington council of governments. the report details the company's emergency line failures during the derecho storms. verizon says it will improve communication between 911 directors and auditors. a montgomery county man accused of killing his stepdaughter is expected to learn his fate today. david hang is charged with stabbing 12-year-old jessica wynn 45 times back in may of 2011. detectives tracked him down using dna found at the scene and cell phone records putting him in the area at the time of the murder. the jurors got his case last night. they will resume dlib rigs this morning. a judge has denied a request to delay george huguely's sentencing. the former university of virginia la crosse player was convicted of second degree murder in the death of his ex-
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girlfriend yeardley love. he faces up to 26 years in prison. a disturbing story out of arlington this morning. police say a man is in jail after he sexually assaulted a woman in a supermarket. the alleged incident happened on wilson boulevard in clarendon whole foods. investigators say he walked up behind a woman and inappropriately touched her. they found him later and they say he later commited a sex act while he was in police custody. a horrible sight in one neighborhood. dozens of birds fouling out of the sky and dying. we'll tell you what is being blamed. a hypersonic aircraft designed to fly nearly 4,000 miles per hour, but will it work? we are checkg more headlines coming up next. [ male announcer ] do you support work for welfare?
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new this morning in sir yarks a huge blast went off in the center of the capital damascus overnight near a parking lot used by the army command and not far from a hotel used by u.n. workers.
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-- new this morning in syria. leon panetta d the joint chiefs of staff general martin dempsey say iran is helping to build a militia to help fight the rebels. the air force test as a hypersonic jet reaching speeds of over 3,000 miles per hour. the test involved an experimental aircraft that is designed to fly six times the speed of sound. the x-51 wave rider does not have a pilot and was expected to reach mach six after dropping from a b-2 bomber over southern california. >> that is fast. >> that is fast. >> crazy fast. >> here is a rare sight for you. two planes collided on the ground with into one on board and no engines running. the larger plane broke loose and slammed into a parked aircraft. this kind of accident is rarely seep in aviation. the faa is looking into what caused the plane to break loose
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from the tug. police in millville, new jersey believe pesticides are to blame for killing dozens of birds in the farm town. residents say they saw the birds fall from the sky throughout the day yesterday. that is because the farmer had applied the poison to the ground in order to keep the birds away from his corn crop. county and state officials say the farmer followed all the rules and regulationss and that the pesticide causes no harm to humans. d.c. students will be heading back to class soon and for students in one ward school area, they are getting an up- close inspection. >> the shower activity from yesterday is out of here. we are looking at a quiet start to your day. julie wright is in with a look at your traffic too. we'll do it right after the break.
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news. live look outside right now at the wilson bridge as we get things moving on this wednesday,00en day at 5:15 in the morning. -- hump day at 5:15 in the morning. tonight's powerball jackpot now stands at $320 million. it may be climbing. >> no one has hit this since
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june 23rd. powerball is played in 42 states including d virginia and the district of columbia. >> i got my ticket. >> you got your ticket? >> uh-huh. >> you have your own ticket. >> image in the office pool too. >> you just didn't participate in one particular office pool. >> how many we got going on here? >> you have to make sure. you don't want to be the last one in here. >> but it's more now. >> that is what i heard. maybe the guy that is collecting for us is -- >> he has an operation fee. >> maybe that is what is going on. that's why it's more expensive. >> that's right. costs a little more to maintain the tickets. should be a nice-looking day. if you will be standing in line, you want to bring a little fan because it will feel hot out there later today. partly sunny skies. we are expecting temperatures back in the upper 80s to about
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90. better chance we'll see them sort of washington and points east later. nice tomorrow. tomorrow will be beautiful, sunny, barbiturate, low humidity. high temperatures close to where they should be, upper 80s to about 90. a cooler weekend. we've been talking about how cool it will this weekend. high temperatures for a change actually below average. upper 70s and low 80s around here both saturday and sunday. something to look forward to if you had enough of the summer heat. 74 in washington. temperatures not terrible. 66? gaithersburg. 68 this morning in baltimore. 70 in leonardtown and in fredericksburg. we should see a decent amount of sunshine to start your day. these temperatures will get a quick pop early on and we'll be well into the 80s later this afternoon, probably close to 90 for appear afternoon high. there is your satellite-radar. that is the shower and thunderstorm activity from last week. really hit hard in parts of northern maryland just more of baltimore where they had a flood warning during the overnight hours that just expired. you can see out to the west. we had a little bees of energy and cloud cover and the front from yesterday still hanging autopsy cross the area.
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this will slam into our front and during the course of the afternoon, we'll seat possibility of additional showers and thunderstorms kind of kick up. any sunshine we see today will only kind of fuel the afternoon thunderstorms and then we'll finally get the front east of us later tonight. we should set up for a nice thursday with high pressure building in from the north and west around here. so forecast gets better from here. 88 today. partly sunny skies. still kind of humid out there. afternoon showers and storms certainly a possibility just like yesterday. wind out of the north and west at about five to 10. the storms will die out without the daytime heating. here your five-day forecast, tomorrow, sunshine, low humidity, upper 80s to about 90. hot and steamy friday. that is another cold front. get in here late friday. brings us some thunderstorms and really cools us down for the weekend. highs in the upper 70s and low 80s saturday and sunday. get ready for the cooldown. it will feel great around here this weekend. let's do some traffic and julie, 82 still plenty warm to
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go to the pool. don't you worry? >> i'm holding on to the 80s, maybe the low 90s. >> you looked like you were shifting when i mentioned 82. >> i know. i was like really? accident activity eastbound 32 before you reach route one. that was tying up the right side of the highway. westbound lanes are open. no problems reported along that stretch. you will find the lanes are open as you continue southbound along 270. no problems to report leaving hyattstown continuing out towards the truck scales. lanes are open as you continue out to the american legion bridge. thousands of d.c. public school students will soon be heading back to class but some will face overcrowding in the classrooms. >> that includes schools in councilmember mary cheh's ward. matt ackland has the story. >> it is something councilmember mary cheh has done for years. >> all the major repairs are done. >> reporter: just before classes begin, she tours each
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school in her ward inspecting classrooms, taking time to chat with teachers. cheh and her staff right down anything that just doesn't look right, old paint chipping away. missing safety strips on stairs and drainage problems on playgrounds. cheh even personally checks toilets to make sure they flush. >> every year, i must say, things have been better and better and better. when i first started sick years ago, there were issues about whether books would be delivered. >> reporter: but there are circumstances. cheh and her staff discovered a number of problems. an automatic door for the disabled wasn't working. and at jennings elementary, new renovation problems. >> over there, we see we have this multimillion-dollar improvement and yet the cotter, some of the work over there has not been up to par. >> reporter: cheh says the biggest problem in her ward is the size of schools.
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they are simply not big enough and that is why portable class rooms are all too common. >> you might say we're very successful and we're a victim of our own success. that is true but we have to respond to it. >> overcrowding is not an issue in all schools here in d.c. in fact, in some areas, schools are not at capacity. cheh says she will continue to push for expanded school campuses. in the district, matt ackland, fox 5 news. school is almost back. a couple of weeks away. can't wait. >> i was going to ask you how you feel about that. >> can't wait. it should go year-round. sometimes wishes do come true even if it is not about school. not really. even if it is not exactly the way you expected it to happen. >> that is the premise of the new movie, the odd life of
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timothy green opening dud. coming up next, joel eggerton sat down with kevin mccargt question. - - with kevin mccarthy.
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look back over your career, what is that one role that taught you the most about who you are? >> i learned something interesting about myself every time i worked. that is part of the rope i choose all different sorts of things. this movie in particular because the moat fresh in my mind, tell me a lot about my family. i started to think about all this stuff that peter is throwing out. i have never given thought to it. i'm in the i afather. but all these ideas that he is talking about about not living your life through your child, it has reflected a lot about my father n that instance, i realized that my father is really being true to that kind of letting me do my own thing. he has really kind of gotten out of my way. he could totally have tried to live his life again through me. he never d. >> this is cj's first leading role in the movie. hypothetically, if you could go back in the history of cinema and this your first movie role
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being a classic movie, what would that movie be and why? >> i think i would have loved to be in e. t.. i would have loved to have been the kid in e. t.. i tell you, i was desperately wishing i was one of the kids in goonies. i felt like i wanted to be part of those worlds. this is a great thing about kids watching movies. this will become the fabric of a lot of other kids' history. you cast yourself in those and you desperately envy those that are part of that world. >> your character has trouble standing up to his father. was there ever an audition in your career where you had to stand up for yourself. >> i was asked to do something incredibly awkward and embarrassing in an audition. i just stopped halfway through and i said you know what? this is not really good no me and i'm obviously not for you
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guys. i'm going to go. i said i'm never going to do that again. i find it hard to be assertive. imvery much like jim green. i'm just an australian version of him yom jennifer garner plays edgerton's wife in the movie. we'll have kevin's interview with her coming up in the #:00 hour. he wanted to get out of a relationship with his mistress that he allegedly faked his open death. >> ahead in about 14 minutes. details of how one navy commander tried to pull that off. >> next, our big story, expanding gambling in maryland. it is one step closer to reality. we'll get a live update from annapolis. stay with us.
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. 5:30 on this wednesday. we're halfway through the week. >> sing it, sarah. >> singing wednesday song. we're halfway through the month too. can you believe that? >> that's true. didn't realize that. time is flying by. seems like only yesterday i was in high school. >> what? >> i was just reflecting on my past. >> way back in the past. >> not too far, sarah. >> come on. >> all right. let me do the weather forecast. i don't know what to say to wisdom this morning. rain showers, thunderstorms last night. the worst it was was just to the north up towards baltimore.
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getting a break right now. maybe we'll do it again later today. >> i'm still stuck on what this one is saying. i don't know what is going to come out of his mouth. >> 74 in washington. humidity, 82%. let's look at the radar. nothing to see. we'll be nice and quiet for your morning hours. yesterday, we had showers and storms. today, your morning commute should be just fine. later this afternoon, the possibility that we'll see showers and thunderstorms kind of kick up. the front that approached the area yesterday is draped across the area. that will serve as a focal mechanism for some additional showers and thunderstorms later today. otherwise, kind of warm and humid. 84 in hagerstown. better weather on the way tomorrow and a cool weekend. i'll have detail on that in just a minute. >> it will be beautiful. cannot wait for this. time now to toss things over to julie wright to see what is happening on the roads. good morning to you.
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>> good morning. just now receiving word that we do have delays on metro's blue orange line. traveling between foggy bottom and clarendon, will find additional delays due to problems on the blue orange line. no problems to report southbound 270 coming in out of hyattstown. you will find your lanes are open right now as you guys continue across the top stretch of the beltway between college park and bethesda. northbound i-59 in the main line and hovs rolling at speed headed for the occoquan. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. raffic. . new this morning, the bill to expand gambling in maryland is headed to governor o'malley's desk. >> the general assembly passed the measure during the special session. melanie alnwick has the details. >> reporter: it was after midnight when the state senate got ahold of the bill and approved the chains that have been going on all day in the house. prince george's county
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executive rushern baker saying in a statement the passage of this bill enables voters of state and county to finally have a say on this important issue. i believe this expansion will be good for the county and the state. governor o'malley is expected to sign the bill at 10:00 this morning. that means maryland will allow a casino to be built somewhere in prince george's county. most bets or national harbor and all the casinos in maryland could offer table games with real cards and dealers like poker, black jack and roulette, not just electronic slots and video machines. the measure would also allow casinos to operate 4 hours a day. supports are say it is all about jobs and revenue. opponents are concerned there simply aren't enough customers to support another casino and the expansion may hurt businesses that are just getting started mike maryland live which opened in june. the public debate isn't over yet. >> whenever there is a controversial bill, you are talking to empooh, trying to explain the bill to people, trying to explain why it is in the state interest and in the
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interest of their constituents. >> reporter: now, lawmaker did agree to cut the taxes paid by the casinos to compensate them. current will you, they fork over 67% of their revenue to the state's education trust fund. the bill cuts that rate by as much as 16% depending on location and rodirections are t could bring in as much as $200 million to the state by 2019. now, after governor owe medically signs the bill this morning, then it goes on the november ballot for voters to finally have their say. back to you. maryland lawmakers also worked overnight on the bill that would address the court ruling on pit bull attacks. early this morning, the measure died and the house and senate could not come to a new agreement. so the court ruling stands. that means in a dog bite involving a pit bull, plaintiffs in civil cases don't have to prove the animal's prior violent behavior for the owner to be held liable for damages. landlords can also be held liable in dog bite cases on
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their property. property. . checking some other top stories making headlines, ray lahood and several local leaders have issued a harsh warning to people overseeing the dulles rail project. the transportation secretary, governors bob mcdonnell and marten o'malley as well as mayor vincent gray warned the washington airports authority to shape up. they expressed concerns over recent reports the board spent lavishly on air travel, meal and wine. they also expressed outrage at reports of nepotism and of lucrative no big contracts going to former board members and employees. >> it never should have come to such a strongly worded letter. anyone in a private organization that conducted themselves like the airports authority would be fired. a private company simply want stand for the kind of abuses with expensive bottle of wine and last high pressure minute travel. >> the washington airports
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authority has oversight of the construction of the new metrorail silver line as well as the operation of the dulles toll road and reagan national and dulles airports. they ponded to the letter saying among other things, they have revised their travel policy and have ended or are in the process of ending all professional services contracted with former board members. a verdict is expected today in the case of a montgomery county man excused of killing his stepdaughter. david hanging charged with stabbing 12-year-old jessica nguyen 45 pipes back in may of 2011. hang did not live in the home with nguyen and her family but detectives tracked him down. -- 45 times back in may of 2011. a man was found shot to death in his apartment on fife street back on march 1, 2011.
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police say two men were seen running from the scene. they got 199afour-door light colored small or mid-sized sedan. if you have information about the murder, call police. he faked his open death to get out of a relationship with his mistress. that is next as we check more headlines. >> plus, nearly one million illegal immigrants with a chance to avoid a deportation. details of a new program that starts today coming up next. stay with us. we'll be right back.
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is. young illegal immigrants have been scrambling to get their paperwork in order. it is called deferred action for childhood arrivals an applications will be accepted beginning today. applicants must by a $456 fee and provide proof of identity. the program will let them avoid deportation and obtain a u.s. work permit. but government officials warn that the process will not lead to citizenship or provide permission for international travel. ron palillo has died. he continued to make guest appear'ss on tv shows and went on to teach acting to high school students. he was 63 years old. after 41 days of marriage,
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eve and ocho cinco are calling it quits. evelyn lozaza is filing for divorce from chad johnson. this comes days after johnson allegedly head butted her during an argument. we are hearing the 911 calls from the neighbor. >> was it physical or verbal? >> no, she has a cut on her forehead. >> does she immediate paramedics. >> she probably will need stitches, yes. let's not make a big scene about it until the police get here because we are worried that he is going to get mad. he is a high profile person. >> police arrested johnson and later released him on bond but the miami dolphins cut him just hours after the incident was made public. johnson says he still loves her and will never say anything bad about her. >> file that under people i'm tired of hearing about already. now to the story of a sub marine commander relieved of duty by the navy yesterday for faking his own death.
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mike ad ward did it to get out of his relationship with a woman from chesapeake, virginia. she also good him of getting her pregnant and later miscarried. she got an e-mail indicating he had died and when she showed up to offer condolences she found he was married and moved to connecticut. >> and that ends our bad relationship block of news. it is just about time for those flu shots. coming up next, imagine getting one flu shot for the rest of your life. >> that could be possible sooner than you think. we'll explain. plus, get ready for more thunderstorms later on today. tucker has your forecast. stay with us.
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we are looking at a few clips from ben and kate. one of the new shows to come this fall on fox's hilarious tuesday night. >> wait until you are watching these shows in an exclusive advance veeping in los angeles. you can enter for a chance to win this trip on
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you can look under the contest page. you could be one of five first prize winners with each receiving a $50 american express gift card or 15 second prize winner whose will each receive two tickets to an advance screening here in washington, d.c. you must be 18 or older and live in d.c., maryland or virginia to enter. you can see the complete rules on >> i might set my dvr for that one. >> always look forward to fall for the new shows. >> sometimes they're good, sometimes they're not. i mean other networks. >> yes, indeed. i'm just trying to think about my most memorable fall from last fall. >> can't name one, can you? >> good luck. >> 74 in washington. 74 in annapolis. 66 in manassas.
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we've got temperatures back in the comfortable mid-60s north and west. 63 this morning in winchester. yeah, temperatures will be in the upper 1r0 to about 90 later today. we'll watch them bounce very quickly here once we get the sun up. not a bad looking start to the day. we had the showers and thunderstorms around. not the case today. our thunderstorm activity from last night, you can see it pushing up into southern new england. we are relatively quiet. we have some cloud coverage out to the west. not a perfectly sunny start to the day. these clouds will help temper temperatures a little bit. we are thinking upper 80s to about 90. we have a little piece of energy out in eastern kentucky. we have our frontal system from yesterday. this energy will slam into our cold front which is currently stuck across the area. that will give us a chance for additional showers and thunderstorms later this afternoon. so, just be ready for that. not going to rain all day. later today, with some sunshine and daytime heating, we have the possibility of a few showers and storms kicking up.
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eventually, this front will get east of us later tonight. tomorrow, low humidity, highs in the upper 80s with a lot of sunshine expected around here so tomorrow looks good. today doesn't look bad. partly sunny skies. afternoon showers and storms. # # your daytime high. there are your winds north and west about five to 10. -- 88 your daytime high. tomorrow looks great. it will be warm, upper 80s. but a lot of sunshine and low humidity, thursday looks fantastic. friday, steamy, hot and humid, 91, late day storms. that cold front means business. look how cool it is. saturday and sunday highs only in the low 80s with a decent amount of sunshine. could be be a few showers or thunderstorms around here particularly south of the city saturday afternoon. that is a look at weather. let's do some traffic and find out who is going to work. julie, everybody has been on
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vacation this week but us. >> i know. well, i'm going next week. >> again? >> it's summer. >> lifestyles of the rich and famous. infamous, maybe. here what is i know. we've got problems out here on the roads. we got busy within the last 15 to 20 minutes or so. let's start off with the trouble affecting your blue orange line on metro's blue orange line. foggy bottom to harling ton and clarendon, additional delays on metro's blue orange line due to track trouble. i have reports of a car fire eastbound on 50 so coming from the capital beltway headed out towards bowie. i do know sky fox is en route to the scene. northbound on i-95 in virginia, accident here tying up the right side of the road. here is the fire truck. we have rescue equipment on the scene as well. northbound i-95 starting to slow out of newington headed past the queen. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. a new flu vaccine has been approved for the winner season. this year's vaccine contains one strain from last year's
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vaccine plus two new strains. sick companies are in charge of manufacturing it. the cdc reports between five and 20% of americans get the flu each year. >> i hate the flu. >> i know. that just means the cold weather is right around the corner. >> that is what it makes you think of. it won't be long before we are being encouraged to get a new flu shot, just a few months from now. >> imagine getting one flu shot for the rest of your life. i like the sound of that. the reality is closer than you think. >> reporter: drop by drop, carefully, this scientist at scripps research institute is working to crystallize components of flu and other antibodies. >> we are trying to further clarify other antibodies that might do similar things. >> reporter: safe to say, no one likes getting sick. what if there was immunity for all flus. >> it would be nicer for we could have one shot that would protect you against flu for life. >> that is what scientists at
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scrip are working on, a universal flu vaccine. dr.ian wilsois a professor of molecular buy olympic and he is overseeing the development of the vaccine. he says there are two types of flu, influenza a. >> the one that is the most deadly, the one that has caused pandemics and epics. >> reporter: such as swine flu or bird flu in recent times. the second timeen influenza b, the seasonal sniffles or stomach flu. >> the immune system makes antibodies. >> or you get the flu shot. it covers the strain of the season and only lasts a year. researchers at scripps have discovered an antibody that is more universal. >> this is the first time that such an ontario body has been found that can actually --
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andant body has been found that can actually -- and antibody has been found that can actually protect against influenza a and b. >> even something that could give you protection for five years would be better than something to be protected against every year. the ultimate goal is to have lifetime protection. coming up, another late night on the west coast for the warrant nats facing some giant bats. >> he hammers that one. its agoing it stay in play. giants will score a run. >> could the nats mount another comeback? sports breakfast is coming up next.  [ male announcer ] you paid in to medicare for years.
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all in one place. carmax. start here. the nats in san francisco to face the giants. the giants broke it open with four runs. belt had three hits, three runs. the nats lose this one 6-1. they are now just flee and a half games ahead of the braves in the east because they beat the padres. the oriole kicked off a series with the red sox at camden yards.
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bottom of the third, short stop omar cantanilla gets one. the os win this one. here is the thin for you. are you brown bagging it to work today? a lot of people are apparently doing that. it is saverring people a lot of cash. it is easy for us because everything is closed. >> you kind of have to. >> we'll talk about that and more coming up in our 6:00 hour in our business beat. first, time for our facebook fan of the day. our fan of the day is angela henson. she watches every day. she is celebrating her birthday today and could use the pick-me- up. >> happy birthday to you. >> thank you for watching. >> for your chance to be tomorrow's facebook fan of the
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