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against it now. >> reporter: as difficult as the losses will be for jpmorgan, the protessor is certain they will not -- professor is certain they will not bring the bank down. matt jablow, 9news now. >> jess come doyle is going to have more on the story in about ten minutes and how it could affect trading today. the economy continues to be the biggest problem for the obama administration, but it's also the president's largest reelection challenge. that's a finding of a new poll. nearly two-thirds of americans disapprove of the president's handling of gas prices. the public also has a negative opinion of the president's handling of the overall economy. democrats remain more optimistic about the economy than independents or republicans, but even among democrats there's a growing number of voters who say the president just hasn't done enough to improve the nation financially. well, the president's
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fortunes were improved financially. he was fed last night at the home of george clooney. he hosted a fund-raiser which pulled in a reportedly $15 million. the president will leave los angeles to head to reno, nevada. there he's expected to deliver a speech urging congress to push through morning refinancing legislation. mitt romney isn't apologizing for what he calls stupid pranks he pulled in high school. "the washington post" reported romney and several high school classmates held down a boy they perceived to be gay and clipped his longish dyed blond hair with scissors. romney says he doesn't remember the specific incident but apologized for any pranks that may have gone too far. american forces are going after the terror group which tried and failed to bomb an american-bound airliner this week. the plot failed because the saudi intelligence officer
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infiltrated that group. >> we have more on the information he provided. >> reporter: the u.s. launched air strikes in yemen thursday killing as many as seven militants was the second attack against al qaeda in the arabia peninsula in less than a week. last weekend a drone attack killed a key commander for the group. he was also wanted for the bombing of the u.s.s. cole if 2000. the air strikes are the latest blow totter i.r.s. group. earlier this week the c.i.a. and foreign intelligence agencies foiled the plot to bomb an airliner. >> this was one of the most sophisticated intelligence operations we've ever run. we were having access to extremely vital information. >> reporter: but the operation was nearly blown when someone leaked information about it to the associated press forcing
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agents to wrap it up ahead of schedule. senator joseph lieberman, chairman of the homeland security committee says he believes the leak interrupted parts of the operation that were not yet completed. >> they did something really harmful to our national security and i hope we catch them. >> reporter: defense secretary leon panetta not only hurt this operation but could make it harder to recruit future informants. >> to do it effectively, you have to protect these people. >> reporter: experts say the double agent is probably in hiding with a new identity. >> the associated press held off reporting about the bomb plot until officials at the white house gave assurances the operation was over. >> reporter: 28 people are now facing federal drug charges after a major drug bust in northern virginia. the f.b.i. says the suspects are all part of a large cocaine trafficking ring from honduras. the coke was being smuggled into dulles international airport and other airports
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around the country, and it was being packaged inside wooden picture frames and other tourist type gifts. the man convicted of killing an off-duty maryland straight trooper will spend the rest of his life in jail. cyril williams was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 25 years. williams shot and killed maryland state trooper wesley brown after brown tossed him out of an appleby's restaurant in forrestville. brown was off duty working security at the restaurant at the time. the younger brother of two n.f.l. players is charged in the murder of a denver man. 19-year-old michael davis is accused in a series of hammer attacks in the district. one of the victims was found dead in the petworth neighborhood april 24. the suspect is the brother of san francisco 49er tight end brandon davis and mb vontae davis. a howard county man is now in jail facing drug charges after half a million dollars
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worth of marijuana was found inside his home in laurel. investigators found a massive growing operation in the basement, 341 plants, and sophisticated equipment. the suspect's suspect -- the suspect lives in northboro in howard county. the soul survivor of a fiery crash in chevy chase is suing the people who helped to save his life. an 18-year-old was a passenger in a stolen car with three other people. his lawyers say the dee tails of the crash is different than what the police say what happened. >> this was not a life or death matter until the police made it so. >> you see the fiery crash right there. montgomery county police say the officers didn't touch the car. they say the driver crashed into a tree in chevy chase
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circle all on his own. 4:36. the mississippi man accused of killing two people and kidnapping two others is dead. the f.b.i. says 35-year-old adam mayes shot and killed himself as s.w.a.t. team members moved in. they believe mayes called joanne bain and her 14-year-old and then kidnapped her two younger daughters. authorities say the missing girls are safe and appear to be unharmed. it's the defense team's turn now in the john edwards campaign finance trial. prosecutors finished their job, 14 days of dramatic and painful testimony. they did that yesterday. edwards is charged with using campaign funds to hide his affair with rielle hunter. redskins great art monk filed a suit joining 63 others who claim the n.f.l. and helmet manufacturer rydell
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failed to protect players from long-term brain injuries. monk says he suffers from memory loss and headaches as a result of the concussions he sustained in his 16-year career. about 150 ex-skins are part of the lawsuits including former quarterback mark ripen. 4:37. in two minutes, howard will let you know how much sunshine is going to be headed your way and if you may need a jacket as you head out the door this morning. a new report suggests americans want to save for the future but many of us simply don't have the money to invest. at 4:49, the fda one step closer to approving a first of its kind h.i.v. drug. we're back with your weather first in two minutes.
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it is 4:39. it's chilly. charles town says it's 42. bundle up. great afternoon. breezy at times but 71 by 3:00. high abouts 73 -- highs about 73 by 4:00. i'll be back in a few minutes with the mother's day forecast. monika is in with your time saver traffic. we're going to take a live look southbound at route 121. nice and quiet for friday morning to the point where the lanes divide. no problems on the beltway on the north side of town between college park and silver spring. coming up in my next report, we'll take another look at maryland roads in a few minutes. back to you. >> thank you, monika. 4:40 and time for the first your money segment of the morning. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. good morning. >> good morning. jpmorgan chase, that's what we're talking about here. breathtaking number announced after the bell. jpmorgan chase was warning of a
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huge loss. it lost at least $2 billion. these were a series of bad trades that were supposed to help the bank hedge itself against other investments in a difficult economy. jamie diamond blames the losses on, quote, many errors, sloppiness, and bad judgment. traders are wondering what does jpmorgan's problems mean for other banks. the they're sending the stocks lower on that uncertainty. shares tumbled more than 6% in after hours trading while other banks took a 2% haircut. asian markets have seen red arrows and the dow barely snaps a 60 -- rather 20 points standing this morning at 12,855. the nasdaq dipped by a point but the s&p 500 was better by 3. in the meantime gasoline prices have dropped 5% since peaking last month. the national average is $3.74 a gallon. some good news here, down 20
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cents. drivers are paying 21 cents less than this time last year. experts are predicting if crude oil prices continue to fall, gas could average $3.50 a gallon by memorial day. >> wouldn't that be nice. >> it would be nice. >> research is suggesting a large number of americans are not investing and it's not because they don't want to. it has more to do with not being able to afford it. a trade association for the financial services industry limra says 46% of americans are not contributing to a 401(k) or an ira plan. the number highest of course among those 18 to 34. that percentage jumped to 56%. this is interesting. a new ap poll is out. it shows 88% of us think this is a good time to save. that is down a touch from february. i'm going to hand you the microphone back. >> we're sharing, a team effort here. >> that's what we're like here. >> we can go wider now. >> hi, guys. >> wow. >> we're all about the
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friendship here. a big day on wall street. >> thanks, jess. we'll get your mike figured out. we're about to head into a new weekend and here in the d.c. area, that means one thing. track work on metro. >> monika will let us know when and where that work will happen and howard will have your weather first when we return in two minutes.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it's always a good day when it's a friday at 4:45 or any time. and we're going into a pretty decent weekend. >> it's really going to be nice around here for a few days. might get a shower by late sunday, but, you know, for the most part, today is going to be really nice. tomorrow is going to be fantastic. then mother's day, i still think it's going to be a good day for most of the day and may even hold off till monday. here's a look at your bus stop forecast on this friday morning. excited about that. not too many fridays left in the school year. we're winding down. clear and chilly this morning. 40s and 50s.
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in fact, one or two spots down to 39. the sun is up just before 6:00. our day planner, we are looking at temps in the 50s in town at 8:00. still some 40s. by noon, though, it's going to be much more comfortable. upper 60s. still a bit breezy. northwest winds at 10 to 15 miles an hour. we'll head into the middle of the afternoon. 72. northwest winds at 13. highs today 72, 73, maybe 74 south and west of town, about 4:00. then by 8:00 we're back in the upper 60s. if you're going to be out this evening at sporting events or just want to grill on the deck, it will be fine. you might just need a sweat shirt. sunny and breezy today. our weather headlines just gorgeous tomorrow. tomorrow is going to be one of those days we wish we could just bottle and hold on to. it may be a top ten day of the year around here. as we head towards mother's day, there could be a late shower. better chance on monday when rain will be returning to the region. let's take a look at what's
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happening here locally this morning with temps in the low to mid-50s down in southern maryland. 54 patuxent naval air station. 47 from bill in newland. winchester is 39. gaithersburg 41. it's 43 at dulles with calm winds. on the water at reagan national under clear skies. great visibility on our michael & son weather camera. 53. there's even a bit of a chill in spots where the winds have not gone dead calm. you can see this easily without putting any fronts on here. one front here, got an area of low pressure in texas and high pressure right over the ohio and tennessee valleys. this storm system is cut off a little bit from the main flow so it will take a couple of days to get across the south and then towards us. this is what will bring us our chances of rain sunday and monday. around here we're doing real well. had a couple of isolated sprinkles yesterday afternoon and evening. that's gone. with high pressure building in,
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we'll tat winds we've got this morning. we'll lessen them as we get into the evening hours with high pressure tonight. so it's going to be another chilly night. back in the 40s and as. tomorrow as the high pressure starts to slide east of us, our winds become more southerly. that will warm us up. 75 to 80 tomorrow. then ahead of this front as we head into mother's day, we'll start to draw some of that moisture toward us. right now i think it's going to hold off till late sunday if not monday. looking at the forecast, it's a nice one today. a little bit breezy. our next three days we've got temperatures today expected 70 to even 75. a little bit after northwest wind at 10 to 15. mid-40s to mid-as tonight. tomorrow 78. a very pleasant saturday. and around 80 on sunday. could be a shower late on mother's day. monday looks wet, 70 degrees. still some showers tuesday into wednesday. but drier thursday, temps in the mid- to upper 70s. 4:48. monika santami, tgif. >> absolutely. good morning, everybody. tgif and it's a great friday
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morning. no problems to report all around the beltway. we're looking great. if you're planning to head over to the north side of town, here's what it looks like. all green from college park in towards silver spring and bethesda. no problems on 270 or i-95. we'll take a live look outside. here's what it looks like southbound i-270 at route 121 looking fine out of frederick past clarksburg and to rockville. let's go back over to the maps. this time we'll go to the west side of town. if you're planning to head over on the inbound side of i-66 or dulles toll road, you'll be absolutely fine. no problems to report coming in from the airport or manassas. it's very, very quiet. great time to head out the door and get to work on time. we'll take a live look here as well at the american legion bridge. the west side of the beltway no problems between 270 and i-66. coming up in my next report, we'll go to 95 in virginia at 4:55. but first, single tracking will be the phrase of the weekend on metro's red, orange, and blue lines. work will be done between the tacoma and forest glen and the
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van ness and dupont circle stations. on the orange line between the eastern market and cheverly stations and the blue line work will be between eastern market and addison road. back to you. it's been nine months since an earthquake damaged thomas jefferson in virginia. it will close today. the plan is to demolish the school and eventually build a new one. the federal government plans to provide more than $3 million for the new building. total cost, however, is going to be $13.5 million. a food and drug administration panel is recommending the agency approve the first drug to prevent h.i.v. in healthy people. >> we have more from los angeles. >> reporter: research shows the drug truvada can prevent the spread of h.i.v. in high risk people. the pill cut the risk of infection by over 90% in gay men who took it daily. >> i think we are in an era now for the first time when we can foresee the end of the aids
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epidemic. >> reporter: truvada is already approved to treat people infected with h.i.v. it's a combination of two older drugs. h.i.v. patients on truvada are far less likely to develop aids and their symptoms are reduced. every year a,000 people in the -- year 50,000 people in the u.s. are infected with h.i.v. that's been the trend for the past two decades. some groups are concerned using truvada for prevention would cause more h.i.v. cases. michael wine seen, president of the aids foundation fear it is could lead to riskier behavior. >> if people are told just pop a pill and that's the solution, it can be very difficult to get people to use condoms. >> reporter: studies show truvada needs to be taken daily to be effective. many worry young healthy people wouldn't take the pill as recommended. >> we need to get to a point where everyone is using at least one and ideally two different ways of preventing the spread of h.i.v. >> reporter: and health care providers also raised concerns
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about truvada's price tag. it costs about $900 a month. cbs news, los angeles. >> wow. the fda doesn't have to follow the advice of this package but it usually does. -- panel but it usually does. there's more evidence nonoral contraceptives can increase the risk for blood clots for women. those who use the skin patch were eight times more likely to develop deep vein thrombosis. nonoral contra secttives continuously release hormones into the body to prevent pregnancy. two new studies show young adults are still getting sunburn and they're still using tanning beds. a cdc study found half of adults younger than 30 were sunburned in the past year even though many are using sunscreen and staying in the shade more. a national cancer institute study found indoor tanning is still common among young
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adults. experts say more needs to be done to educate them about the dangers of indoor tanning to prevent melanoma as their generation ages. maybe the tanning lady can help- - >> i still don't believe people are doing this. that's crazy. time for the question of the morning this morning. >> it is researchers suggest this smell can make people happier. is it the smell of baked potatoes, fresh baked bread or c, fresh squeezed lemons. >> how funny is it you're doing a question on smelling and your nose is-- >> i know. >> log on to our wusa9 facebook page. we'll have the answer in the 6:00 hour.
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welcome back. 4:555. there's a chill in the air. still a bit breezy but not like yesterday. yesterday we had gusts to 35. 68 by 1:00. almost 5:00 a.m. we go to monika santami with an update on time saver traffic. northbound 95 coming into springfield from dale city you're going to be fine. all lanes open and no delays yet. in my next report another look at the southern side of the roads at 5:01. back to you. >> thank you. a section of the washington national cathedral celebrates those who fought for justice and equality. now the likeness of rosa parks is part of that display. the cathedral dedicated the carving of her last night and it's fitting that vows is a parks' carving is cut from a stone that literally holds up a wall of the cathedral. this week's cover of "time"
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magazine is sparking controversy. it shows a 26-year-old mother breast feeding her 3-year-old son. it focuses on attachment parenting, a technique which became popular 20 years ago. it's this picture as well as others inside the magazine that's creating a lot of buzz. barbra streisand is returning to her roots. she will give a concert in her hometown. tickets for barbara back to brooklyn go on sale may 21. speaking of entertainers, president obama has dinner with george clooney. >> and a host has been named for next month's mtv movie awards. >> reporter: president obama
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attended a fund-raiser at george clooney's home in los angeles last night. the event was expected to raise $15 million for the president's reelection campaign. robert downy, jr. and barbara streisand were among the v.i.p.s at the $40,000 per person dinner. celebrity chef wolfgang puck ran the kitchen for the presidential party. the mtv movie awards have a brand new host. russell brand. the actor hosted the awards in 2008 and 2009 and now he's doing the honors at the 21st annual mtv movie awards. the show airs live from universal city, california on june 3. harry potter is joining kindle's lending library. on june 19e-book editions of the seven potter novels will be available to amazon subscribers on kindle. once a month members can download a book for free.
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sasha cohen showed up in character at the premier of the newcombdy "the dictator." he plays the ruler of the pick first -- fictitious republic. that's your eye on entertainment. teresa garcia, cbs news, los angeles. good morning. thank you for watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. happy friday. i'm andrea roane. we made it, yeah. i'm mike hydeck. thanks for joining us. here's monika santami. howard bernstein, my friend. finishing on a good notoriety into mother's day. i'm sure you're with me, trying to catch my breath. weather wise beautiful. a little bit of a breeze at


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