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few showers and rumble of thunder as temps get into the mid if not upper 70s. winds could be gusting 25 miles an hour. a bit breezy at times. you see the showers well west of us but as we zoom in, you see here this is west of hagerstown now. this is i-81. so a couple of sprinkles between the stateline, williams port down toward martinsburg and out west they're scattered about. that's it on the rain. nothing near the metro as temperatures have dipped to 61 in town. 56 in leesburg. annapolis 63 and 59 in la plata. we'll have sun mixing with clouds at times. today mid-70s but watch out for the afternoon showers and storms approaching. let's go to monika santami at 6:00 a.m. with your time saver traffic. i have to give credit to police and crew on the scene of a multivehicle accident on the westbound side of route 50 at route 202. they were able to move everything to the left shoulder pretty quickly. i'm going to take you to a live picture from sky 9 on the westbound side. you can see that everything was moved to the shoulder but it
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was there long enough in the rush hour to cause at least a mild backup. we're zooming out to see that delay on the westbound side of route 50 approaching route 202 in landover. keep that in mind for your traffic plans. got news is you have the lanes open. the bad news is the delay. we're going to take a look all the way to the west side of town. this has been closed for a while. belmont ridge road in loudoun county between hay road and route 7. it's because of an accident. i subject you go ahead and use claiborne parkway as your alternate route. we're trying to get in touch with authorities to figure out what's going on and how long it will be shut down. if you're planning to head here on the northbound side of 95 into spring field, you've got off and on delays through lorton. in the next report an update on both of those situations at 6:11. let's get a check on stories happening today that we'll be following for you. the senate is expected to vote on whether to freeze rates for most student loans. that's scheduled for noon.
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before that groups who support -- [ inaudible ] the montgomery county council is holding a public hearing tonight about charging fees for ambulance rides. county executive ike leggett says basically the county needs the money. tonight's hearing begins at 7:30 on the third floor of the council office building in rockville. there will be a celebration at the world war ii memorial marking the day the war ended in europe on this date 67 years ago. the ceremony begins this morning at 9:00. also today, we hope to learn more about an al qaeda terror plot broken up by the c.i.a. >> it involved another scheme to put an airline in an airline passenger's underwear. it's the latest threat involving airliners. >> delia goncalves is live at national airport this morning. are we going to see any immediate changes when it comes to security delia? >> reporter: absolutely not. that is pretty surprising. no changes here at the airport. it's pretty much business as usual. that's because officials say this plot was actually stopped
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before attackers were even able take buy a plane ticket. so there was no threat to any americans at any point. officials won't disclose the whereabouts of ibrahim al- asiri. he's also responsible for the underwear bomb that failed on christmas day 2009. this underwear bomb stopped in yemen, however, did not contain metal and it would have passed x-rays though we're told a full body scan may have picked it up. >> what this incident makes clear is that this country has to continue to remain vigilant against those that would seek to attack this country. >> this device if it's a functioning device, that is a threat to americans generally but it was not a particular threat in this case because we were able to intercept it and stop it before it made it to
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the plane. >> no word on the whereabouts of the man who was supposed to wear this bomb. coming up 569:30 we'll -- up at 6:30, we'll have more details on the timing of this plot and the anniversary death of osama bin laden. >> thanks, delia goncalves, live at national airport this morning. the five men accused of plotting to blow up a bridge in ohio have pleaded not guilty in the case. they made their first court appearance yesterday. they wanted to blow up a bridge on may day to protest big business but they were dealing with an undercover f.b.i. agent the whole time. defense attorneys call it entrapment. the suspects are facing life in prison if convicted. mayor vincent gray is -- [ inaudible ] a jury returned guilty verdicts against all five yesterday. four were convicted of first degree murder. a fifth suspect on a lesser charge. five people were killed and nine hurt in the shootings two years ago. the most notable one on south
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capitol street. the men will be sentenced in september. new at 6:00 a.m., proof that new drivers, especially teenagers, are safer when they are driving alone a. new report from aaa find as teen's risk of dieing in a crash skyrockets when there are other teenagers in the car. it plummets when there's an adult in the car. researchers find when 16 or a 17-year-old is behind the wheel, their risk of dying jumps 44% when there's a passenger younger than 21 in the car with them. it goes up to 50% when there are two young passengers but when there's an adult in the car, the risk of dieing in a crash for a teen falls by 62%. this study came out as aaa kicks off its global youth traffic safety month. jessica doyle is watching your money. the crazy things some people spend their money on. >> there's a hot new craze when it comes to goofy socks. >> that's right. when we talk about fashion trends, we tend to talk about
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the women but we're turning to you, mike hydeck, covering the men and the fashion trend that's been imported from silicon valley and showing up right here on the feet in the tech community in the washington area. flashy, flamboyant socks, status socks if you will. we're seeing the trend pore and more. recently in the "new york times," this quote, it signals that you are part of the in crowd. it's like a secret hand shake for those who have arrived and for those who want to. town and country took a swipe at describing this trend as well. i have the magazine right here throwing the spotlight on socks. $30 a pair. another $70 a pair for socks. on the other side of the coin, i want to bring you this. this is from a company called this is smash for your feet. d.c. comic socks. each set is $30. you get socks from batman, superman, wonder woman, green lantern. a couple other pairs.
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i'm wearing the women's wonder woman socks. they come with little things there. check them out. those are really cute, especially with the shoes. i don't recommend them for me particularly. these are $15. the teenage mutant ninja turtle socks and super mario brothers. if you want to go fancy with your footwear, we can go to saks fifth paul smith is a big designer of colorful, fun socks. these are in the $32 to $35 range. another option is a company called these are generally $12 a pair. >> $12 you can see. $30, $40, $70 for one pair of socks? >> are you going to wear these? >> yeah, man. >> when i run in the mornings, i can wear my little cape.
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that's hysterical. i love it. >> a gift from me to you. >> thanks. >> first father's day gift. >> a month in advance. it 16:08. in -- did is 6:-- it is 6:08. in five minutes we'll see an airliner's visit to d.c. looks like another cloudy day headed our way. showers too. howard has the typeline when we come back. your weather first when we come back. ♪
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we are going to see some showers and thunderstorms today but probably not until later this afternoon. so you can leave the jackets at home but take the rain gear for later on. some sunny breaks as well with high temperatures into the 70s 70s. for those in landover, maryland on the westbound side of route 50 at 202, the accident has been on the left shoulder for a bit, but you've got at least a mile or two backup getting by on the westbound side of route 50. coming up in my next report, i'll update you on that situation. back you to, mike and andrea. >> thank you, monika. it's being called the largest consumer protection lawsuit against a pharmaceutical industry ever. the settlement over $1.5 billion. >> that's one of the stories making news coming up on 6:12. adam laboratories admitted it promote add drug for uses that weren't approved by the food
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and drug administration. and it started doing it back in 1998. the settlement involves 45 states, the district and two civil suits. more bad news for everyone who has an epic commute. it can also be hazardous to your health. people who drive longer are more likely to be obese and have high blood pressure because you're less likely to be active. if you love space and aviation, the last few weeks have been a blast in our region. there was the space shuttle flyover last month and monday boeing's new dreamliner stopped at both dulles and national airports. >> kristin fisher takes us inside the plane and shows us why it truly is something new. >> reporter: higher humidity led light display that can
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simulate a sunrise. it's all designed to eliminate jet lag, something the passengers will need because this jumbo jet was built to go far with less fuel. >> this is an airplane i believe is the first new airplane of the 21st century. i say that because this is the first airplane that really uses the technologies that are available to us today. >> reporter: when you walk on board, you instantly noticed the higher ceilings and bigger windows. they're nearly twice as large as the windows on most commercial aircraft and that's not all. the windows dim electronically. takes about a minute and a half to go from full light to full dark and a little longer to go from full dark to full light. you'll see the 25, 50, 75 and 100% dark right here. >> reporter: as neat as it looks, transportation secretary ray lahood says the jet's best feature is that it creates tens of thousands of jobs right here in the u.s. >> the 787 represents the best meaning of the term "made in america by american workers."
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>> reporter: he calls it america's next big export. more than 850 have already been ordered by airlines all over the world, including american and united. boeing's c.e.o. predicts the 878 could become as iconic as the shuttle. >> i really believe that the shuttle and other spacecraft truly define the 21st century. i think the dreamliner is something that defines the 21st century. >> reporter: kristin fisher, 9news now. >> right now none of the airlines have plans to use the plane in and out of dulles but it could be used for nonstop flights from here to africa and asia. it typically carries 250 passengers. ours producer dan said he saw one and couldn't get close enough to t. he was elbowing people to get out of the way to check it out. >> look at the wings on those things. they flex a lot more than what we're used to. if you ever get on one of those and the wings do a little bit of this, they're designed to. what's in the design for weather? >> a little bit of sunshine in
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spots this morning. so sunrise is looking pretty g. but we are going to see more clouds and showers and storms toward the afternoon hours. so your morning commute fine. it's the afternoon, evening where we may have a few issues. here's a look at the bus stop forecast. calling it mostly cloudy but it's partly sunny in spots. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. sun came up just a few minutes ago. sets at 8:08. the breeze is going to pick up. you'll notice the winds out of the south gusting 25 or so. as we get into the afternoon showers, that's when the threat for showers and storms increases here in washington. to the west we've had some very light showers this morning in western maryland. but for the most part most of us are not going to see it. so a dry morning commute. the showers, even a few storms will be possible for the afternoon commute. temperature wise not bad. seasonal, in the 70s. maybe slightly above average. upper 70s to near 80 down south. and more showers and possible thunder for wednesday though with some luck we'll get through the wednesday morning
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commute dry. this morning it's fine but as you go west of interstate 81 and 79, this is where we've got the heaviest rains. locally i've moved live doppler 9000 haze hd into the -- 9000 hd into this area. temps are in the upper 50s to around 60 in the shenandoah valley. also on the eastern shore. to the south tappahannock reporting 53 but from newland and reedville, we're 57, 58 respectively down there and even catlett, charlie called in from fauquier county and said he's 57 and dry this morning. there are some clouds out there but also some breaks. 61 degrees with a south wind at 13. and the barometer dropping, 29.98 on the mercury. we're watching the showers this afternoon. by noontime anyway back in western maryland, eastern west virginia. this will get closer to the
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metro and i-95 toward 3:00. as we go into the afternoon, look at the scattering of showers around. rumbles of thunder through 6:00 p.m. here we are at 9:00. this front comes through but tomorrow a wave on the front gives us yet more showers from midday in the afternoon. so today mid 70s, if not upper 70s. some sunny breaks as well. better chance of showers and storms in the afternoon. 60 to 65 tonight with a few showers. 75 tomorrow with more showers. thursday cooler, stray shower possible, around 70. friday looks great around 70. right now the weekend looks pretty good. temps in the mid-70s. let's go to monika santami at 6:17. this commute has had its issues. it's east, it's west. it's just been all over town. imgoing to start off with the east side of town on the westbound side ever route 50. it's a multi-vehicle crash. it was moved to the left shoulder a while ago. let's go to our cameras so i can show you what it looks like on the westbound side of route
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50. you can still see the active on -- activity on the shoulder. you see the damaged vehicle here as well. you've got delays for about a mile. once you're at the accident scene, looks like the pace sip proving. i would give yourself a little extra time. this time all the way out west. this accident i've been telling you about since early this morning on belmont ridge road which is closed between hay road and route 7 in loudoun county. involve as tree into the woods, a tree is down. it's a serious situation. it's going to be blocked for a while so i suggest you use the claiborne parkway to get around that. you have your off and on delays coming through lorton at 41 miles an hour as you head toward newington and springfield. we'll take a live look further north on 395. here's what it looks like at duke vote. doesn't look bad once you're on 395 to the 14th street bridge. in my next report, we'll update you on all those situations again at 6:25. >> thank you, monika. next in sports, anything
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can change in a new york minute. just ask the capitals. >> so fast. justice is handed down to the pitcher but before we get to that, let's get to the question of the morning again. two out of five women say they have done one of these things when they were mad at their manual. is it a, give them the silent treatment, b, throw a shoe at him, or c, keyed his car. >> kim says a, giving the silent treatment. i would not let anyone control my happiness by destroying my property or his. >> keep the guesses coming on our facebook page. we love to read them out loud. find out the answer at 6:54. k9 advantix ii.
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we have scattered about washington. the weather is going to cooperate for you early. we will have some sunny breaks but this afternoon a threat for showers and storms. a breezy day. high temperatures mid if not upper 70s. andrea? >> thank you, howard. all right capitals fans. we were in this same spot a few weeks ago against the bruins and we won. >> caps trail the rangers. >> it was tied at 1 all in the third period. with just seconds left in the game, rangers on the power play. richards gets it past holtby. it went into overtime. 90 seconds in, the rangers still on the power play. caps lose it just that fast 3- 2. after the game bradden holtby talk -- braden holtby
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talked with reporters. >> i could have done a better job seeing around the traffic but that's what happens when you block a lot of shots. sometimes -- [indiscernible] >> game six is tomorrow night. out west the coyotes knocked off the predators 2-1 so phoenix will face los angeles in the western finals. the nationals are in pittsburgh to face the pirates tonight. they should get some big bats in the lineup. ryan zimmerman is expected to come off the disabled list. adam laroche should be back after relaxing a sore muscle. jason werth will not be back on the field for several months. he had surgery after breaking his left wrist in sunday night's game. nats expected to be gone 10 to 12 weeks. a different injury to his wrist kept be out of the 2006 season. that's what this pitcher
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gets for admitting he plummeted bryce harper on purpose. bryce harper got the last laugh. stole a home a few batters later. basic will you put a clone suit on him, -- clown suit only. still to come, the family of chuck brown tells us the real reason the miewrk legend -- music legend is in the hospital. would you like to get an xbox for just 99 bucks? jessica doyle tells us you can do it but there are strings attached. in loudoun county, belmont ridge road is closed between hay road and route 7. it's been that way since early this morning because of a serious crash. authorities are on the scene. i'll have more on that situation coming up in my next report at 6:30. you're watching 9news now. stay with us.
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welcome back. your weather first on this tuesday morning. out on the weather terrace very comfortable. skies partly to mostly cloudy. some of you are seeing the sunrise this morning. here's a look at our day planner. we're going to be dry for the morning commute. some sunny breaks. temperatures by noon in the low it not mid-70s of the we get to the mid- to upper 70s depending on how much sun we can eke out and there is going to be a threat for the afternoon hours.
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showers and thunderstorms probably mid- to late afternoon. out west where we're seeing ought of the rain this morning, especially on the ohio and west virginia border, we've seen a few sprinkles western maryland. around here all is quiet. temperatures ranging from the mid-50s in lease birg at 56 to 6 -- leesburg at 56 to 64 in annapolis. despite the fact we have showers and storms possible mid- to late afternoon, we'll be in the mid if not upper 70s. around 70 in hagerstown. it is 6:30. when i see you next, we'll talk about the rest of the week. right now inside to monika with time saver traffic. it's been quite a hick on -- headache on the east and west sides of town because of two separate students. belmont ridge road in loudoun county has been blocked off between hay road and route 7 for quite some time. it does involve a car into the woods, a tree down. it's a mess. you want to use alter yacht routes. claiborne parkway might be a good option. the toll road not affected by
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this. no problems on 66 with the exception of your normal delays and over on the east side of town on westbound route 50, here inside the beltway in landover at route 202, long- standing accident now sitting on the shoulder. i'm going to step away so you can see what it looks like. it's still here on the shoulder. the flat bed tow truck has arrived on the scene. hopefully it should be out of there shortly. expect slower than normal traffic inside the beltway. we'll end with a live look on the beltway north of town. outer loop delays begin at new hampshire avenue. they're pretty much continuous westbound to georgia avenue. in my next report, we'll take another look at the area roads at 6:43. the air force calls the f- 22 its most sophisticated fighter jet. but is the plane making pilots sick? >> the story is rivetting. our partners at cbs this morning are investigating. erica hill joins us live from new york with a preview. this is hard to believe, erica. >> yeah, mike, that's right. this is sort after follow-up --
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of a follow-up. leslie stall will be with us this morning to follow up on her report from sunday 60 minutes about the f-22 fighter pilots who say the planes are making them sick. we'll also ask if the planes should be grounded for good. that's ahead this morning. plus, many hospitals and patients suffering from a shortage of cancer drugs. congress has done almost nothing to help with that point. we'll show you what they had to say. the answers when we see you at 7:00. >> dr. john la pute is really relaxed usually. >> he finds it upsetting. trying to get some answers for us all. >> thanks, era. time for a check of campaign 12. primary season isn't officially over just yet. voters head to the polls today in three states. indiana, north carolina and west virginia. they open at 6:30 in west
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virginia and stay open till 7:30 tonight. in north carolina there is a key ballot amendment as well. it would define marriage as only between one man and one woman and ban other domestic unions. presumptive republican nominee -- presidential nominee mitt romney is getting the backing of another primary rival. surprisingly rick santorum sent out an e-mail monday night. in it he contends that romney is tough on the campaign trail and he endorses him citing their common goal of beating president owe obama in november. the c.i.a. hopes it can soon learn more about al qaeda's methods and its motives. >> a bomb plot was stopped before a target was ever selected. >> delia goncalves is live at national airport to tell us how the c.i.a. thwarted this plot. >> reporter: the c.i.a. says because they stopped this plot so early on, a plane ticket wasn't even purchased, that there was never a threat to any americans. so a pretty routine day here at
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the airport. no changes in security though it is obvious that air travel continues to be a target for al qaeda. the latest bomb plot we're talking about came from ibrahim al-asiri, the explosives expert responsible for the failed underwear bomb in 2009 and the printer card trij bombs -- cartridge bombs found in 2010. this bomb contained no metal and would have passed airport x- rays but a full body scan and alert tsa agents could have detected this bomb. >> the united states engages in a number of operations to go after al qaeda and their militant allies, their terrorist allies who would try to attack the united states. >> i did speak to one person who was involved in stopping this plot. and that person said that if this had occurred prior to 9/11, we would not have been
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able to stop t. they would have succeeded. americans would have been killed. >> reporter: good news to report. they stopped this bomb plot before it ever made it here to the u.s. and so a successful day for security officials and they say that president obama learned of this plot back in april. even though the ap report, it was first hatched to coincide with the may 1 anniversary of the death of osama bin laden, u.s. officials say other than the date, there is no credible connection. so good news and no threat to americans in connection to this bomb plot that they stopped in yemen. andrea, back to you. >> delia goncalves with that update from national airport this morning. the white house says it will not negotiate with al qaeda to gain the freedom of the 70-year-old from rockville maryland who was kidnapped by terrorists last year. in it he says he will be killed unless the u.s. meets al
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qaeda's demands. the white house demands warren weinstein be we leased but says it does not negotiate with terrorists. the reverend dr. mary marguerite kahn was shot inside st. peter's episcopal church last week and was taken off life support. her funeral will be held this afternoon at a church in baltimore. we're learning exactly what's put d.c. music legend chuck brown in the hospital. the"the washington post" reports it's pneumonia. that's video of brown performing for npr. he had a blood clot removed. his daughter says her father is recovering but there's no timetable for his release from the hospital. 6:36. jessica doyle is watching your money and your grocery list. >> indeed.
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a big local supermarket chain is changing the way it handles pork. >> it's looking to move to a more humane approach when it comes to selling pork. safeway is the nation's second largest grocery chain and it's moving to a different purchasing policy. it will stop buying from suppliers that use pig gestation crates. most pork currently comes from souths -- sows confined to narrow crates. activists say open pens are more humane. mcdonald's and burger king also have similar plans. we told but this story last week. now yahoo's c.e.o. scott thompson says he is sorry for allowing an inaccuracy about his education to appear on his official bio. but he says he's not going to bow to pressure to step down. there's still no explanation as to why his bio has periodically listed a bachelor's degree in computer science that he never
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arrived. microsoft is offering its xbox 360 gaming console for 99 bucks, a $200 savings. the catch? there's always a catch, people. you have to sign up for a two- year xbox live gold plan. you buy the console at a discounted price but you can cancel early and then be subject to an early termination fee from 12 to 1250 bucks. -- to 250 bucks. xbox 360 owners usually use it to play multigames. i did a little calculation. 15 times 24 is 360 bucks to save 200. of course you get the service. if you play a lot, maybe. i'm not a gamer. i leave it up to you people. >> got to give them the information. do with it what you will. >> it's probably a good deal. >> in some circles.
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welcome back. monika here with time saver traffic. it's not been a great tuesday. in fact, i'm going to call it terrible tuesday. on the southbound side of i-270 i'm going to start off with the good news. you really only got to the slow stuff out of frederick. it's going to be off and on into clarksburg and then the pace improves. i'll prove it to you and show what you it looks like a little further south on southbound side of i-270 at falls road. things are moving well down to the point where the lanes divide. over to the beltway on the north side of town, a live picture there where you've got a continuous slowdown from the
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95 interchange past here at new hampshire avenue. that's heading west over to silver spring before the pace improves. now for the bad news. all the way over into loudoun county on the map where since early this morning crews have been dealing with a serious accident in loudoun county. it's on belmont ridge road between hay road and route 7. that is shut down a. free down. a car into the woods. use the claire born parkway as your all -- claiborne parkway as your alternate route. no problems on the dulles toll road as you head in west. i'll update you on that situation at 6:58. andrea and howard? >> thank you, monika. look at this beautiful shot of the sunrise over washington. you can see the clouds there. we usually think of rain as a spoiler but we will welcome the rain later on to clean out this muggy, yucky air with particles. >> we're about five inches below average since january 1. we have some showers and a couple of thunderstorms in the forecast later today, tonight and again on wednesday before
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we finish the week rather strong. so that's some good news. here's a look at the allergy update. the grass pollen yesterday came in in the high category. trees are still moderate. weeds and mold are low. at the bus stop it's comfortably cool this morning. mostly cloudy. some sunny breaks. temperatures from the mid-50s to the mid-60s this morning. so you probably get away without a jacket but we may be running into some showers and storms this afternoon, especially by mid- to late afternoon. 62 at 8:00. some sunny breaks, too. it's not going to be overcast all day. 73 at noon. winds out of the south 10 to 20, gusting 25. by 4:00 74 with a chance for a few storms around into the evening as well. 8:00 p.m. temperature of 72 degrees. big time rains going on this morning in ohio, west virginia, coming out of kentucky but this is going to stay west of interstate 81 for the most part. locally we're just seeing a couple of sprinkles in far western maryland now, east of
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hagerstown on the frederick- washington county border headed for smithsburg. your temps in the upper 50s in columbia. 59 to 60 at bwi. 57 in leesburg and manassas. springfield and fort bell vir at 59 -- fort belvoir at 59. you see the breaks in the cloud cover. that was giving us that pretty shot. a little bit of sun off the capital dome. 61 degrees. your winds out of the south at 13. they're going to gust 20, 25 later on and the barometer continues to drop at 29.98 in advance of this area of rain. there's a front back here. while the first batch is going to miss us, as we get into the afternoon hours, watch what happens. noontime from hagerstown west. then by mid afternoon the showers and some storms are knocking on our doorstep so we'll be dodging some raindrops for the evening commute. today about 76. some areas in the upper 70s with scattered showers and storms. tomorrow another chance of rain
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and showers from midday on, 75. i think the morning is going to be okay. thursday looks pretty good other than a stray shower 70 and nice friday, saturday and sunday. mike, over you to. >> thank you, howard. another reminder sons, daughters, husbands, you have to get on the stick. mother's day is sunday. moms as we all know love hand made gifts from their little kids. this morning we have some advice on making some simple ones that are really neat. we're joined by an lee who happens to be monika's sister- in-law. she owns kidville in bethesda. she can teach your kids how to make something for mom. this is neat. >> i brought some very simple projects that dads can do along with their children. this is a popular one in our kidville class. take an oversized coffee filter. have your little one decorate it as much as possible. this is my 4-year-old's artwork class night. it's as simple as taking a bottle filled with water and
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food coloring. >> and all you do is spray it, right? >> spray it with a white blazer on. then slowly the colors will start to bleed on the filter and i actually have an after here. >> it gives it a neat sort of tie dye kind of appearance. >> you can make it into a flower with a pipe cleaner you can get at any arts and crafts store. >> you know it's made by your children which is neat. this is one of the other things moms will really appreciate and it's simple for dads. describe what this is. it sort of looks like a booklet. >> this is a mother's day coupon book. this was one of my favorites when i was younger. it's different chores that your little one will agree to do for mop. there's anything from taking out the trash to washing dishes and you can even get a willing more creative and put it in a
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coupon book like this. we even have some blank ones at the end of the coupon book where mom can decide what it is that she wants so she can have some control over it, too. >> it's not just mom's day. grand moms are mothers too and you have an idea for them, too. >> this is very simple. this is a great way for your little one to explore adjectives and their vocabulary a little more. really just spelling out grandma with pretty glitter and asking them to pick a couple of words that they think of that uses those letters that describes grandpa. >> thanks a lot for joining us. some great ideas. hope marries day for every-- happy mother's day to everyone out there. it's coming up this sunday. we've been looking at the best deals for today and here are some of my favorites. drive a car only when you need it. gilt city is offering a deal with zip car. 73% off. you're paying $30. you get one membership, including your application fee,
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your annual fee. 1 # 0 free miles and -- 180 free miles and a $30 driving credit. get your creative juices flowing and drink wine. living social is offering a two- hour painting class with two glasses of win, $29, 24 different dates starting may 14. and a bargain on that big screen tv you've been wanting for the den.'s deal of the day is for westinghouse 40-inch hdtv. you're saying 190 bucks on this one. price today $33 9.99 only available online and in limited quantities. if you have an offer you've seen or you're a merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from you on facebook. a check of the news before you go is next.
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today is tuesday, may 8. here's a check of the news before you go. gloria mcmillan is in custody charged with felony hit and run. police say she killed another woman with her car last week after some kind of fight. it's not known if she knew the victim 21-year-old shelinda arrington. ddot says it will start retiming all of the traffic lights to ease your commute. the agency tweeted out that news last night. the retiming will take two three years. the rangers tie the capitals with six seconds left in regulation last night. then scored the game winner 90 seconds into overtime. caps lose 3-2. it is a must win game six tomorrow night at verizon center. 6:54. time to answer the question of the morning. the question once again, two out of five women say they've done one of these things when they were mad at their man. was it a, give them the silent treatment, b, throw a shoe at him, or c, key his car.
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>> no one we listed said this one, the answer is b. >> the other three probably bought expensive shoes. >> and didn't speak tom after that. one more check of traffic and weather right here on 9news now. stay with us.
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two of the most influential buildings in the country are right in our area. i bet you can guess one of them. yes, this is the beautiful virginia state capitol in richmond design bid thomas jefferson -- designed by thomas jefferson. >> another one, dulles international airport in chantilly. gorgeous building. we talked about how we enjoy going out there to do stories from time to time. among the others that are listed as the most influential in the top ten, they also had trinity church in boston which
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is right downtown. absolutely beautiful. frank lloyd wright house in chicago. the building in new york city. >> walt disney concert hall in los angeles. >> really neat. >> go and enjoy. you might want to be indoors later today with howard's forecast. >> we have a chance of showers for later on. temps in the mid- to upper 70s. a few more showers thursday but a nice finish to the week. monikaness. >> belmont ridge road south of route 7 has been reopened. now an accident southbound route 29 at route 123 in fairfax city. as for wall street looking a little lower this morning. you can guess why. greece. more concerns. cbs this morning is coming up next. they'll have more on the al qaeda plot broken up by the c.i.a. howard and i will be back in just 125 minutes with a live -- just 25 minutes with a live look at traffic and weather. have a great day, everybody.


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