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fighting alongside iraqi forces. u.s. forces will be on the ground inside syria. they will help to accord mate -- coordinate the fight against isis. soldiers are expected to assess the fighting on the ground and then determine who group best to partner with. the white house is insisting this is not a shift in policy. >> this is an intenseification of the strategy that the president announced a year ago. the core of our military strategy is to buildup the capacity of local forces to take the fight to isil on the ground in their own country. >> reporter: u.s. secretary of state john kerry is currently in austria trying to negotiate a cease-fire deal that could hold for the next 4 to six months, and for the first time, iran is taking part in the negotiations.
>> i believe the diplomatic situation today is more problematic than it has been in sometime because all the stakeholders came to this table. >> reporter: russia, presently with ground troops and fighter jets in syria to help rebel poreses fight isis. robert ford, the former ambassador to syria, blasted the obama administration tweeted about the situation. as for the talks to end the civil war, officials are asking to kickstart the negotiations to reach a cease-fire but in making the announcement, u.s. secretary of state john kerry said nothing about the future of syria's president who has the backing of russian
president putin. the senate okayed the budget deal this morning. the agreement will extend the government's borrowing limit and boost federal spending by $80 billion. the question everyone is asking, what went wrong in a local high school chemistry class in that's what they are trying to figure out. >> a science experiment burned five students and a teacher and left a student in critical condition. and they have just confirmed the teacher. >> reporter: jan, her name is susan shariff, an incredibly popular teacher. she was showing how flames can change color and texture when you add different you substances when the flames spread. firefighters insist it was not an explosion. but the flames spread fast.
two students so badly burned they were flown out, one of them still in surgery and in critical condition. the other, much better, fair and stable. ambulances took three other students to a nearby hospital. the teacher was burned, too, but insisted on staying on the scene. >> one person caught on fire. their hair caught on fire. >> reporter: firefighters say that the classroom was still ablaze when they arrived. the teacher and burned students evacuated to the hallway and thousands of other students were rushed out of the school to wait on the football field. >> there were no life- threatening injuries, however, with any type of burn why ares, the possibility for infection is something that causes a great deal of concern. >> reporter: firefighters say that the school did a great job getting the students out. as you might imagine, a lot of parents were worried as they got the news.
>> initially, i was concerned. >> reporter: lots of students are very concerned about their friends. >> i'm pretty worried. like they were conscious when they talked to them. but hopefully that means he'll get better soon. >> reporter: students say that shariff was burned in an earlier incident in a chemistry class and they are worried about her, too. firefighters have concluded -- investigators have concluded this was simply an accident but schools are still looking at policieses, procedures, protocols, what this teacher might have done or not done that tributed, might have contributed to the accident that left at least one student very badly hurt. >> oh, our thoughts with the students. thank you. the fire chief said that the damage was confined to the one classroom and hit hard by
smoke, flames, and water. north of richmond, 28 students are being treated after being in a bus that overturned. the accident happened moments after the bus left caroline high school. a student driving an suv tried to turn ahead of the bus but hit it, causing the bus to veer off and flip. new developments in the church fires in and around st. louis. officers have arrested a man for starting two of the seven fires underneath investigation. the churches were predominantly african-american. the suspect, david jackson s also african-american. court records show he has a long criminal record including assaulting a police officer. the faa said that a boeing airplane that caught pyre at fort lauderdale international airport had no history of mechanical problems. the jet caught fire before
takeoff yesterday. authorities say that the fire never entered the cabin. 20 of the 110 passengers on board were hurt going down the emergency slide. fuel was spotted leaking prosecute plane. the army blimp that broke loose at aberdeen proving ground should be cleared out. an army spokesman said that the military plan to remove the sensitive radar today. after that, they will clear the trees and brush so the last of the blimp can be taken away. no verdict in the murder case of charles severance. the jury wrapped up the second full day of deliberation. jurors will resume deliberation on monday morning. he is accused of killing three people over the span of 10 years, all shot in their homes. an arlington man cased a judge today, accused of
murdering his estranged wife. 46-year-old david back was arrested for stabbing and killing 42-year-old bonnie black in april after the couple's 3 and 5-year-old children were seen wandserring wands -- wandering the neighborhood alone in their pajamas. neighbors had mixed feelings. >> relieved. i don't think we felt like we were in danger. i felt like he was the one responsible. >> it's my personal involvement with him in the neighborhood that this is someone that would do something like that. >> black did not enter a plea in court. a bond hearing will be held next week. an entire family of 5 in frederick county, maryland has vanished. the sheriffs department is asking for help to try and find the 33-year-old and his wife and 3 kids, ages 1 to 5. they have not been seen for at least
a week, reported missing. >> the landlord of the unit that the family was staying in found it unusual that they had left. they left all their belongings except blankets and took a vehicle. the dad was supposed to report back to work and didn't report back to work. the oldest child was taken out of school early. >> officials say there is no sign of foul play but the unusual circumstances make them concerned about the welfare of the children. coming up, d.c. celebrates georgetown's famous exorcist. >> and how did the flatbed truck end up on the roof of a 3 story hotel? >> and we will have a cool evening. for trick or treaters, it will be perfect. here is the trick or treat forecast, and more personally dry. if the kids are out late, upper 40s.
cool but dry, and we will come back and talk about milder air rolling into the metro and what that means in terms of showers on sunday. but up next, the rnc said no more nbc [ female announcer ] business travel isn't just about the going. it's also about the going home. and being connected all along the way. whether you're working or recharging, do business travel on your terms. acela. take off. the washington post endorses democrat jeremy mcpike for state senate.
applauding mcpike's "ideas about getting traffic moving." the post warns republican hal parrish "holds rigid positions against medicaid expansion and common-sense gun safety." and parrish was the deciding vot to restrict women's health clinics in manassas, forcing women to go elsewhere for cancer screenings and birth control. jeremyik mcp is the better choice. i'm jeremy mcpike, candidate for state senate, and i sponsored this ad. on top of your health?ay, candidate for state senate, ahh... ahh... cigna customers have plan choices and tools to take control. so they're more engaged, with fewer high health risks and lower medical costs. take control of your health at cigna dot com slash take control. democratic presidential frontrunner hillary clinton picked up endorsement from new york mayor deblasio, calling
her the best candidate to address equality. but he did attract criticism for not immediately endorsing her. the republican national committee meantime will not allow nbc news to cohost a february presidential debate after widespread criticism on cnbc. in a letter to the chairman of nbc news, the rnc chairman said that the handling of the debate was conducted in bad faith and accused the moderators of engaging in a series of ridiculous "gotcha" questions. the national review will host the debate alone. about 6000 federal prisoners in jail on drug charges will be released starting today. the mass release comes after the decision last year to cut sentences of drug offenders. 163 from virginia, 95 from maryland, and 13 of the inmates will be released earlier from
the district of columbia. the manhunt is over for the person suspected of shooting and wounding a tennessee police officer. floyd ray cook was shot and killed in a wood area in kentucky. he was on the run for 6 days after shooting the officer during a routine traffic stop. a thermal camera spotted him in the woods. coming up, d.c.'s mayor recognizes the parker: my daughter alison and her cameraman were gunned down on live television. i know we can't stop all gun violence, but we can save lives if our leaders take action. narrator: but we can't count on hal parrish to act. he gets an "a" from the gun lobby, they fund his candidacy...
he dismissed rape in the military, calling it "as predictable as human nature." black opposes the use of birth control and voted to force women seeking abortions to have intrusive transvaginal ultrasounds. dick black. so extreme, it's dangerous. new developments in the european migration crisis that has claimed many lives this week. families in over crowded votes continue to arrive today. and authorities say that the number of migrants lost when the boat sank on wednesday climbed to 29. many of the victims were children. further north, chaos at the border, hundreds of migrants, many with small children pushed through to force their way from slovinia. law forbid that is roman polanski to be sent back to the u.s. for having sex with a
minor. the 83-year-old pleaded guilty nearly 40 years ago to having sex with under age girls. he went to poland to avoid sentencing. and just in time, the creators of the horror film "exorcist" in washington. >> one of the best scary movies of all time. we have more on the tribute tonight. >> reporter: i don't know if you can hear it b that -- but they are playing music and fog and lights flashing, and those are the famous exorcist sets from the movie from 1983. hundreds of people here, and on the other side, another 100 people lined up and taking
photos, and they decided after 40 years of the film debuting, the sets are finally going to be commemorated. we are told that the mayor will be here. she is not here yet, and we are told they are running 10 to 15 minutes late, and there will be councilmembers here but we were able to speak to the director of the film. this is what we told us about how he feels about this area being dedicated tonight. >> what it means is that, in time, the rockies may crumble, you gibraltar may tumble. they are only made of clay. but these steps are here to stay. >> reporter: a lot of people are out here because they feel the same way, watched the movie when it came out and continue to watch that, and obviously, halloween coming up tomorrow, and a lot of excitement especially today, and as we take a look, you can see a big crowd and a lot of people
excited to be out here and see the characters and the dedication tonight. that's the lost from georgetown, ileanna, diaz, wusa 9. >> thank you, and we have more tonight at 11:00. a bizarre and deadly crash on a california freeway. a driver lost control and flipped several times and threw the man out of the car and he ended up landing on the freeway sign. it took hours to get his body down. new york city construction worker killed today when a wall fell on top of him during the demolition of an 8-story building. rescue crews pulled out a second worker who was trapped for hours in the same rubble. he is hospitalized in serious condition. scary weather in parts of south central texas today, a raging river with flash floods near austin, and a reported tornado outside of san antonio that lifted a trailer onto the roof of a hotel. a high school and century old
brick building were damaged. fortunately, no reports of serious injuries. but my goodness. quite a lot of damage. >> you can have winds, 160, 170, maybe 200. they will dry out by lunchtime tomorrow, and we'll remain dry at least through sunday morning. i took this picture today. this is one of my view living maple trees. >> oh, pretty. >> and i facebooked this. we have pretty colors here. you don't have to go to new england. okay. the 3-degree guarantee, it felt pretty good. a live look outside, 56 now and winds are northwest at 16 and gusting to 23. so a little chilly if you are
headed out. so i will recommend a jacket. they will subside by midnight. trick or treat temps in the 50s. not bad. sometimes, you have the heavy costumes on, you are too hot. mild -- milder sunday, and 10:00 tonight, falling back in the 40s, and 50 downtown, and 44 in gaithersburg, and 45 in fairfax. 6:30, 7:00 in the morning, 38 in fairfax and 38 in gaithersburg, and 39 in bowie, a cold start. no showers or rain and temps met upper 40s. 2:00, near 60 downtown and most of the suburbs will hold in the 50s, and 58 in manassas and leesburg and 56 in cumberland and more clouds roll back in by evening. if you don't see green blobs, it will stay dry for the trick
or treaters. clouds increase, 47 at 9:00 and 53 at 11:00 and 58 with clouds increasing at 1:00. the next three days, a shower possible on sunday, and 67, and the same on monday, 67. but not bad days. wait until we turn the corner. mid-70s on wednesday, and thursday, and upper 70s on friday and a slight chance of a shower and remember an extra hour of sleep and move your clocks back 1 hour tomorrow night. >>thank you, topper. look at the warming trend. liking that, guys? >> we wanted the big 10, we got it. >> and pretty g ood football team. we know about ohio and iowa is good, too. this dude can take a chill pill before the game. coughing it up. we'll explain next.
>> violence against police, cops attacked again and again, cops attacked again and again, an anxious wife i'm jill mccabe, candidate for state senate, and i sponsored this ad. all the mouthwash in the world won't help dick black. because what comes out of his mouth is just offensive. black said gays and lesbians lead "lifestyles that are harmful to the culture of this state." he dismissed rape in the military, calling it "as predictable as human nature." black opposes the use of birth control and voted to force women seeking abortions to have intrusive transvaginal ultrasounds. dick black. so extreme, it's dangerous.
happy but the turnover bug with three picks. >> as far as decision making, you know, the coach has done a great job in walking us through, and pretty much done a real good job, and we'll get things corrected. >> the skins' next opponent is the patriots, and their worst record, 10 and 6, and one of those players, you know very well who is ann an analyst with us, wusa 9. you can join da unteand the crew this morning on wusa 9. speaking of which, scheduling a bye but we aren't. the game on sunday is getting you ready for week 811:30:00 a.m. and breaking down the skins and
previewing the ravens and chargers. 10,000 votes in the game of the week poll, big game in montgomery county. grace olson with a preview. >> reporter: believe it or not, the high school football windin tonight, it's all about the senior patriots at wooten. >> it's nice to get recognition. >> my mom was a football mom, and she worked really hard, and i appreciate all the work they to. >> reporter: and head coach eddi;pye tolliver isn't letting the seniors for goat how far they've come. >> four years of high school football, i put a bunch of senior pictures up, and some of them are pre-9th grade. >> reporter: now, wooten is
>> i will not put american boots on the ground in syria. >> pelley: but two years later, he's doing just that, as the war against isis esk laits. also tonight, severe storms. the water's deep in the heart of texas. the search for the cause of this near disaster. >> one interesting thing is that going inside the cabin, you can't tell there was a fire. >> pelley: and steve hartman are a high school football player going for the exclamation point in a coach's career. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: president obama is putting u.s. forces on the ground in syria, something he had vowed not to do. but after a year of american airstrikes and the failure of a u.s. program