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president have two more debates scheduled, but first up, later this week will be the vice presidential debate. tara mergener. cbs news. the romney campaign has not released any september fun raising -- fundraising figures. federal investigators were finally able to get five terror suspects extradited to the united states this went. they were being held in the united kingdom. the men are accused of bombings back in 1998. in all 224 people were killed, including a dozen americans. the suspects are also accused of trying to establish a terror training cam nap oregon. sometimes as an nfl quarterback, it is okay to just get out of bounds or even slide. >> or just throw the ball away. that is what the redskins faithful there morning are saying after watching robert griffin 3 get lit up.
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you are going to see him roll-out to the right here and get hit not once in the head but twice. broken play. it is awful. the play resulted in griffin being diagnosed with a mild concussion. he is being reevaluated today. the team ended up losing the game, final score 20-17. >> it is upsetting. >> it was brutal. i was there. the first playoff win for the franchise, the team opened the national league divisional series on the road against st. louis. the nats bullpen shut down the cards. the nationals win 9-2, taking the first game in the series. game two tonight in st. louis. the orioles american league division series at camden yard tied-up at two apiece when the
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game slipped away from baltimore. the yankees erupted from five run in the ninth inning to win the opener with a final score of 7-2. yankees ace sabathiaia got the -- sabathia got the win. with both the nationals and the orioles in the playoffs a number of families are finding themselves on different sides. >> andrea -- mccarron checked in with one family. >> reporter: the ringly potter home is a household divided. dad john and six-year-old son noah root for the nats. nats. >> my wife and i work downtown and we have gone to so many game, brought the boys to games, games,. >> reporter: 1-year-old zach and
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six-year-old sam are fans of the orioles and when i was young i rooted for the orioles, dc didn't have the nats. i stuck with my allegiance to baltimore. >> reporter: baseball fans have a wonderful quandary on their hands. two local teams that are winning. >> i flew zach home from college so we could go to the game tonight because he has never been to a baseball playoff game. >> trying to take care of the yankees, looking to make it a beltway world series. >> we are having a great year. win-win, and keep winning. >> reporter: we all know the mason dixon line separates the north from the south, but what line divides nats from o's fans? if you would like to weigh in go to our wusa9 facebook page. >> the success has been a good thing for local businesses, specifically sports bars and restaurants with big screen
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televisions. the argue ngata -- the restaurant in dc is one of countless places where people gather to watch the games. sunday was a big day, not just because of all the games on television but it was also the first day dc bars and restaurants could stay open until 4:00 in the morning the day before columbus day, as well as vet tan -- veteran's day, thanksgiving and christmas. >> i think dc is getting young and hipper, they say. i think people are out later now. when it is going to be good, i don't know. i don't think anybody knows, at this point. >> i guess a lot of folks are rolling home at there point. 42 establishments applied for and were given licenses to stay open until 4:00. the sentencing hearing for jerry sandusky is scheduled to begin tomorrow. the tomorrow mer penn state assistant coach was convicted last spring of 45 child sex
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abuse charges. he could spend the rest of his life in prison. after he is sentenced, sandusky's first stop will be camp hill state prison. that is where he is going to undergo testing and classification. there are also lawsuits filed by his victims against penn state. they are expected total in the millions of dollars. 9news now will have complete team coverage of the sentencing coming up. police in alexandria are investigating the city's latest murder. 30-year-old marks ides died after some sort of trauma to the body. police found just before 2:00 sunday morning. >> we have to wait to determine cause and manner of death but we know there was trauma to the upper body. we just don't know exactly what caused it or if anything else is involved. at this point in time, the detectives do have a great deal
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of information. we are not necessarily seeking information but if you have it, by all means please do send it to us. police have not named a suspect or motive in this case. they believe ifs ifs -- he was killed by somebody he knew. a prince george's county officer says he had no chons but to fire his gun when he was charged by a man. the suspect was taken to the hospital with non non life threatening injuries. hugo chavez has been reelected president in venezuela. chavez had more than 54% of the vote with 90% of the ballots counseled. this will be chavez's third reelection in 14 years and the win means chavez will serve six
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years more in office. new information about the u.s. border patrol agent killed by friendly fire. the head of the border patrol says nicholas ivy opened fire on two agents believing they were armed smugglers. ivy was shot and killed when those agents returned fire. acting co-cheese -- co-cheese -- the sheriff wouldn't say if ivy was the first to shoot or not. a california company space x launched a falcon rocket with 1000 pounds of cargo, including ice cream. the ship is expected to reach the space station on wednesday. if you step outside, you are going to feel the cold of fall. it is here. howard is back in two minutes with what you can expect for the rest of the forecast. the rising price of
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gasoline, extremely high costs in california have some wondering about prices around the rest of the community. the cost of higher education is going up as well. >> back in two minutes with a look at your weather first. keep it here, you are watching 9news now. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount
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this afternoon a few showers will roll back in here. another cool, raw day with high temperatures only in the low to mid-50s. i'll have a full 7-day forecast in about five minutes. monika samtani is back with timesaver traffic. >> reporter: there is one issue. the northbound side of the gw parkway is closed from spout run parkway to route 123 with road
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work until 5:30 this morning. i'll be back with more traffic coming up in a few minutes. back to you jess. i am watching your money. earnings season getting underway this week on wall street. the aluminum company, ago co-a, -- alcoa, will kick things off. profits are expected to fall at united states companies to fall, it will be the worst profit performance since 2009. also a big anniversary, five years ago this week the dow hit a record high of 14165 less than a year before the financial crisis of 2008 hit. here's where we stand today. the dow is at 13610, after climbing 35 points and trading friday. nasdaq was down by 13, s & p 5 4u7b down -- s & p 500 down a
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half point. a power failure at a plant and a pipe line shut down led to supply shortages on the west coast for gas. average price for a gallon of gas in california $4.49. that makes it the highest in the nation. in many parts of the state prices climbed 40 cents a gallon in the last week alone. here in the dc area, this actually feels good in comparison. we are paying $3.73 for gas. and it costs more to get a higher education this year. new data showed tuition and fees at private colleges and universities rose 3.9%. the good news, this year's increase in private college tuition is the smallest on record. still well, well above the pace of inflation and how our earnings are growing. >> how many people you know get a 4% raise in their pay each year? > we are back in two minutes
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with more on the growing meningitis outbreak, plus we'll have your weather first
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. howard bernstein is here with your weather. >> it is a chilly day. >> as i was driving and it was reading 42 on my thermometer, 10 degrees colder we would have had snow this morning. >> reporter: except the skies are clear, you are right. >> it was raining where i was? >> reporter: we still have clear skies reported at national. there is rain in the mountains of west virginia. could be snowflakes mixing in. let's start with the bus stop forecast on this monday morning columbus day. schools most of them are going today. fairfax county is closed.
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patchy fog, temperatures running in the upper 30s to upper 40s out there, sunrise at 7:11. we are going to see the clouds roll-out today. by lunch time might be a sprinkle going on. 4:00 a shower, light rain in a few spots. then this evening light rain is going to be rolling back in. highs today only about 54 degrees. mid-30s out in the shanendoah valley, winchester, cumberland, by the bay mid to upper 40s near 50 degrees with washington right now. good visibility, capital domes, clear skies officially, 46 degrees, north wind at 5. a big difference from friday when we had temperatures in the low 80s. 30s in kansas city and denver. oklahoma and texas looking at 30s there. much of the country feeling this chill in the air. while we are seeing these
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showers, this is yesterday's rain leaving. this is tonight later today's rain now come out of the mississippi valley into the tennessee valley, raining in mississippi and tennessee. all of this making a beeline right toward the metro area. there could be a few areas north and west dealing with the sprinkles. here's the futurecast moving until noon now. montgomery county might see a couple of sprinkles going then. the better chance of showers will be north and west of dc. tonight we are going to have showers around for the o's yankees game, they may have tough times here, keeping the rain shower activity over the region. tomorrow morning especially south and east, the tomorrow a little piece of energy will pull away. sunny in the afternoon, warmer
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into the 60-degree range on tuesday. wednesday we are going to warm up even more ahead of this front, we'll warm toward about 70. most of the showers just do the dc split. temperatures are going to struggle. in the shanendoah valley we may not get to 50 degrees today due to the early arrival of clouds. winchester 47, closer to 60 in easton. warmer south and east. we are stopping in the low to mid-50s here in the metro. as we look at the forecast in detail, 54 degrees today with afternoon showers. cool tomorrow, upper 50s to near 60, wednesday looks like a much better day, it will be warmer and around 70. as we head toward thursday and friday, good news with the nats coming home for game three of their series. 67 thursday. slight chance of a shower right now early line on the weekends
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looking good. highs saturday sunday mid-70s. monika samtani, over to you. >> reporter: good morning everybody. the northbound side of the gw parkway has been blocked this morning between route 123 and the spout run parkway. on the northbound side they are working on the rockwall there until 5:30 this morning. i know that is late for our morning rush hour. keep that in mind, maybe if you can use 66 as your alternate route, coming in on canal road clair barton parkway may help as well. now to the american legion brimming, this is fine. between 270 and tyson's corner. we'll go back over to our map this time in virginia on the northbound side of i-95, no issues triangle across the river. 35 here at the 14th street bridge looking fine into the downtown area. back with more coming up at 4:55. back to you guys. thanks monika.
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health providers are rushing to notify parents around the nation they could be at risk for if you think gallon meningitis. >> -g for if you think al -- for if you thinkal -- for meningitis. >> reporter: 18 people with confirmed cases with meningitis are being treated here. >> the whole thing is in a state of flux. >> reporter: the cdc says so far 47 people in seven states tennessee, virginia, maryland, florida, north carolina, indiana and michigan have contracted meningitis. five people have died. the number of cases is expected to grow. >> we see the symptoms beginning somewhere one to four weeks after the injection occurs. the investigation is ongoing. > >> reporter: health officials say 75235 silts in 23 states may have received the tainted
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steroids. >> reporter: meningitis is an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. the symptoms include severe headache, nausea, dizziness and fever. >> early treatment can definitely help. patients who might have been exposed should be vigilant not onset of the symptoms. >> reporter: the new england compounding center supplied the steroids and has recalled 18,000 vials. companies lick the one in massachusetts custom mix medicines that aren't always available. the products have not subject to fda approval. >> a third case of meningitis has been confirmed in our area. maryland health officials say this case is tied to a tainted steroid injection last month. so far the outbreak has left seven people dead, including one
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maryland resident. across the country health officials confirm another 30 people have contracted meningitis. symptoms include fever, lake, neck stiffness, nausea and vomiting. the part of your brain that works on remembering when you are awake is hard at work, even when you are asleep. researchers at ucla say it helps explain how you can more easily recall phone numbers or directions that you have memorized the day before. research easers also found part of the brain is very active underrance sneezia as well. a new study finds something called patient navigate tors can make a critical difference for women with breast cancer. hundreds of hospital and facilities ploy navigate tors to help patients with everything from appointment to insurance. researchers focused on 2600 women in washington dc. those who used navigate tors to get them through the medical system received their diagnosis nearly twice as quickly. nearly after half of
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children with autism wand heir way from the safety of people they know. researchers from the interactive autism network sampled more than 12 libyan children with autism spectrum disorders and they found children are four times likely to go missing than their unaffected siblings. most children are missing for an average of 41 minutes. time right now, 4:53. that makes to time for the question of morning. >> here we go. according to an article in usa today, people who play this game tend to live four and a half years longer than people who don't. is it tennis, golf, or softball? >> log onto the wusa9 facebook foon page with your response. we'll have the correct answer during the 6:00 hour. -- facebook fan page with your response. we'll have the correct answer during the 6:00 hour.
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welcome back. we have a chill out there this morning. some spots in the 30s north and west of town. the clouds will roll in quickly, by midday there could be showers north and west, the showers redeveloping this afternoon. highs only in the low to mid-50s. monika samtani, good monday morning. >> reporter: good morning howard. new carrollton south of route 50 traffic is moving well between 95 and the wilson bridge on the east side of town. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 5:01. back to you guys. if you are a regular channel 9 viewer you have no doubt seen the scrolling banner as cross the -- across the screen telling you about the possibility wusa may not be available to dish tv subscribers. to be clear, wusa and gannett are still committed to
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continuing those negotiations, even though it's early morning deadline has passed. >> dish issued a statement saying the issues involved the use of company commercial skipping technology found on dvr systems it provides. a complete statement of wusa and gannett's position can be found at there is good news. wusa is available over the air on verizon, comcast, rc n, cox and other cable providers. okay. other knew -- news now. the critics didn't care for it but the audience loved it. taken 2 twice as popular as the original. $50 million in receipts. it doubled the haul of the original which hit theaters in 2009. took in $24.7 million in its
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debut. the baseball drama pitch perfect. the price is right welcomes its first ever male model. >> lady gaga gets ready to accept an award in memory of john lennon. >> reporter: lady gaga is being honored with a peace prize in memory of john lennon. for her work to promote equality for gay, lesbian and transgeneral deered people. gaga will accept the award in iceland tomorrow. murder and mayhem in the new dark comedy the details starring to be did i mcguire and elizabeth banks. >> she is so out there and it is so unlike anything i have been able to do before. >> reporter: the details opens in theaters on november 2nd. rob wilson come on down. he is the winner of the price is right male model search.
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hundreds of men competed for the job. >> i feel like the pressure is off a little bit. the hard part was jumping through the hurdles. >> wilson begins his week-long stint on the price is right on october 15th. he will be the show's first ever male model. >> the 1982 classic et is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special edition blu-ray. it includes hours of bonus features, and that is your eye on entertainment. teresa garcia, cbs news, los angeles. good morning. i had to make sure it was morning. i'm hike hide, -- i'm mike haiduk, it is monday. this is monika samtani. good morning. >> this is jessica doyle in for andrea roane who will be


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