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reports that federal prosecutors are closing in on him. >> his denial came after he canceled an appearance tuesday, shoved a reporter and declined to answer questions. bruce leshan has more. >> reporter: d.c.'s second highest ranking elected officials ignored questions about whether he would resign, ignored questions about whether he has met with federal prosecutors and said he knew nothing about any possible fraud charges that might be filed against him. >> i have -- you are telling me i had no conversation. >> reporter: you don't know anything about a bank fraud charge? the council chair has met with prosecutors and they outlined their case against him. the federal investigation started with questions about whether brown benefited from some $239,000 in campaign funds that were steered to his brother's consulting firm during brown's 2008 run for
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council chair. but the investigation has reportedly expanded well beyond that. >> i don't think i broke any laws in the 2008 campaign. that's all i'm going to say about the 2008 campaign. >> reporter: brown spent hours presiding over a council meeting to pass next year's budget, but the pressure may be getting to him. in the morning he got physical with the long time wilson building reporter for wtop radio. >> he was in front of me. he turned and he pushed me and then he started to talk to staff and asked them to remove him from the room. >> reporter: they are talking about who might replace kwame brown should he be forced to resign. bruce less hahn, 9news now. mayor vincent gray announced his nominees to the board of ethics and government accountability. he, too, is under investigation. the new three-member board is responsible for investigating alleged violations of ethics laws by d.c. government
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officials. mayor gray insists these are the best professionals for the job. >> we wanted to have people with outstanding qualifications and sterling reputations. of course the kind of independence that they would be able to enjoy in making the decisions that they would need to make in order to be able to move this effort forward. >> the three members suggested by the mayor. as expected, the d.c. council unanimously passed a $9.4 billion budget yesterday. the spending plan also extends bar hours from 4:00 -- to 4:00 a.m., excuse me. 19 nights during the year. the nights include certain holidays. also doubling the number of traffic cameras and changes to parking meter fees. the budget heads to mayor gray for his signature.
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he still has a job. wisconsin governor scott walker is the first governor in u.s. history to survive a recall attempt. walker beat democrat tom barrett last night. the victory seen as a blow to democrats and unions who fault walker's plans to slash state spending and limit collective bargaining rights. republican presidential candidate mitt romney says the failed recall attempt will echo beyond the borders of wisconsin. romney claimed his own victory picking up primary wins in california, north dakota and more. he didn't need them, however. democratic lawmakers in our area are angry that a bill has been defeated. senate republicans voted down the bill which called for equal pay for women in the work force. the legislation would have required employers to prove pay differences based on qualifications and not related to gender. maryland governor martin
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o'malley said, quote, it's unfortunate that some members of the u.s. senate have chosen politics over our people preventing america from moving forward, growing jobs, opportunity and hope for a prosperous future. jerry connolly said in today's world, how can anyone vote against providing women with equal pay. republicans say the protections are already in place and the new legislation would only mean more government involvement in the private sector. at 4:34. here is a look at some other things making news. the u.s. has confirmed the death of al qaeda's second in command. jury selection in the jerry sandusky trial is scheduled to resume once again today. prosecutors and defense lawyers started with a pool of about 220 potential jurors. nine were selected. they include a long-time penn state football season ticket
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holder. sandusky, a former penn state football coach is abused of -- is charged with abusing ten children over 10 years. months leading up to a tobacco tax vote turned into a national media war between big tobacco and antismoking advocates. all of the money raised from the tax would go to cancer research. that led opponents to say the tax would hurt the state's economy by sending the money to other states. but they promised the tax would stay in california. it's projected to raise $735 million a year. it is 4:35. grab a light jacket when you head out the door. it is a little chilly but changes are coming soon. howard has more on when the heat is coming back. nasdaq announces plans to compensate investors who lost money on the facebook ipo. doctors say too much after good thing could be bad for
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your heart. we're back with your weather first. you're watching 9news now.
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it is 4:38. maybe a spotty showers. more clouds than sunshine. high temperatures only getting to the low 70s. maybe 74, 75. but some heat is definitely going to be building as we go through the weekend. that seven-day forecast gets toasty. i'll show it to you in five minutes. here's monika santami. on the southbound side of i- 270 lanes are open coming in from frederick down to here at route 121 in clarksburg and down to the point where the lanes divide as well. everything is running smoothly. a closer look at maryland roads at 4:37. >> thank you, monika. time for the first your money segment of the morning. >> jessica doyle has the head
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lines. >> maybe some money coming to some facebook investors. nasdaq reportedly plans to compensate facebook investors who lost money because of technical glitches which dried the initial -- delayed the initial recent public offering. banks and trading firms lost $100 million because of this trading delay. facebook stock continues to fall. it lost another 4% tuesday. now down more than 30% from its ipo price of $38. investors anxious to hear what the term reserve has to say about the economy. fed chief ben bernanke will testify before lawmakers on capitol hill thursday. it's the first time we're going to hear from him since last week's very dismal may unemployment report. wall street wants to know if the fed plans another round of stimulus for the u.s. economy. stocks posted modest gains. the dow rows 26 points,
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snapping a four-day losing streak. it starts at 12, 127. the s&p 500 was up by 7 points. the white house has a new program aimed at making college costs and financial aid easier to understand but it's a partnership that right now only involves a few dozen universities. the university of maryland system is the only local participant under the partnership the school will provide students with more information about financial aid options and estimated monthly payments. they would owe after they graduate. so a little bit more. >> like the credit card. >> exactly. >> i can't believe how much facebook is dropping. >> you bet. >> everybody was saying it's overvalued. we're learning just how much. thanks, jess. disney says they want to regulate products which advertise on their network. they're trying to help keep your kids healthy. >> we'll have more on that
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story. plus your weather first when we return in two minutes.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. did you see it? i didn't see it. too many clouds for the venus transit. >> cbs evening news had some beautiful pictures. >> i put it on my facebook and twitter accounts, i put a link to a really cool nasa video. they took it with their solar satellite. it is stunning. these were from out of space. >> stick around for the next one. >> 2117. if you live near the water, you're lucky but you'll also have to deal with the high tides. a southerly wind and full moon pushing tides 1 to 2 feet above
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normal. a few light areas around d.c., baltimore counties, up the northwest side of the bay you have coastal flood warnings. you get tides actually 2 feet above normal that could cause minor flooding. our bus stop forecast mostly cloudy skies out there. isolated showers, sprinkles, temps in the upper 40s to upper 50s with sunrise at 5:43. as far as today is concerned, i think we'll see a good deal of clouds, a few sunny breaks but more clouds than anything and an indicational sprinkle or shower. best chance of that will be south and southwest of d.c. winds generally out of the south, maybe 10 miles an hour with highs 70 to 75. we're looking at a few of these sprinkles coming out of virginia and west virginia. what you're seeing to the south and west, i've been checking the observations. doesn't appear any of this is reaching the ground because it's fairly dry. we have seen showers on the east side of the bay on the shoreline around tillman island and st. michaels. you can see some of the showers there. that is kind of falling apart
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over the last hour or so. temps, big range. we're actually down to 46 in gaithersburg. 48 up in york, pennsylvania. hagerstown 51. 60 at the pax river naval air station. mid-50s in the valley with a couple of showers. down toward harrisonburg we've had a report or two of showers. outside on our weather camera, can't see the clouds but good visibility with 58 degrees and a southwest wind only 5 miles an hour. so another pleasantly cool start to the day. this satellite radar picture, you sort of see this a little bit better. a little twist in the clouds coming through west virginia right now. you see how this is diving off to the east and the result? you have showers and storms in the western half of north carolina, southwestern virginia and some of this stuff is trying to get over toward fredricksburg. the air is still kind of dry because with this northerly push we had the last couple of days, we dry the air out. unless we get a heavier amount of precip to come in, it will just evaporate before it hits
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the ground. future cast, we'll put it in motion. trying to break it up a little bit. you'll notice west of town the spotty showers across parts of the blue ridge, out toward west virginia as well, maybe one or two toward the delaware- maryland border. we'll get to the middle of the afternoon. i think it's going to be cloudier than what the model is depicting but any showers mainly staying to the shenandoah valley. spotty shower can't be ruled out. we quiet down overnight. tomorrow looks like we'll have a better chance i think for some showers and storms popping in the afternoon and evening. more widespread but tomorrow is going to be more of a nuisancey type rain before we see even less activity if any activity. come friday the heat will start to build pretty good around here. another very comfortable afternoon with maybe some mid- 60s going down toward jmu for anything. more clouds, a few showers down there. 75 in easton. frederick could make it all the way back to the mid-70s with about 73 here in washington.
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looking at your forecast, today here in town 73. we're going to go green on the alerts today and friday but tomorrow, we'll get into the upper 70s after falling back into the 50s tonight. we do have a better chance of a scattered afternoon thunderstorm which may impact the afternoon commute or any plans you have to be outside you may be dodging a rain shower. friday looks good, though. 81 degrees. as we head into the weekend, well, we're warming up. mid-80s saturday. low 90s. it's going to be a hot one on sunday. by tuesday a chance of storms with highs still in the upper 80s. it's 4:47. monika santami stepping in on this wednesday morning. things are looking good. here she is. >> things are looking great. no problems to report on the beltway. good morning, everybody. all of your major thoroughfares coming in from the north also incident free. no problems on 95 between
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baltimore and laurel. if you're planning to head here on 95 at route 32 as i said it's very, very light so you're good to go both directions of 95. let's go back over to our maps and this time to southern maryland and route 4, route 45, 301, 210, no problems out of accokeek as you head for oxon hill and the wilson bridge. we'll take a live look outside again and this time at the beltway north of town at university boulevard. a little bit of volume in silver spring. that will increase as the morning progresses but right now you should be okay. in my next report, we'll go over to 66 at 4:55. a simple blood test could help doctors treat early stage breast cancer. researchers at the university of texas found one in four patients carry circulating tumor cells or ctcs in their blood. the study found women with ctcs are at a higher risk of developing the deadlier form of the disease. scientists say if follow-up research confirms the findings, doctors would know which patients require more
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aggressive treatment early. the size of your waist can predict who is at risk for type ii diabetes. british researchers found a large waist is a more accurate idea to identify diabetics than other risk factors like your overall weight. men with a waist over 40 inches and women with a waist over 35 inches were up to 12 times more likely to develop type ii diabetes. a new study shows taking a low dose aspirin daily may increase the risk of major stomach or brain bleeding. italian researchers looked at nearly 200,000 people using low dose aspirin and found using aspirin was associated with a 55% increased risk of stomach bleed and a 54% increased risk of brain bleed. also the number of strokes aspirin prevented was about the same as excess bleeding. experts say the findings show aspirin should only be used in patients who have a medium to
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high risk of heart attack and stroke. excessive endure rans training can be too much of the real thing. repeated trainings for marathon man, long distance cycling and more can cause permanent changes to the heart. certified personal trainers say cardiovascular exercise is far better than being sedentary but you do reach a point of diminishing return. >> when you're stressing at a cardiovascular level, it's being pushed baste normal everyday life. it's being forced to become big near enough cases and if it's not given enough time to recover, you run the risk of the heart growing in size, creating scarring, tissuing, things like that that can long- term problems down the road. >> extreme endurance training has also been associated with hardening of the arteries, irregular heart beat or atrial fib ration. 30 to 60 minutes of cardioa day
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is ideal. they entertain your children and now the people at disney want to keep them healthy, too. >> as alexis christoforous tells us, the company received a big thank you from the white house. >> reporter: first lady michele obama had a warm greeting for the newest partner in her campaign against obesity. >> this new initiative is truly a game changer for the health of our children. >> reporter: disney announced that all products advertised on its media outlet have to meet new, stricter nutritional standards. that means a wide range of candy, cereals and fast foods will disappear from disney's tv channels, radio stations and websites. >> i totally agree they should have everything more healthy. >> reporter: the health kick also extends to disney's theme parks which will cut sodium in children's meals by 25%. disney did its homework before launching the new plan. executives studied the market
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place and found consumers are demanding more nutritious food. the company is selling billions of its licensed fruit and vegetable servings at theme parks and that could help offset any drop in advertising revenue. >> they've realized that what is good for our children can also be good business. >> reporter: disney's new standards are in sync with federal recommendations, but nutrition experts say some guidelines are still too lenient. for instance, ten grams of sugar in a serving of cereal but consumers say it's a step in the right direction. >> i'm very happy to hear that they're going to do that. >> reporter: the first lady called on more companies to follow suit and help get america's kids back in shape. alexis christoforous, cbs news, new york. >> the new guidelines won't go into effect till 2015 because of pre-existing contracts with disney's advertisers. 4:52. time for the question of the morning now. women's daily did a poll and
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welcome back. your weather first. some of us in the 40s. we're looking at partly to mostly cloudy skies. even a spotty shower can't be ruled out with highs staying comfortable in the low 70s for the most part. let's go to monika santami and find out fit' still comfortable -- if it's still comfortable for the morning commuters. no delays or problems between the beltway.
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here in shirlington and the 14th street bridge. all the potomac and anacostia bridge crossings are trouble free. thousands of people yesterday from the united states to south korea watched the transit of venus. this is video captured by sky 9. it took six hours to complete. the next transit of venus will not take place till the year 2117. only people in locations like australia and hawaii were able to witness the entire event. we had a lot of clouds so a lot of people missed it. well, the largest casino in the state of maryland opens tonight at 10:00. you can take your chances on 3200 slot machines at maryland live casino in anne arundel mills. five restaurants are slated to open. that comes june 20. this is phase one of the project. phase two will feature a live music venue and more slot machines and restaurants. that's expected to be completed
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between july and october at some point. remembering two former first ladies through pictures and memorabilia from their childhood. that's the focus after new exhibit at the national archives. pat nixon and lady bird johnson are being celebrated on what would have been hair 100th birthdays. the items include an original issue of the high school up in johnson worked on and pages from next come's family farm account book. if you've never been to the historic cork ran gallery of art downtown you might want to get there soon. >> after more than a hundred years in its current location and apparently facing sizable financial problems, corcoran is moving possibly. >> reporter: the gallery of art has been located at 17th street and new york avenue where it houses one of the country's most impressive collections of american art. >> there are a lot of legitimate reasons to move. >> reporter: but there are strong signs that the corcoran's days and its long-
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time architecturally significant home could very well be numbered. >> it's maybe time for the institution to look for different space. >> reporter: in a statement the corcoran's director said, quote, our needs are made especially challenging by the high operating costs of a building that is beautiful but antiquated. one of the options now is to consider relocating to a purpose built technologically advanced facility that is cost effective to maintain. >> they're a financial disaster. >> reporter: david levy was the director of the corcoran gallery for 14 years before leaving in 2005. he says the gallery's challenges are not just financial. some say it will have a deficit this year but geographical. >> it's very difficult to get there. you can't park a car. >> reporter: while it was in a prime location for museums and galleries when it moved here in 1897. >> at that time that whole neighborhood was really the center of social and cultural
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life in washington. >> reporter: that's no longer the case so moving might be necessary though unfortunate. >> it has a building that is certainly almost the most single piece of art in its collection. >> the building sure is beautiful. some predict it could move across the potomac possibly to alexandria. good morning. thank you for watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. i was thinking new construction, new technology, architecture, it still won't be that elegant old building. >> it's gorgeous. >> i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. thank as lot for joining us. if you need to go to the ellipse, that's a good place to park. here's monika santami. she'll have traffic momentarily. mr. bernstein, jacket free because it's hot in this studio right now. >> i'd rather be outside with it's in the 50s, even upper 40s in spots. i don't want to alarm alarm anybody. the weather

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