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32. enjoy this win, but let mike shanahan put it all in perspective. >> it's one game. we played well, being a good football team in their backyard. you got to feel good about yourself. enjoy it for 24 hours and it's just one game. we got 15 left. you take it a game at a time and i think our football team is mature enough to understand it was a nice win, but it's one. what you do over the course of the season dictate what type of team you are. you got to feel good go what you did, but when we come back on wednesday, we need to get started. >> reporter: the team yesterday unveiled the option and griffin's longest run of 12 yards came on the very second play from scrimmage. he showed poise. he was willing to take a hit, possibly on the biggest play of the game, an 88-yard touchdown pass complete to pierre garcon. griffin completed his first eight passes, finished anyone
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teen of 26 for 322 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. he showed his athleticism. first possession of the 2nd quarter he fakes the handoff, heads left. eludes the offender and throws across his body to the other side of the field to fred davis for a 26-yard pickup and rg3 leaves the field a 40-32 winner in his nfl debut. it is something nobody is going to forget here, so good. a couple over updates. mike shanahan had a press conference and said rookie running back alfred morris solidified his starting role. we'll have more on him later, also rookie safety jordan bernstein out for the season, tore an acl, mcl and pcl, knick sundberg will be out next -- nick sundberg will be out next week with a broken arm and pierre garcon will test his foot wednesday to see if he can go sunday in st. louis. >> lots of updates, put rg3 off to a great start, fun to watch. thanks. of course, the big win yesterday fueled a fan frenzy
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of sorts with some fans already talking super bowl. fox 5's bob barnard is in our newsroom with reaction to the start of the redskins season. bob? >> maureen, most redskins fans we met today say they're super excited about the way the team played yesterday but know it's a long season with lots of competition for the nfl championship and yet there are some fans already thinking about a return trip to new orleans. >> i honestly believe that if the team can stay healthy and as quick and poised as they were yesterday that the redskins are ready for a super bowl this year. >> reporter: yes, dorian payne is pretty excited but other fans of the burgundy and gold are trying not to get ahead of themselves. >> the game was good. i'm trying to stay calm, not get too excited. we always win in the beginning and then it gets it. >> reporter: you're not talking super bowl yet. >> not yet. >> we're used to losing, so when it's come time to win, hey, that's a blessing in disguise. >> reporter: have you been a
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fan for a while? >> oh, my lord, we've been here for 37 years. so we've seen it all. >> reporter: the good and the bad. >> the good and bad and the ugly and we've seen a lot of ugly. >> reporter: but they looked pretty good in the big easy sunday with robert griffin, iii playing in his first nfl game. >> feeling very good about the way we played, the way we closed the game out. i'm very excited to have a new quarterback. i think that's what we was missing last year. >> reporter: we met tony boyd and other fans at the washington redskins store in bethesda where they say when the redskins win -- >> it bright understand my day, just made my whole week. i think when the redskins bring a win home, that excites the whole washington metropolitan area. >> i want to get a robert griffin, iii jersey, official nike jersey. and it's real hard to find, probably one of the highest commodities right now. >> i am very excited about this year. i think we're going to do really good. our defense is good. our offense looked awesome. we kept the ball go. i think this year will be
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really, really good. i've been a fan since i was little. me and my daddy watch every sunday. >> i've been a fan since 1970 when i came to the u.s., the first thing i turned on the tv was a redskins game and i've been a redskins fan since then. >> it was a great game. it actually gives you like oh, there's hope for this season. so that's exciting. >> even fans who are not thinking super bowl say they believe rg3 is the real deal and going to be fun to watch, maureen. >> indeed he is. bob barnard, thank you. so we're obviously be on not talking super bowl yet, but we thought it would be fun to ask our facebook fans what do you think about the skins chances this year? doug edgerton told us one game does not make a season. kenny said no one said super bowl but we played a hell of a game after everyone had us losing and byron flynn, omg, here we go again.
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skins win one game and they are super bowl bound. thank you all. here's a fun bit of trivia for you to talk about, the redskins tend to predict the outcome of the presidential elections. did you know this? it's known as the redskins rule. if the redskins win their last home game before the election day, the incumbent wins the white house and that means if the skins beat the panthers november 4th, president obama will win. the coincidence has held true in 17 of the last 18 president pall elections. the only time it did -- presidential elections. the only time it did not was back in 2004. speaking of the race for the white house, with the conventions over it is game on as mitt romney and president obama try to convince voters they have the right plan to turn our economy around. new numbers are out showing who is ahead now in the polls and in the race for campaign cash. got to have lots of that. fox's jennifer davis has a closer look at the race. >> reporter: at the u.s. capitol they've already started prepping for the inauguration
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building platforms, bleachers and a stage. even the voters have yet to decide who will address the nation from here. the latest gallup poll gives president obama a five-point edge nationwide but a new poll from north carolina shows virtually no bounce even after the democratic national convention was held there. >> we have always believed that this will be a very close race and that continues to be the president's belief. >> reporter: with less than two months to go the intense ground game heats up especially in battle ground states like ohio. >> he does not have a plan. his idea is that obamacare and a stimulus are all we need. i don't want obamacare and i don't want a stimulus like the last one. >> reporter: ohio say popular swing state for both campaigns with 18 electoral votes. >> the average of the poll does go show the president is ahead. it's very tight and it's going to stay that way. i really do think it will be all the way through november 6th.
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>> reporter: the ad blitz is also intensifying. the president pulled in 114 million in august compared to romney's 111 million, but the gop has more in their coffers overall. >> mitt romney has a ton of money for the general campaign he has not spent. >> reporter: the next big game changer could be the presidential debates. there are about three weeks until the first of three. in washington jennifer davis, fox news. turning to the developing story out of chicago where the city's schoolteachers have gone on strike leaving hundreds of thousands of children out of class, negotiations are back underway at this afternoon, but the strike is causing a lot of friction. reporter darlene hill is live in chicago. can you tell us what's the latest there right now? >> reporter: hey, maureen, this is the first strike in chicago in 25 years attracting a lot of national attention because we are talking about 350,000 students that didn't go to class today and, of course, this is happening in president
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barack obama's hometown. that strike was announced last night two hours before the midnight deadline. that left parents very little time to scramble for what ctu was calling their plan b, what to do with their children while they're at work. both the teachers union and the schools say the pay raises are reasonable, they're okay with that, but teachers don't want pay increases after this first year tied to student performance or the state's standardized tests. that's where it gets kind of sticky. negotiations are going on now and so is the big rally. we're joined here live with jeff murkinright now. talk a bit about what's going on. how do you feel? you've been in the system 13 years. how do you feel about being out here wearing red and showing solidarity and you know your students didn't go to class? >> one, i'm proud to support the union, but it was extremely disappointing to get up this morning and be in front of our school and marching around
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protesting as opposed to being able to work with our kids. >> reporter: how long do you think this will be going on? >> i would love to be back in the room tomorrow. we just started school. to have it interrupted like this, i wish that this could have been settled beforehand, but obviously there are other things going on. so definitely like to see it get settled. >> reporter: thank you. a lot of parents are feeling the same way in the chicago public school system, because the one thing about it knowing your children are in class is knowing they aren't on the streets and here in chicago we've had a lot of gang violence that's been getting national and international importance and as well as our homicide rate is up. >> thank you for that report tonight. several toddlers hospitalized today after they were stung by bees during a fire drill. it happened at the tempe manuel school in kensington -- temple
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e manual school in kensington in montgomery county. none of their reactions were severe. most were just checked out as a precaution. an olney toddler drowned in a neighborhood pool. a neighbor found the 34-month- old boy in the pool on sandy knoll drive. the neighbor performed cpr, but the child could not be saved. police are investigating and may file charges. the child was with a caretaker at the time. coming up a murder mystery has residents of a local neighborhood on edge, how police plan to calm the community's fears as the search continues for a teen's killer. >> we need an ambulance. >> plus chilling 911 calls released after an elderly woman is attacked by an animal in fairfax county. >> members of the muslim community work to save american lives ahead in the upcoming 9/11 anniversary. that story is straight ahead.
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gary? >> could it get any better? you just want weather like this to stick around, sunny sky, temperatures in the 70s, not very hard to get used to. will we have this all week long? that's wharf wants to know about. we'll take a first -- what everybody wants to know about. we'll take a first look at your forecast. stay with us. anncr: this casino's in west virginia.
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afghanistan now has formal control of the prison next to the bagram air force base force
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which holds taliban terror suspects. there are still some concerns the afghan government will let dangerous prisoners out instead of holding them without charge. meanwhile 16 afghans were killed when a man blew himself up on a crowded street. authorities say 10 victims were police officers. so far there are no groups claiming responsibility. there was a bombing near nato headquarters in kabul over the weekend killing six people including the bomber. the taliban later claimed responsibility. tonight there are reports that another al-qaeda leader may have been killed in a drone attack. senior yemeni defense officials s a missile killed six people in a car todayful they'll do dna tests to confirm one of them is saeed al siri. american officials have not confirmed the drone strike. tomorrow marks 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and to honor
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victims the amadea muslim 90 community is holding its second annual muslims for life blood drive. the goal is to save lives and shows that i lap values the sanctity of -- islam values the sanctity of life. >> i think we have a terrorist act of proportions that we cannot begin to imagine. >> september 11th, 2001, the day terror and tragedy hit home. thousands of lives lost at the hands of muslim extremists. 11 years laters there blood being shed again only this time to save lives. >> from 9/11, 2001 the impression was created that muslims are for destruction of life and we want to change that impression. >> reporter: >> at the heart of the rayburn house building on capitol hill the amadea muslim community is holding its life campaign.
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>> that's why we're doing this to show there are kind of modern muslims out there versus the extremists you see on the news. >> reporter: the nationwide effort aims to collect 11,000 bags of blood that can help save as many as 33,000 american lives. with the help of the american red cross and support from members of congress, people from all walks of life, all different faiths are coming together to give blood, coming together to show the good that can come from a national tragedy. >> i think it's important to remember it helps us all to move forward and by donating the blood it helps others. >> we need to work together to just help everyone out. that's something you can do by giving blood. >> many say the september 11th haiks hijacked islam and put american plus -- attacks hijacked islam and put american muslims on the defensive. it's hoped that things like this will reverse the damage showing that despite our differences we all shed the same blood, blood given in
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honor of those lost that fateful day 11 years ago. >> we are all united because we all care about humanity. >> the amadea sect of islam began in india and has a less orthodox tradition of jihad law. closer to home there is concern donations slated for first responders and victims' families of the september 11th attacks may not be going to those most in need. fox 5's sherri ly is investigating how some 9/11 charities spend your money. what did you find out? >> the terrorist attacks of 9/11 led to ab outpouring of sympathy, support -- an outpouring of sympathy, support and money. millions of americans still continue to help financially, but you may be surprised what it's paying for. since 9/11 americans have raised more than $2 billion for charities that promised to help first responders and victims' families and our fox 5 investigation followed the ponytail one 9/11 charity in
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leesburg and -- money trail on one 9/11 charity in leesburg and whether the moneys are going to what's promises. >> we think it's terrible, a real waste of money when these kind of expensive events seem to cost so much money. >> where does the charity say the money is really going? we investigate on fox 5 news tonight at 10:00. >> we look forward to those answers, sherri ly, see you tonight at 10:00. >> what a beautiful day. gary said it earlier in the tease, glorious, wonderful. i don't know what word you want to use, but i'll say perfect. >> it was gorgeous. >> it still looks gorgeous. >> day two, guy, i not too bad. >> would today be better than yesterday? no because today's monday. >> hey, it's my friday, so it is perfect. >> it's my monday, the beginning of your weekend. >> the worst part of the day
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was coming to work. i just had to say it. >> oh, gary. >> yeah, but you didn't have traffic liki did. >> traffic today was smooth sailing. listen, tell you, what this is good stuff and it does look -- we're under the influence of high pressure here. let's go to satellite and radar, no need to look at me. satellite and radar here, i mean there's nothing going on. there's high pressure in control and this week it's high pressure at the surface and it's all the way aloft. so when you get that, it's like a big brick wall for any of those systems out west to try and roll in and mess up our weather. we scoot. in there's a little fair weather cumulus. you see that coming down. late in the evening that tends to dissipate quickly. that is basically when the ground heats up, there's some cooler air aloft and we get these fair weather clouds no, rain and more than anything it looks beautiful in the afternoon and evening hours. temperatures right now hard to beat, 75 degrees in the city now, a couple hotspots,
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quantico sitting at 80 degrees. look at gaithersburg down to 72 and once the sun sets these temperatures are really going to droop out there tonight because we have a real -- drop out there tonight because we have a real dry atmosphere, low relative humidity, low dew points. tonight temperatures will be dropping down. 71 degrees at 70 clock, 66 at 9:00 in town. -- at 7:00, 66 at 9:00 in town. i think some spots could be down around 60 and by 11:00 in the suburbs down into the upper 50s. tonight we're talking 40s out there, 40s. how long will that stick around? >> wow, that's the only thing i don't like about this is that slippery slope to the ports and 30s and 20s -- 40s and 30s and 20s. >> then you know the blizzard is right around the corner. >> see you in a bit. >> yeah. but it won't be 40s until later tonight. your dilemma is what to do outside after work. >> you know what i'm doing. >> something outside. >> yeah. coming up here on the 5 a maryland man once suspected in
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the disappear's of a woman in aruba is now being sued. we'll have all the details. >> plus residents of a local neighborhood on edge after an honor student is murdered in her home, how police plan to generate clues about the case coming up next. i'm barack obama, and d i approe this message. mitt romney's position on womemen's health...it's dangero. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs
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for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. it's been 2 1/2 weeks since honor student amber stanley was gunned down inside her home in kettering. there is a community meeting tonight to answer questions from concerned residents. fox 5's karen gray houston is live on chartsey street where the shooting happened. what do police hope to accomplish with this meeting? >> reporter: to tell you the truth, police seem as baffled as neighbors about this mysterious shooting. the meeting is an opportunity to exchange information on all sides. somebody for some reason barged into amber stanley's house right down the street here, kicked in the door to her bedroom and shot and killed
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her. now police are really trying to draw residents into this meeting. they've posted the time and place on an electronic billboard around the corner on watkins drive. the meeting is at 7:00 tonight at kettering community center. a spokesman says the purpose is to get the community up to date on the investigation and to also receive information from the community no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. we know that amber was a promising and popular student, a senior at charles flower high. she was in an honors program in science and technology and hoped to attend harvard university and become a doctor. police are unsure if amber was the target or if the shooter might have gone to the wrong house. we know that her mother was raising her and another biological daughter and also caring for a foster teenaged girl. residents are looking forward to the meeting tonight. they want to find out as much as they can. some of the neighbors tell us they are frightened this kind
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of violence happened so close to home and police will be looking to them to get some answers. back to you. >> let's hope they do get some answers. thank you. a maryland man detained in aruba in the suspected death of his traveling companion is being sued by american express. the lawsuit seeks to void an amex travel insurance policy that gary giordano took out in robyn gardner's name just before the trip. giordano was arrested after gardner went missing in aruba last year. a judge ordered him to be released back in november because of a lack of evidence. coming up he's within part of some pretty high profile case -- been part of some pretty high profile cases. now a police officer who spent his career fighting criminals is fighting cancer. we'll have his story. >> plus the west nile virus is back with a vengeance. dr. oz joins us live tonight to tell us how big the problem is and some other infections we need to know about at the bottom of the hour. >> does letting babies cry it
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out harm them emotionally? the results from one infants sleep study when we return. romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? i'm[ romney ] this presidentve can ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence.
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create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. in tonight's health alert a new study shows behavioral training to help babies fall asleep does not seem to have any negative or positive long term effects on kids. researchers found the 225 6- year-olds who participated in sleeptraining were in different in terms of emotional health from babies who did not go through sleeptraining. the study also found no difference between the two groups and the degree of closeness between children and their parents. a new study shows postpartum depression may affect a child's height growing up. research shows children of depressed mothers were 48% more likely to be short than those mothers who didn't suffer from postpartum depression. here's the reason. maternal depression is linked to four feeding practices,
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shorter breastfeeding duration and increased stress in children, all of which doctors say can affect a baby's growth hormones. you're about to meet a man whether or not spends half his life looking for -- who spends half his life looking for bad guys in d.c. and as fox 5's beth parker tells us, you can thank him for making the streets of d.c. a little bit safe. >> yeah, that's me. >> reporter: yes. that's detective eddie vasquez still chasing criminals, as he puts it, not bad for a guy with cancer. >> a lot of the guys we catch, they run for so hard, they hide for so long that when we finally come through the door, then that the game is over. >> reporter: young eddie just finished a tour in the army and was back home in puerto rico looking for a job he loved. he became an officer in puerto rico, then saw a newspaper ad for d.c.'s metropolitan police department. >> i remember grabbing the newspaper, going home telling my wife we're going to d.c. i'm going to be a cop in d.c. and
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she looked at me and she said okay, whatever. what you want for lunch? >> reporter: now when eddie started with mbd, he was assigned here to the 4th district on georgia avenue and this he says is where he got the inch to hunt down fine actives. soon he -- the itch to hunt down fugitives. soon he earned a spot on the d.c. task force. in the '90s the murder rate soared. he worked d.c.'s first triple homicide. >> and i think it was over $20. >> reporter: he barely made it to work during the blizzard of nervous 96. >> that's when i got my call from -- of 1996. >> that's when i got my call from a source that the guy that i had been looking for, the triple homicide guy, he was taking a bath. >> reporter: they got him and later eddie helped capture the area's most notorious bank robbers. >> that was my first time that i actually saw someone say
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they're so and so by the way he walks. i know that walk. >> reporter: he saved his commendations but says what means the most is saying he helped make the city safer, but now he's in danger himself. eddie's non-hodgkin's lymphoma came back a few years ago and can he no longer work. >> it's hard to -- and he can month longer work. >> it's hard to see the -- no longer work. >> it's hard to see the news and know that i can no longer be there. the cdc is closely tracking the spread of the west nile virus and two other dangerous infections, hantavirus, pull another syndrome and bubonic plague. let's find out what -- pulmonary syndrome and bubonic plague. let's find out what dr. oz has to say. the numbers are startling, west
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nile we know a mosquito borne disease. what about the hantavirus and bubonic plague? >> we'll see more of these with the weather and climate changes and we also is issues with global travel. let's talk about hantavirus. you've got a closed shed or attic you haven't been in a while, hantavirus is passed when the poop of mice gets aerosolized. open the windows and doors and thayer place out or use some kind of -- air that place out or use some kind of mask when you first go in. the death toll is low, i suspect many more actually have been infected. west nile is a good example. 4/5 of people don't show any symptoms. >> it's scary. a lot of my friends and colleagues bitten by mosquitoes. as i understand it, the number of these west nile cases nationally at its highest since
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it was first detected 12 years ago. so what's going on and can you talk about symptoms we should be aware of if we are bitten by mosquitoes? >> the summer weather played a role in this. the most important thing is to focus on never having standing water around you and i'm not talking about swamps. i'm talking about flipped over garbage can lids, beneath plants where there's water accumulating. stay away from standing water because mosquitoes breed there of the look for a regular feeling flu, but you'll building exhausted tired and have a headache -- be exhausted tired and have a headache, malaise. if you should feel that, get seen by somebody. the good news is the vast majority of us get better by ourselves. >> let me change gears looking ahead to your show, a focus on women's health tomorrow on tuesday which really sets the stage for a big yet interview
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for wednesday. talk about those. >> we're talking about getting people out of the rut they're stuck 234 -- in and whether it's taking women into the desert or visiting the first lady on the show wednesday, we're talking about that theme. she's passionate about her family and speaking about issues of health and she's willing to share the soulful conversations with all of to us get us to think differently about the role we play in our own lives. >> so women's health tomorrow and obesity with semi-michelle obama on wednesday's show. dr. oz good to see you again weekdays here at 4:00. take care. coming up tonight here on the 5:00 inspections reveal more probings on a roadway designed to ease congestion -- problems on a roadway designed to ease congestion. >> and find out where congestion could lead to some major delays.
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[ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient. this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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[ romney ] i'm mitt romney mitt romney's position onpprove women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest.
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i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades. the washington examiner is reporting two more places on the brand-new intercounty connector are cracked. is taint sectors found the cracks, one on the bridge over route 29 in briggs chaney and one on the ramp in the very same place. the cracks are small, but the examiner reports state officials say they need to be repaired. inspectors found similar cracks in three other bridges earlier this year. we have a traffic alert to pass along tonight. if you normally drive over the memorial bridge, you may run into some delays, more than usual anyway. bridge repairs are now underway. during the construction project two eastbound lanes will close from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and two westbound lanes will close from 9:30 a.m.
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until 2:30 p.m. one lane each direction will be open during the construction which should wrap up in november. later this year the h.o.t. lanes on the beltway open in northern virginia. drivers will need an ez pass to use the alleges. vdot is partnering with several retailers so people can get easy access to an ez pass. giants, wegmans and aaa will sell the ez pass transponders to help pay tolls in virginia and 13 other states. coming up tonight an elderly woman attacked by an animal in northern virginia. tonight you'll hear the 911 call from those who helped her. >> plus president obama is swept off his feet literally in the sunshine state. >> let's just say he was excited to see the president. >> just a little. >> i think mr. balm has a vote there. >> the -- mr. obama has a vote there. >> get ready for some cool temps overnight. gar rei is back with your forecast. stay with -- gary is back with your forecast. stay with us.
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because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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the 9/11 tapes from the day a fairfax county woman was attacked by a rabid animal have been released. take a listen. >> fairfax county 911. what is your emergency? >> there is a beaver attacking a woman. we need an ambulance. >> 3-year-old lillian peterson was swimming in lake barcroft when the animal struck. her injuries were serious. fairfax county police say there has been no noticeable increase in the number of rabid animals. today is the last day for marylanders to submit comments about how the electric companies handled june's derecho storm. the psc will hold hearings with the utility companies thursday and friday about the storm. if you want to comment go, to the maryland public service commission's website. you can find that website by going to ours www.myfoxdc.com and clicking on web links near the top of the screen. >> you're off at 6:00, maureen, drumroll. what are you going to do? the weather is great? >> i'm just going to relax with the baby and maybe have a glass
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of wine now that i can do that. or iced tea. >> they have merlot flavored ice tea. >> gorgeous day. it's your friday, after all. >> if is. with weather like this you've got to -- it is. with weather like this you've got to have a little relaxation. >> i think we need to prepare for the cold weather tonight. >> will, you party pooper. >> extra blankets required out there. it will be cool overnight tonight. i think the next two overnights will be down into the 50s, maybe some in the upper 40s, beautiful shot of the cathedral tonight, great evening out there. i want to show you what the headline is because this is good stuff. it sticks around pretty much all week, too, high pressure dominating our forecast not only at the surface but aloft. clear skies tonight, high pressure scooting in getting in control with this nice refreshing air mass that came down out of canada, 57 here in town, but notice the difference
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once you get outside town. gaithersburg tonight settles down in the upper 40s. so does dulles. our western and northwestern suburbs, look, just because it says 50 in frederick doesn't mean some of the communities won't be in the 40s or lower 50s. culpeper 50 degrees, so some places there in the upper 40s, winchester 49 overnight tonight. tomorrow 78 degrees, a couple clouds in the afternoon. i think tomorrow we'll have a couple clouds like today but not quite as many and then high pressure really dominates in the upper levels. it looks to be mostly sunny, probably completely sunny, high temperature just a little warmer up into the lower 80s. right now it's great out there, 75 degrees in the city, quantico 80, manassas 75. high temperature officially came in at dulles today 77 degrees, quantico again 80 degrees there and look at the forecast for this evening. until the sun sets we'll have sunny skies, probably obvious,
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right? 71 degrees around 7:00. 66 at 9:00. this is in town. out in the suburbs it will be even cooler, 63 degrees at 11:00 with fair skies. overnight tonight we're talking again upper 40s, lower 50s. that's what you get. look at that. not a cloud in the sky. when high pressure is in control and it really looks like if all things stay the same this, high pressure is going to be dominating all week long. this afternoon we got a couple what we call fair weather clouds building up. there's a little colder air aloft, so that happens. tomorrow we'll get a few of these fair weather clouds, but as we get into wednesday, probably thursday i don't see much in the way of even cloudiness at all. so tonight 58 here in town with a light wind, clear skies, pretty much perfect for what we call radiational cooling. so again out in the suburbs we're talking upper 40s, maybe even a few spots could get a little colder and as we get in tomorrow, a chilly start, here in town around 60, a few places
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still in the upper 50s, mostly sunny at noon, 73 degrees, mostly sunny tomorrow afternoon, pretty much a carbon copy of what we had for today. here's a look at your fox 5 accuweather seven-day forecast. at least for the next five days it's pretty much perfect. we will start a little warming trend, lower 80s by wednesday, middle 80s by thursday, right around mid 80s friday. as we -- middle 80s friday. as we start getting in the weekend, at this point the weekend looks good, but we're putting a few showers in possible on sunday. enjoy your night off, maureen. >> thank you. >> and your weekend, too. you got to check out this video. it is unbelievable. president obama feeling a little love from some of his supporters. take a look. it's in florida. the owner of a pizzeria in ft. pierce literally, here it goes, swept the president off his feet with a bear hug. i want to know where was his
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secret service in all this? wait for it. here it comes. oh. the president praised him for using his business success to give back to his community. the republican now says is he voting for obama. the president's no. 2 taking some photos with a group of bikers and said i know who runs the show. he pulled up a chair, but her friends a suspicious from the looks of it. i've got to tell you how well rookie quarterback robert griffin, iii performed in his nfl debut in yesterday's season opening victory over the saints, but he was not the only rookie to shine. let's head back over to lindsay murphy live from the redskins park with the other rookie. hey, lindsay.
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>> reporter: yeah, will. robert griffin, iii had a debut to remember becoming the first player in the nfl to throw for over 300 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in an nfl debut, but we have to talk about a running back out of florida atlantic and alfred morris was a 6th round pick in this year's draft. he made the most of his opportunity yesterday. morris got strong early as the game went on. he carried 28 times for 96 yards, his longest run, 18 yards. he rushed for twod of its. the rookie has useds underdog role as motivation throughout preseason, but yesterday he proved he belongs in the nfl as a starter. >> i know what i'm capable of. i told you that plenty of times before and it's the truth. i know what type of guy i am and i know my work ethic. as long as i can leave it on the field, i'm happy with myself and i'm ecstatic for the
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team just because we came in in environment to come out with a win against this caliber of a team is great. >> alfred right now is our starting running back and i thought he did a very good job, be it two or three runs in there a lot of people can't make and we're going to substitute him we had gets tired or like you mentioned, maybe he's not playing well. maybe doesn't have a hot hand, but now what i've seen in preseason and through the first game that he will be our starting running back. >> reporter: and it's well deserved. coming up at 6:00 a recap of injuries here that mike shanahan told us about earlier, plus we'll hear from rg3. back to you. a disturbing football injury, a tulane university football player now fortunately in stable condition after a three-hour surgery to stablize his fractured spine. devin walker was hurt saturday during a tackle against a game in tulsa. it was in oklahoma. he'll remain in intensive care the next few days. doctors say it's too soon to
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tell whether he will be paralyzed, a horrible incident. they all broke out into prayer at the stadium where it happened while they were working on him. prayer goes out to him. >> absolutely. let's head over to brian bolter with a look at what's next on the news edge at 6:00. >> on the eve of the 11th anniversary of 9/11 how local police officials are trying to prevent another major threat. >> plus we're monitoring metro tonight. the cash strapped agency once again needs more money. and your wallet could get a big break right before the holidays, how low gas prices could go in just a few months, those stories and more coming up on the news edge at 6:00. president clinton: this election to me is about which...
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candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. a 12-year-old massachusetts boy is being called a hero tonight for steering his family to safety after his father suffered a seizure behind the wheel.
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>> reporter: patrick canty hopes to someday trade in his pop warner gear for an nfl jersey, his plans for college, harvard, stanford or uconn. on this day he's getting high praise for being a hero. >> i was mostly calm, but i was acting very quickly. >> reporter: the 12-year-old acting quickly in the face of danger on route 95 on saturday morning. patrick says his father was driving when something went wrong. >> the car started going really slow and he wasn't registering anything in his mind. so i knew something was wrong. >> reporter: patrick's father suffers from seizures and began to have one right on the spot. so the 12-year-old took the wheel. >> i turned the car into the breakdown lane and i shut it off and we cruise a little bit until the car stopped. >> reporter: once the car stopped he reached into his dad's pocket and called 911 this, as he kept his 9-year-old sister who was in the car out of harm's car.
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>> i told her to get way back in the denali. i opened the door and stood next to the guardrail. >> reporter: this is not patrick's first brush with danger. six years ago sunday his parents' house burnt to the ground and at 6 years old he once again tried to play the role of hero. >> i ran into the house once i saw the fire, got the fire extinguisher, but didn't know how to use it. >> that's patrick. he's calm, cool and collected. >> reporter: patrick's heroics no surprise to his mother who says her son has never been one to sit on the sidelines. >> patrick is as modest as they come. he's just an amazing kid. >> the boy's father who was unconscious was brought to a local clinic and is reported to be in good condition. >> good. brave young man there. >> thanks for joining us tonight at 5:00. >> the news is not over. the news edge at 6:00 starts right now. this is fox 5 news edge at 6:00. the nation preparing to pause for the 11th anniversary
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of the september 11th attacks. across the nation people are paying respects. in montgomery county law enforcement officers are using a new tool to help prevent mass attacks, radiation detectors, an essential piece of equipment in the war on terror designed to detect so-called dirty bombs and have been installed in metro stations, airports and harbors. police officers wear them on their belts on patrol. on the eve of the 11th anniversary of 9/11 fox 5's paul wagner joins us now with how the devices are being used by police outside the city. >> reporter: if you glanced at sergeant kevin parker as he walked through the rockville metro station today, you would likely have no idea he was wearing a radiation detection device is, a sensor so quest indicated medical patients can set -- sophisticated medical patients can set it off. >> it can differentiate between everyday radiation, medical patients from radiation that could

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