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trainers ban together to save a man's life after he was crushed by a tree in his car. >> riptides, rough surf, tropical systems already stirring up dangerous conditions at east coast beaches. we are tracking whether it will be better before the holiday weekend. >> the bay bridge just isn't enough anymore. maryland is exploring a new way to get traffic to the eastern shore. >> first, an emotional moment on the witness stand as a woman faces her ex boyfriend. good evening. thanks for joining us. i am bruce johnson. the man is charged with murder, the murder of the woman's 23 month old son. matt was in the courtroom as the trial got underway. >> reporter: the first day of trial was emotional. the mother cried mutt pal times
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as son. the defense was asking the jury to look past the fact that their client was the only one found with the toddler. his mom said he liked to play basketball and he was always moving. he died not long after this video was shot. babysitting the toddler alone in august last year, paramedics found him barely breathing lying down on the couple's bedroom floor. the cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries to the tore so and head. the toddler also suffered a lacerated liver. the defendant went to a neighbor's apartment to call 911. >> when he knocked on the door, he was very calm. i didn't expect anything to that extreme. >> reporter: the victim's mother took the stand tuesday and testified she was at work when her son was found fighting for his life and her then
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happened only saying generalities like i am a coward. i let you down. >> showing pictures of her son, i got emotional myself. i have a son and i can't imagine seeing him like that. she had to go through that in front of everybody. >> reporter: the defendant's attorneys argue there was nothing to link their client to the alleged crime, no bruises on the boy's arms, no fat lip, no signs he was beaten. >> what we are insin ating is he is a two year old child and anything could have happened. it does not mean that he did anything to him. >> reporter: at trial the mother talked about what it was like to see her son for the last time. she was potty training him. he had just gone to the bathroom like a big boy. she gave him a high five, put his pajamas back on, made him breakfast and sat him in front of the tv with her boyfriend. she never
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this thursday. we are learning more tonight about how two dozen people somehow managed to lift a massive tree off a car and save a man's life. late yesterday afternoon the tree crashed on the vehicle in rush hour traffic on beach drive in rock creek park. the driver was trapped inside screaming for help. a quick thinking police officer gathered people from their bikes, cars and convinced them they could lift the tree off the vehicle. here is one of the good samaritans. >> i think the officer is the one that gets the credit. it's the furthest thing from my mind that the tree could have been moved. he was quick thinking enough to say let's give it a try and lift the tree off. >> a round of applause for all the people. the man inside the vehicle has not been identified but at last check, he was still in the hospital in stable condition. tracking the tropics. a couple systems continue to swirl in the atlantic. to
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they will impact your holiday weekend plans. >> it's going to be kind of busy this weekend. we have three we are working on. this is gaston. we will cast him off. he is pretty much done. tropical depression 8 and 9, these are producing most concern across much of the gulf coast area, much of florida. i think this will also produce more rain across the southeast coast once it crosses florida back into the atlantic. we have tropical storm warnings in effect for outer banks including hatteras and that's from tropical depression 8. nine has spawned a hurricane watch across much of northward, tampa, because the storm is expected to become a depression. let's talk about the models, the spaghetti plot. yesterday they were much different. look how much farther north they are and how much farther
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we will stop it again at noon friday. some models have it going inland across south georgia. by saturday at noon, offshore. then it lingers sunday and even kind of lingers on monday. one thing we have to worry about no matter which track it takes is the rough surf and also the rip currents. don't swim in unguarded beaches. stay out of the water when the risk is high. swim parallel to the shore if caught in the current and wait for the out going current to subside before you turn to go back in. we have ways of tracking the tropics on our app. go to the app store and search wusa9. it is free. we'll have a look at radar and we'll push you alerts if that becomes necessary as well. here is what topper was talking about. a look at the are you -- rough surf at north
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vacationers are leaving the area. >> rip currents in ocean city maryland made for a busy day for life guards. officials said there were at least 82 rescues from the surf. tropical weather is hundreds of miles away but there are advisories from capecod to the carolinas. moms at the maryland beaches told us keeping track of the kids was stressful. >> definitely nerve racking. you never know when it will take them under. >> it's definitely rough and definitely scary. >> this is important. maryland life guards from ocean city are asking visitors to stay out of the water when life guards are not on duty. guards are on the stands in ocean city from 10:00 in the morning until 5:30 p.m. if you have ever made the trip to the eastern shore or atlantic coast in the summer, you know how frustrating it can be to cross chesapeake bay bridge. now the maryland governor is trying to address e
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announcement that the state will conduct a study to look into where to put a new bay bridge. >> there are more and more people especially in this area of annapolis. it's really heavy. >> i feel like everybody would be open to something being better and different. >> the study will cost the state $5 million. it will include how the state might pay for the bridge. the governor today would not even guess on a price tag. the governor unveiled maryland's new license plate today, beaming with maryland pride with the state flag featured front and center. they'll be available next month. drivers are not required to replace their current plate. to the race for president, the state department says the fbi recovered about 30 e-mails related to the benghazi attack while investigating clinton's use of a private e-mail server while secretary of state. at least some of the e-mails were not among the 55,000 pages clinton pr
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the state department. cbs news has learned the fbi will release some notes from their interview with clinton on her use of the private server. supporter of republican donald trump is apologizing for a tweet many have found offensive. before we show it we want to warn you about the graphic nature. it featured a cartoon of hillary clinton in black face. hours after posting, pastor mark burns deleted it and said he meant no offense. but he said he stands by the message that clinton and democratic party pander to the african-american community. three men from prince georges and another from district of columbia are getting a second chance thanks to president barack obama. today he shortened sentences of 111 federal inmates convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. president obama has commuted sentences of 673 inmates, more than the past ten presidents combined. about a
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sentences. today marks one month since the devastating ellicott city floods. if you had any doubt that county executives was going to rebuild, he affirmed businesses will be coming back only this time around, authorities hope to make the buildings more structurally sound. the county partnered with the nonprofit preservation maryland which will be creating a resource center. some business owners want to return to historic main street but there is a problem. they don't know if they will be able to wait until all the repairs are made. >> we don't have a lot of the places across the state. we think ellicott city is a crown jewel of historic resources in the state. we are committed to seeing it rebuild. >> the center is expected to be open for about nine months and may cost about $100,000 to run. maryland's preservation executive director says they have enough to fund
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that cost there depending on outside donations. researchers say there might already be a drug that can stop the zika virus. >> a local man gets a chance to thank the men and
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trending on facebook tonight, a big development on zika. researchers say they've found a drug that might stop the virus in its tracks. a drug shows promise blocking the virus from copying itself and infecting healthy cells. more research is needed. this research comes from jones hopkins university, national centers of health, florida state university. about 100 students will look sharp on the first day of school thanks
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officers and firefighters. barbers teamed up to host a free hair cut clinic today. there were lots of smiling faces with their fresh new do's. they got school supplies and learned about fire safety. first responders often don't get thanked by the people they save. they did today though. tucker carl thanked each of the paramedics who rescued him after he fell heard first onto a concrete floor at work. >> a lot of people when they hit their head get combative and will fight. just hold them down and get them on a back board, protect his airway. he had blood all over. >> i honestly am just here today to look every single one of you in the eye and tell you how thankful i am to be here. i wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you guys. >> i do my job.
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means a lot. it really does. >> good stuff. tucker suffered a traumatic brain injury and hearing loss in the accident. you might have seen headlines on facebook today, dogs able to understand humans. i believe they
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with drama and quick action by strangers all caught on camera, this dash cam video that shows the chilling start of a ten car pile up in new york last week, a few minutes later the video shows bystanders working to get a woman out of a burning vehicle despite flames and broken glass. the mayor's office is trying to identify the people who helped save the woman's life. amazingly she walked away few cuts and some bruises. european union slapped apple with a massive tax bill. we are talking big here. now there are worries that american taxpayers will have to pick up the tab or at least make up for the losses. eu says apple's tax deal with ireland was too sweet and ruled this morning that the tech company philly you now pay $14.5 billion plus interest -- must now pay $14.5 billion plus
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trending online, new evidence proving what dog owners have longed believe. topper and i believe this. >> absolutely. >> man's best friend really does understand some of what we are saying. researchers in hungary scanned brains of dogs as they listened to their owners. the data shows dogs process words the same way we do. dogs were able to understand the tone and meaning of the owner's words. dogs didn't fall for the trick when owners said something meaningless in a happy tone. their brains did light up when owners said something like "good boy" in a cheerful way. >> you done need to study -- didn't need a study to prove that. >> true. >> mine is stone deaf now but i know at one time he understood me. >> get ready, i will show you three tropical depressions and storms. we will start
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hawaii. hurricane warning for the big island. a category 3 right now, this is hurricane madeline. winds are 115. it becomes category 3 at 111 miles per hour or higher. this will duck just south of the big island as a category 1. that is going to kick up big time surf and hurricane winds will be felt as far as honolulu at least in terms of gust. number two, this is tropical depression 8 that's prompted the warnings along the coast of north carolina. it's about to do a turn away from shore. it's just low pressure, a depression. it will become a tropical storm but by that time it will be out to sea. by tomorrow afternoon it willing heading harmlessly to sea. number three, this is 9. this is the one we are most concerned about because it will gain strength in the gulf of mexico. this is wednesday. tomorrow afternoon it should be a tropical storm. it depends on which
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there first. hermine and ian are the next times. then it rolls across the florida panhandle. there is some uncertainty with the spaghetti plot. it goes over savannah. that's charleston. it will go out to sea and kind of linger to the southeast of nantucket. by that time it's sunday at 7:00 p.m. this is going to cause major rip currents up and down the eastern seaboard. a live look outside, there is a little soccer going on there. temperatures are toasty with 85 but the dew points are in the mid 60s. that's not bad. winds are easterly at nine. tonight muggy inside the belt way, mainly dry. bus stop temps, 66 to 82. hot tomorrow, warm thursday. the weekend is good but some showers are possible in the metro area on saturday because of the tropical system. 70s to start, up to 88 with sunshine by 1:00
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a drop in temps thursday, a good chance of showers, 86. gorgeous friday with low 80s. next seven days, some showers east of town on saturday, 83 and gorgeous sunday, back to the upper 80s on labor day. autumn like weather is almost here which means we are on the verge of seeing pumpkin flavored everything. mcdonald's is rolling out the mccafe pumpkin spiced latte. before the end of august you can pretend it's the middle of october. starbucks has created a pumpkin spiced latte chat box and facebook messenger so you can have a conversation with a witty friend. >> they are delicious. it's crazy how big it's gotten. i walked into the grocery store and you smell the cinnamon of the fall.
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that time? >> what are they stcoing these days. >> who knows. doesn't matter. it's delicious. an action has folks my son has meningitis b. but how did we end up here? his mom thought he had the flu and that he was covered by the meningococcal meningitis vaccine he had received. until 2014 there were no vaccines for meningitis b in the u.s. now there are. while uncommon, meningitis b can lead to death within 24 hours. trumenba is a vaccine for 10 through 25 year olds to help prevent group b meningococcal disease.
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teams are trying to focus on their final preseason games and roster cuts coming up, there is one team that continues to swirl around locker rooms. colin kaepernick. we have shared the opinions of some of the red skins plus a few viewers. today the cbs sports media folks met up in new york and addressed the issue. >> my feeling about colin kaepernick, i said it monday and i will say it again, can't say it strong enough, his actions were disgraceful, absolutely disgraceful. the reason i say that is because it is an nfl football field, he is wearing an nfl
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uniform, signed an nfl contract. no matter your political persuasions, your ethnic back ground, no matter your feelings about society, you owe it to your team, team's fans and your teammates to pull in the same direction at the same time. the national anthem in my estimation is a moment for all of us to reflect as americans, for all the sacrifices that have gone on. that's why i always stood at attention for the national anthem and why i always took it seriously. that's why every coach i ever played for took it seriously. my father was a world war ii veteran, godfather and uncle. when you see people disrespecting the flag or anthem, it rubs you the wrong way. the issues he is claiming i said get in the back of a police car on friday night and take four, five, or ten 911 calls and go into harm's way and look at the men and women wearing blue and wh
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putting them receive on the line for. maybe you would have a different take from where you are coming from. >> kind of interesting. a lot of the former players were all against what he did. >> that's our news fios is not cable. we're wired differently, which means we can fix things differently. thanks for calling fios. this is ryan. you can't tell me this cord isn't in. i know it's in. it's in, but it's not working. i'm sending you a link to the my fios app that going to let me see what you're seeing.
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just plug it into the connector on the right. so you can clearly see what's in and what's out? oh absolutely. i like that. tech support that lets your technician see the problem over your smartphone. only from fios.
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