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president obama says he will nominate a replacement in due time. >> the senate is to consider that nomination and either they disapprove of that nominee, or that nominee is elevated to the supreme court historically, this has not been viewed as a question. >> reporter: the nomination has now become a major talking point on the presidential campaign trail. >> this election is not just another election. it isn't. we were reminded of that on saturday, with the passing of justice scalia. >> senate republicans, led by majority leader, mitch mcconnell, say the american people should have a voice in this election. and that the next president should be the one to decide. >> let's have a hearing. let's hear from our constituents what they think. and then vote. not the no vote at all. >> chris edellson thinks a move to
>> this isn't the first time this happened. government shutdown. >> a staffer for senator mike lee tweeted that the chances of successfully appointing the replacement other than less than zero. this has happened once before in 1968, when runnings, then minority in the -- when republicans, then majorities, blocked the nomination of johnson. gop candidates are crisscrossing the state, trying to reach as many undecided voters as possible before saturday's primary. there are a lot more voters in that undecided column this time around. >> reporter: donald trump looks back on the campaign trail in south carolina tuesday, a day after throwing jabsas at a number of his gop rivals. >> these politicians are dishonest people. wow. they are really, really
bush. >> reporter: earlier in the day, he snapped photos with workers at tommy's country greenhouse. aboard a world world war ii aircraft carrier, ted cruz outlined his proposal to expaneled the military. >> -- expand the military. >> the country must be ready for possible near simultaneous events. >> reporter: some are going from event to event. >> heard jeb bush last night. >> george klein called his decision a dilemma, after hearing both jeb bush and ted cruz. >> i could be happy probably with either of them or marco rubio. >> but you have to make a decision. >> i have to make up a decision. and it's coming quickly. >> bush appeared with brother and former president george bush. >> i want to win. i'm not doing this to lose. i mean, winning is to
chance to govern, to serve, to change the course of the country. >> bush has scheduled events. the polls show donald trump ahead by nearly 20 points in south carolina. followed by cruz and rubio. according to new poll conducted bite the newport university. donald trump leads field with 28%. marco yiewbio, with 22%. ted cruz, plagued with third for 19%. among democrats, hillary clinton has 52%. bernie sanders has 40%. that virginia primary is march 3rd. south carolina primary. you can check out the politics section on our wusa 9 app. the associated press is reporting that issis is suffering from a shortage of
isis is asking residents of the group's stronghold in syria to pay utility bills in black market american dollars. and it's now releasing prisoners for a cutrate price, of $500 a person. the united nation says the syrian government will allow delivery to humanitarian aid. the access is part of the cease- fire agreed to last week. but a pause is still very much in doubt. russia denies it this carried out. on a doctors without borders hospital. seven people died in that attack. the number is likely to rise as workers search through all that rubble. boutros boutros gally has died. ghali has died. the 15 current members was u.n. council had a moment of silence at the start of today's meeting. but
galley was 93. perjury involving lion investigation. ingle king is resident of lloyd welsh. you might recall, they disappeared back in 1965, during a trip to the wheaton plaza shopping center, had which is only a short walk from their home. ingle-king faces up to 10 years in prison. a judge has denied bond for rancher bundy. he faces federal obstruction of justice. he was arrested in oregon last week, when he arrived to support his son. they're now in jail. charged with leading the occupation of a federal wildlife refuge. prince george's county has a new police chief tonight. helping to
drop. and an elementary school caught taking pornographic videos and who may have abused as many as 55 children. deontae caraway had a juvenile record of sexual abuse. and a new chief is looking for ways to ensure that kind of record is caught by schools in the future. >> i'm certain that once we've found our way through this case. and drawn conclusions about what may or may not have gone right, that we can help in crafting new solutions that will ensure these things aren't missed in the future. >> he grew up in laurel. and his father was a sergeant on the county police force. he had his 7-year-old daughter alexandra, at his side, br where he was unanimously confirmed. and he said, the real reason he wanted to have this to ensure her safety and the safety of all the children in prince george's county. board of trustees says it will conduct a thorough, two- week review. rece
simon newman compared struggling freshmen to bunnies that should be killed. he has since apologized for that remark. but he rejected the demand by faculty that he resign. our weather is finally taking a turn for the better. but temperatures in the suburbs will fall back below freezing tonight. >> chief meteorologist topper shutt is tracking the temperatures on the terrace. topper. >> good news. arctic air didn't exactly pour in behind our rain storm. so that's good news but as you mentioned, jan, temps will go below freezing. right now, we're not too bad. still 46 downtown. 43 in frederick. and 39 in hagerstown. and 39 in martinsburg. and 42 in dale dale city. nothing to wor about right now. -- worry about right now. 33 in frederick. and looking at 33. by morning, not everybody is going to get below freezing. but by 6:30, we have 30 in gaithersburg, 29 in alany.
think you end up above freezing. even south of town, you're going to be looking at the freezing mark. we will come back and talk about a brief cooldown before a reward over the weekend. coming up, commercial flights between u.s. and cawb cuba are bound to make a comeback. up next, pope francis you can't deal with something, by ignoring it.
thousands lined a five-mile motorcade route to catch a glimpse of the pontiff and his motorcade. the pope wraps up a five-day pill grammage tomorrow. -- pilgrimage tomorrow. >> operating daily between the two countries by next fall. u.s. airlines can now bid on those routes. all flights currently operating between the u.s. and cuba are charter flights. president obama wrapped up a two-day summit, with leaders of southeast asia nations. the meetings in rancho mirage, california, was called to show the u.s. is serious about getting a high-profile -- having a high profile in the region, where china is still rattling nerves. leaders spent the day, discussing security issues. including counter terrorism. and china's territoria
to the disputed south china sea. >> the state department does confirm that the three who went missing are now safe. they have been handed over to the u.s. embassy in good health. one of two powerful shiite militia are suspected behind their kidnappingful. four u.s. journalists are on their way out of the country. bahrain police detained them for providing false information that they were tourists. the journalists were in bahrain to cover the fifth anniversary of the island nagged's 25th -- nation's 25th uprising. why are potholes especially bad on the beltway. people complaining that dogs are falling onto -- dog feces are falling onto their balcony. a priest performing same- sex marriage. interfaith marriage. it's a new normal.
linet mundy. she is charged with theft and fraud, involving the school lunch program for school and students. monday, obtained more than $1300 in reduced price lunches for her children. even though the families did not need income eligibility. >> well, if you live in an apartment, you probably know it's not uncommon for neighbors to complain. >> what one d.c. neighbor is talking about would shock you, make you sick. stephanie gale gailhard explains on a story you'll see only on 9. >> this is disgusting. take a look. it starts from up there. that's where the dog feces and urine drips down onto the balcony, right here. the person who lives here, filmed it all as it was happening. check it out. >> the neighbor is washing their dog excrement again on my balcony. >> reporter: if you think that looks gross, it smells even worse. >> the animal stench comes in my house. brings flies.
had swarmed my house over the summer. >> kita andrews says it's a health hazard. >> i can't have my children come play. >> norma brooks says her balcony is too. >> oh, my god. it's horrible. [ knocking ] >> reporter: so i went two floors up to talk to the neighbor about the droppings. >> is your dad here, paul? >> reporter: he invited me in to talk but didn't want to be on camera. paul travis admitted to watching dog feces and urine off of his balcony, at least once. >> you see it coming down. >> reporter: vander pool says the problem has been ongoing for the last six months. she's taking travis to court next month. she hopes he gets the message. >> you need to stop. this is not right. you would not like someone pouring animal excrement onto you. >> she's reached out to city officials, as well as property management here. but so far, she says nothing has been done. reporting
stephanie gail hard, -- gale gailhard, wusa 9. >> they asked about the neighbor's concerns. so far, no one has called us back. two women were injured when a glass table fell more than 20 stories in midtown manhattan this morning. authorities suspected they lifted the table off the balcony at 39th street and 7th avenue. that table shattered on the sidewalk, below, sending glass everywhere. fortunately, those injured women are okay. but this could have been much worse. >> a nearly 70-year-old bridge came falling down in oklahoma. the bridge was demolished this morning. that bridge built in 1949 and was in pretty bad shape. a replacement bridge opened to traffic last month. >> reporter: the national weather service has yet to confirm whether a tornado touched down this morning in the miami area. powerful storms with wind up to 65 miles per hour, uprooted trees and downed power lines in
roofs were ripped off buildings. and the good year blimp hangar in pompano beach was damaged. high winds also flipped a tractor-trailer, backing up traffic for miles. >> well, our up-and-down temperatures mean -- and you knew this was coming. this is pothole season. the stretch of the inner loop of the beltway between connecticut and georgia avenue, disabled multiple vehicle. mechanic said many of those damaged cars need thousands of dollars in repairs. >> just be careful. i mean, there's a lot of potholes all over the place. so just be careful and slow down. and you know, just pay attention. >> this mechanic has a pothole story of his own. showing the potholes can damage the car at any time. >> it is that time of year, though, right? >> hit a few on the way to work today. >> did you? >> oh, yeah. yeah. and we're kind of looking at freeze and thaw, freeze and thaw now. let's start with a live look outside. i'm sure it will start
three-day guarantee. you talk about a tough one. i normally go about a 5-degree range for the daytime high. i went 10. 45 to 55. and picked 50 as the number. how did we do? we'll talk about that tonight at 11:00. i'm not optimistic. down to 46 right now. winds are still gusting to 25. but they will come down after midnight. ask notice the dew points keep dropping. so dry air is moving into the metro area. check this out. we're 17 degrees warmer than we were this exact time yesterday. as much as 31 degrees warmer in providence. so the whole eastern seaboard is much, much warmer as that rain developed into the overnight. by the way, the same system that attached that low pressure that brought us the snow and then the rain. actually brought the big thunderstorms to miami. sutonight but not ing in the everyone gets below freezing. that's good news. 28 to 40 at the bus stop, dry. no winds. cold to chilly through the rest of the week. temps in the
and then, milder and nice over the weekend. we should be back in the 50s. i did take 60s away. but upper 50s still hold for sunday. okay. 10:00 tonight. 38 downtown. 34 in gaithersburg. looking at 34 in silver springs and fairfax. 32 in la plata. 30 in fredericksburg. flurry or sprinkle possible down into the northern neck. clouds stay generally south of the immediate metro area. by 9:00 in the morning, we're back up above freezing. 37 downtown now. 36 in fairfax. 37 in dumfries and dale city. and a little cooler in the mountains. mid-40s downtown. with again, a mix of sun and clouds. so day planner, with downtown temps, notice above freezing. 37. at 9:00, 42 at lesk:00. and 44 -- 11:00. and 44 under partly cloudy skies. thursday, we'll call cold. 31. but sunny. mostly sunny and chillo friday. mid-40s. next seven days, we still have
50s on saturday and sunday. 58 on sunday. 55 monday. colder, monday night into tuesday. watching the possibility of rain or snow or mix again of storm next week. >> kirk cousin. >> we got a problem signing this guy? >> we knew it would be an interesting negotiation, right? they want a lot of money. >> interesting is a good word. >> young quarterback with one full season experience. so is the burgundy and gold situation becoming a situation again? or is the carousel ready to stop. the latest
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so there aren't conflicting reports out today, regarding the status of contract talks between curt cousins and the washington redskins. espn is reporting that the two sides are far apart and the talks have seized, with nothing further scheduled. however, i spoke with insider, jason loco forba, and -- loco fora, and he told me, talks are still ongoing. now, cousins' teammate tweeted out, redskins, pay the man. hashtag, i like that. washington has until march 4th, to use their franchise tag. it could be a special holiday season for burgundy and gold fans today. they are looking at another washington-dallas thanksgiving day this weekend. the two have played seven game it's -- games on that holiday. last time was a seven-point win. the washington capitals return home gh
of the best teams team from the west. and it will be a reunion of sorts for a couple of teammates. justin williams signed with the capitols as a free agent. and mike ridgeins signed after his contract was terminated. both were teammates together for two stanley cups with the los angeles kings. tonight, williams and richards face their former team for the first time. >> always remember the people you run with. always. you remember each other as champions. and obviously, i have a lot of feelings, good feelings towards my time there. exu bu as i -- but as i said, time marches on. >> a big high school hoops showdown tonight, featuring two mcdonald's, all-americans. vj king and fultz and dematha. we have excitement going on. now, the stags won last thursday on the road. now looking to make it 2 in a row. the all-american game, featuring fultz and king
and of urcose, we'll have highlights of tonight's big showdown, coming up at 11:00. maryland terrapins return to the xfinity center to take on michigan. join us beforehand for a special edition of game on live at college park. starts at 11:30, sunday, followed by the game at 1:00. which you can also see here on wusa 9. but of course, they have wisconsin, on thursday. >> and cuziges -- cousins is going nowhere, right? >> they can slap him with the franchise tag. >> just $20 million, right? >> want to recap for us? >> not everybody goes below freezing tonight. everybody is back in the 40s tomorrow, thursday, ask friday. and i point out the 50s. >> look at the weekend. >> wusa 9 news at 6:00. >> we'll be back with your early evening news at 7:00.
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>> pelley: an election prediction from president obama. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. >> pelley: also tonight, violent weather in the south, including a tornado on an interstate. >> it was, basically, like the "twister" movie. >> pelley: extreme weather is being fueled by el nino, and tonight we'll look at the effects from the u.s. to africa, where millions are threatened with famine. >> people haven't been able to plant the crops they need to survive. >> pelley: and it's show time for america's top dogs. >> it doesn't get any better. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.