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abadaczewski -- in afghanistan. he was particularly ruined about drone strikes. >> he confessed to disaster after disaster. he even urged his leaders to flee the regions and go to places away from aircraft, photography and bombardment. >> reporter: a political battle ensued when the obama campaign awnched an ad. it said mitt romney would not have nor rised the attack -- nor riced the attack -- not authorized the attack. >> you would have given the order? >> even jimmy carter would have given that order. >> reporter: in 2007 romney said then senator obama was wrong to advocate an attack on bin laden in pakistan without approval from the pakistani government. >> if there others who said one thing and now suggest they'd do something else, then i would go ahead and let them explain it. >> reporter: republicans are criticized president obama for
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politicizing bin laden's death. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> mitt romney will be in new york today with former mayor rude ji giuliani and a -- rudy giuliani and a group of firefighters to mark bin laden's death. the associated press says the united states military is under reporting the number of times afghan soldiers and police have fired on americans and other foreign troops. an ap investigation, the associated press investigation found nato reports every time a coalition soldier is killed by an afghan in uniform but it doesn't report the number of times an afghan soldier or police officer wounds a u.s. or a nato troop or even misses his target. just last week two u.s. soldiers were wounded when afghan policemen shot at them. both afghan policemen were killed in that incident. but it was not reported to the international coalition. the white house has confirmed what we've known for years. the united states military
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routinely conducts bombings on terror targets in foreign countries, including pakistan and yemen using unmanned drones. the white house counterterrorism says the targets are chosen based on the threat that person presents to americans. civilians who are bystanders have been killed in these attacks. heel said the strikes are -- he also said the strikes are legal. secretary hillary clinton is on her way to china today. they refused to say whether dissent chen guangcheng was at the u.s. embassy. secretary clinton said human rights issues will be a part of her discussions while in china. a fugitive is wanted for assaulting an officer. he was last seen at the barnes and noble in tysons corner
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saturday around 12:30 p.m. officers chased him but he escaped. investigators say the 39-year- old todd corrado is armed and dangers and not to approach him. call fairfax police if you have any information. closing arguments in the michael gardner child sex abuse trial could begin as early as today. the falls church businessman is accused of molesting three young girls who were invited to his daughter's slumber party last summer. gardner took the stand in his own defense yesterday. he said on one occasion his daughter cad him to come into her -- asked him come to come her bedroom when a loud thunderstorm was coming through but he repeatedly denies touching any of the other girls in an inappropriate way. prince george's county police are searching for the people who burglarized a home in adelphi, maryland. the home is being rented by students from the university of maryland. they were home yesterday when three masked men broke in. the suspects got away with some money and illegal drugs the students had inside. >> he took my weed and my rent
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money. >> in case you missed what he said on the money, he said, "they took my weed and my rent money." the suspects also took cell phones, a laptop. none of the students were hurt during the burglary. your bill is going down. baltimore gas and electric customers, you should save about $54 a year. the rate change starts in june and is expected to last through may of next year. it is 4:34. here's a look at some of the other things making news. an epa official who suggested the agency was about to crucify law breaking oil and gas companies is now out of a job. he resigned his post in a letter to the epa administrator. he headed up the agency's six regions -- sixth region. he made headlines last week when oklahoma senator showed a video of one of his speeches from 2010. in it he compared enforcement methods to the romans when they
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were conquering the villages saying they would crucify the first five men they saw, as an example. in his resignation letter he said he regretted those words and doesn't want to be a distraction to the epa. a new york highway where seven family members were killed after plunging 60 feet into a ravine has inadequate guardrails. an out of control suv hit a curb and went flying over the guardrail on sunday. it felt six stories to the ground killing everyone insides the vehicle. the tallest building in new york is once again in lower manhattan. >> one world trade center has surpassed the empire state building. manuel gallegus has more. >> reporter: the recovery in manhattan reached new heights. the first column of the 1
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u.n.th "owe 100th floor of one world center was placed. it took a while after september 11 for construction to get started, but eventually at a rate of a new floor every week, the tower started to alter manhattan's skyline. locals and tourists marveled at the structure. the milestone comes close to the one-year anniversary of the death of osama bin laden. >> you're not going to stop america. we're going to rebuild. we're going to keep on going. >> sends chills up and down your spine when you think about what happened. >> reporter: from here on the 71st floor of the building, you get a real sense of just how massive this structure is and how tall it is. take a look at this panoramic view of all of new york. something that's noticeably different from the original twin towers is that the building is all glass. windows, floor to ceiling all the way around. the tower is one of several buildings under construction at the site which is also home to
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the national september 11 memorial and museum. >> it's been an act of passion and an act of patriotic duty. >> reporter: the skyscraper isn't expected to reach its full height for at least another year when the needle is added. the tower will top out at 1776 feet making it the tallest building in the until. manuel gallegus, cbs news, new york. >> the tall lest building in the world -- tallest building in the world stands at 2723 feet. our time 4:37. warmer temperatures are expected but could they also bring some thunderstorms to our region? in about two minutes howard will let us know what's in store for the day and the rest of your workweek. surprise, surprise. three of the wealthiest counties in the whole country right here in our backyard. jessica will have more on that coming up in your money segment at 4:41. more and more dads are choosing to be mr. mom. that's coming up at 4:52. 9news now returns with your weather first in two minutes.
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4:40 on this tuesday morning. we've got some showers and storms out there out to the west that will be pushing through the metro probably in the next hour or so. temperatures will be in the upper 70s by noon with highs in the low #s on. looks like the -- low 80s. looks like the most active part of the day will be this morning. full forecast coming up in a few. monika with time saver traffic. overnight police investigation on florida avenue, it is shut down between rhode island avenue and 7th street northwest. you're looking at a live picture right now with police activity on the scene. this is just south of howard university hospital. you want to stick to rhode
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island avenue instead. we'll have more on this situation coming up in the next few minutes at 4:47. andrea and mike? thank you, monika. time for your first money segment of the morning. >> ola, jessica doyle. just wanted to throw a little something at you. >> it is a new month. we're hoping for a new direction for the stock market. just suffered the first monthly drop of the year. investors remained searched about europe's death crisis and the strength of the economic recovery here in the u.s. the dow lost a little bit. the nasdaq was off 1.5% in april. checking the numbers now, the dow slipped about 15 points yesterday. nasdaq was down by 22. the s&p 500 was off by 5. delta airlines expanding into a new business. the carrier says it's buying a refinery near philadelphia for $150 million. it's hoping to slice a $300 million a year from its jet
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fuel bill. delta's planes burn through 3.9 billion gallons of fuel. it cost the airline $11.8%, 36% of its operating business. the d.c. council is expected to approve a plan to repay district work information furlough days they were forced to take last year. this plan would cost the city $22 million. it's about $2 million more than the plan rejected two weeks ago. the plan would pay back tens of thousands of works by converting four unpaid holidays in 2011 to paid days. three northern virginia counties topped this year's forbes list of the wealthiest counties in america. they are loudoun county, virginia ranked first with a median annual household income of $115,000 fall willing right -- falls right behind falls church, virginia at $114,000. fairfax county came in at $105,000. other ones, los alamos county,
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new mexico, $103,000 and howard county, maryland rounded out the top five with the median family income of $103,000. lots of money. big money. big money. >> no wonder why fund-raisers are held in northern virginia. >> i can tell you this is why i moved to northern virginia because they give you a bag of money. >> welcome. two d.c. area airports are among the worst and best in the country according to a recent survey. >> we're back with that story and more when 9news now returns in two minutes.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. they're convempts to 9news -- converts 9news in the morning. say good morning to them at two different functions. they said we changed because we think you guys are great.
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>> yeah. we think you're great for making the smart choice, there. take some rain gear if you're leaving shortly. the next couple of showers we'll -- couple of hours we'll have showers and storms. i think this may be the most activity part of the day. we may end up with not too much more showers and storms. yesterday we managed to squeak into the upper 60s late in the afternoon. but today we should be a good 10, maybe 15 degrees above that. so low 80s is what i'm thinking. want to start you off with a look the at the radar. we are looking at an area of showers and storms coming from pennsylvania sliding through the region this morning. you see the lightning down in virginia. you see lightning up into maryland as well coming into northern virginia. but it's really off to the south. i want to focus on the metro washington region. right now we're dry but the next hour or so this will push through. the heaviest is south and west
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of town. here's loudoun county and lease burning. the line extending to frederick. this has gone into frederick county there. even a heavier shower along 70 not too far if new market there between mount -- from new market there between mount airy and frederick. coming down 15 toward point of rocks and lucketts and northern loudoun county. the heavier showers are coming through. they've weakened a little bit. by far the heavier stuff we're watching is well south of this. from new market, virginia over toward areas just west now of madison approaching culpeper. showers and storms marching off toward the east. so this is going to get into culpeper, into orange and this other stuff may be tracking north into fauquier county in the next half-hour or so. so our forecast then this morning, the bus stop forecast, i think you have another two, three hours. most of this will be south and east of washington. 50s and 60s and mostly cloudy skies. your sunrise 6:10. today the early shower or storm
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could still linger at 8:00. by noon we're looking at mid- to upper 70s. low 80s at 4:00. that should be the high for the day as winds turn toward the west and northwesterly this evening with 7 # at 8:00. -- with 78 at 8:00. going out tonight, plans this evening, should be pretty good. 61 right now in d.c. mid-50s in hagerstown. they've had the rain there but mid-60s off to the south where it's dry. locally we're looking at 59 in rockville. bwi as well. upper marlboro is at 58 degrees. 59 from springfield and fairfax and sterling. showers around lovettsville and leesburg this morning. 61 at national. the humidity stands at 75%. we've got a cluster of storms in oklahoma now moving into missouri. baseball size hail outside of st. louis on saturday. it's this cluster of storms hitting us this morning. with the separation, i think we'll be okay for much of the day but a couple more chances for showers and storms later on tonight and tomorrow.
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so today 82. most of the stuff over early. tomorrow could be a morning shower and an afternoon thunderstorm or vice versa, 79. thursday i've cooled it down low 78. friday and saturday, those look like we'll be well up in the 80s. 78 by sunday. let's go to monika santami. she has time saver traffic. we have one hot spot this morning. good morning. if you're planning to head into the district using florida avenue, you want to be aware of this situation with overnight investigation. a serious situation in northwest. i'm going to step out and show you a live picture right now of what's going on florida avenue. it is shut down between rhode island avenue and 7th street northwest. this is just south of howard university hospital. go ahead and use rhode island avenue instead this morning. we'll keep you posted of course on this situation this morning. let's go back over to our maps. this time all the way west. no problems to report on the dulles toll road coming in from the airport. you just have that overnight construction which should be clearing up now in the tysons
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area and westbound at the beltway as well. no problems on 66 as you can see coming in from are inville to fairfax. the -- centreville to fairfax. no problems to report here on the beltway. south of town at route 4 pa pennsylvania avenue past andrews air force base headed for the wilson bridge. in my next report at 4:55, we'll tell but the situation in northwest d.c. first, public bus drivers in montgomery county want a bus model they say is dangerous. they want to take every 5 champion shuttle bus. five of the vehicles have caught fire since 2009. none of the fires caused any injuries but they are being investigated by the national highway traffic safety administration. according to a new study by travel and less sur, dulles international is the accepten t most disliked airport in the --
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is the seventh most disliked airport in the country. bwi is the fourth most loved airport in the country. passengers appreciate aircraft pungsialty and speedy -- punctuality and speedy security lines. >> we agree. maryland may need some federal help cleaning its air. that's the finding of a new report by the maryland department of the environment. the study finds a percentage of days with good or moderate air quality rose to more than 91% last year. but the report goes on to say maryland isn't likely to meet stricter new ozone standards because much of its air pollution comes from out of the state. cell phone users will soon get free text alerts about severe weather warnings when in maryland. the system sends the warnings through towers through every cell phone in range of that tower. all the major u.s. carriers are participating in the program. the majority of children with asthma are still being exposed to secondhand smoke. the centers for disease control found 53% of children with asthma are exposed to
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environmental tobacco smoke. those children are more ikely to visit the doctor more than three times a year because they are wheezing. they are also more likely to have their sleep disturbed at least once a week because of breathing issues. more dads may be choosing their kids over their career. new census bureau figures show in 2010, 20% of dads were the primary caretaker of their children under the age of 5. analysts say for some families it makes good financial sense since a growing number of women are out earning their -- are outearning their husbands. service men and women who have sacrificed so much for their country were honored monday if leesburg. the fifth annual wounded warrior golf tournament was held at river creek golf and country club. the annual event pairs local business leaders with wounded veterans of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. the tournament also raises money for military families in maryland, washington and virginia. 4:52. time for question of the
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morning. >> every year men spend $100 million on this cosmetic product. is it a, moisturizer, b, hair dye, or c, tanning lotion. >> i'm betting hair dye. log on to wusa9's facebook fan page. leave your response. we'll have the answer in our 6:00 hour. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. your weather first. lit up this morning, especially north and west of town. these showers into parts of montgomery and frederick and howard county. heavy stuff south and west of us. as far as today is concerned, best chance of rain will be early. then we're looking at skies partly sunny and a much warmer day. lunch time temps in the upper 70s with highs today in the low
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80s. monika santami, is the rain affecting anybody yet? >> doesn't seem so on the northbound side of i-95. things still seem to be moving smoothly through springfield, 395 and the 14th street bridge. no problems to report so far. in my next report a situation in the district at 5:01. a plan aimed to protect the summer olympics is causing controversy in london. the british military says it will place sur fast to air -- surface-to-air missiles around town. people living near olympic park are just receiving word about the high powered weapons in their midst. >> it does raise a lot of questions. >> generally in this country the military don't just announce that they're going to occupy private property. it puts us at risk. >> experts say the missiles are required to prevent a 9/11- style attack. more than 13,000 troops will
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also deployed to provide security during the olympic games. zoo keepers at the national zoo artificially inseminated the giant female panda. everyone is hoping they were pro create on their own but that has not happened. zoo officials have turned to science to help keep the species is growing. the national building museum is unveiling a show about the role of the american house and the residential landscape over the years. the goal is to peel back the layers so to speak to see how america truly lives. visitors can find out how houses are built. there are also hands on displays which celebrate the lives of some of our famous architects, including thomas jefferson. jennifer lopez reveals her steamy summer plans. >> i was wondering what she was doing. j. lo what are you doing? teresa garcia has this look at
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entertainment. >> reporter: that's the sound of the face annual international jazz day celebration. musicians including tony bennett and stevie wonder participated in a concert at the united nations. organizers call it a celebration of jazz as the universal language of freedom. a listers robert today fire row, morgan freeman and quincy jones co-hosted the event. jennifer lopez is spending her sunday with a latin group for a 16-city tour. >> we're all out there to give you our hits, to give you our heart and soul. it's going to be an amazing tour. we're so excited about it. >> reporter: lopez and company will kick off the tour in canada this july. they'll perform in several major u.s. cities, including here in los angeles in august. dave matthews and susan sarandon turned out for a special screening of "last call at the crow yay sis ," -- at
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the oasis." it is an environmental film. >> we think of it as the air. >> we don't notice just how sparse it is becoming. but we're going to find that out much sooner than i think any of us would imagine. >> reporter: it opens in select theaters on friday. that's your eye on entertainment, teresa garcia, cbs news, hollywood. good morning. thank you for watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. happy tuesday. i'm reason own. >> i'm -- i'm andrea roane. >> i'm mike hydeck. monika is here and has some interesting things to talk about this morning. happy may day. we have temperatures going in the lower 80s. by the end of the week some upper 80s. let's talk about the showers and storms we've got out there right now. mainly north and west of d.c. they'll be pushing through the metro over the next hour

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