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Nov 1, 2011 7:00pm EDT
complex. today, kristin fisher caught up with china campbell on what she says is the biggest day of her young life. >> october 27, 2:00 p.m., a kitchen fire was spreading through the apartment complex. 12-year-old china campbell saw the smoke and heard her neighbors screaming for help. >> i was shocked, scared. i didn't know what to do. that's when i realized i was supposed to call 911. >> prince georges county 911. >> on apartment 2718, there's a fire. someone is stuck. >> china was one of the calmest, most deliberate 911 callers i have heard in a long time. to be able to give the information, the detailed information she gave about what was on fire, where the fire was, where trapped documents were. how many of them, what their ages were, it was unique. >> the fire chief now credits china with helping save the lives of these three people that were trapped on that third floor balcony. today, he presented her with the fire chief's award in front of her entire 7th grade class at drew freeman middle school. >> i'm thrilled. words can't explain what i feel right now. i'm so proud of her. >>
CBS
Jan 19, 2011 7:00pm EST
story is coming up. >>> plus, china's first state dinner in more than a decade about to start after a full day of meetings between president obama and china's president hu jintao. that's coming up next. . >>> well, in just about 25 minutes or so president obama will be hosting a state dinner for the chinese president hu jintao. first event for a chinese leader in 13 years. they met despite differences on a number of issues. among those trade problems between the two countries. the united states wants china to open its market to more american goods and stop undervaluing its currency. >> i did express to president hu there has to be a level playing field for american companies competing in china. the trade has to be fair. >> china's history of human rights violations is another touchy issue between the two nations and outside today's meetings human rights groups gathered to protest the coalitions urging president obama to make human rights a central part of this summit. >>> less than two weeks after being shot arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords could be out of the hospital on fr
CBS
Sep 2, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. ♪ >>> in the mail bag tonight, reaction to gordon chang that china may be planning a surprise attack on this country. so we have spies in china and china has spies here. what's new? both sides have planned for attacks on each other. as you noted, is china prepared to blow up one of its biggest trading partners? plus regaining the debt they hold? does chang have a book in the works? actually he has written a couple books. one called the coming collapse of china, still i too am skeptical. and finally, this on the aftermath of irene. when one viewer thanked dominion power for restoring lights, i said that's his job. glenn says that's not right. when a viewer thanks your team for a job well done during this same hurricane, you thanked them. i work for dominion for 25 years. i worked a lot of storm trouble and worked with many different employees. they all give 110%. these men and women put their destruction at their homes on the back burner until everyone's power is back on. so it would not hurt you to thank them. you know what, glenn, that is a fair point. while it is a power company's
CBS
Sep 1, 2011 7:00pm EDT
that information until kickoff on september 11th. >>> could china be poised to make a surprise strike against america? it sounds kind of odd. but one attorney who is a nationally recognized author and columnist says he's got proof the answer is "yes." we will talk to him about it a little later tonight. >>> first help for our homeless children and it comes just in time for the start of school. >>> it's something people do all the time and a man in the midwest likely never imagined he would end up going to jail for it. 41-year-old michael alexson is facing what amounts to life in prison for recording police officers on his cell phone camera. out in robinson, illinois, he's looking at 75 years. that's the same sentence a rapist might get in that state. alexson recorded the cops while they were at his mother's home investigating his unregistered vehicles and now alexson is charged with eavesdropping and wiretapping. the state's attorney's office offered to plead him out on probation but he insisted on a jury trial. good luck with that gamble, but what's the big deal here? police o
CBS
Jan 18, 2011 7:00pm EST
house said the president would be firm in pressing china on its human rights record. >> we will continue to have difficult conversations, but necessary conversations that had to be had with china and we'll do that again tomorrow. >> the president's visit will have a different feel than the last time he was here back in 2006. tomorrow night's state dinner will mark the first such event in china's honor in some 13 years. >>> house lawmakers return to the capitol after taking a week off to mourn the victims of the tucson shooting. and republicans are wasting no time in beginning their fight to overturn the law they call obama care. the debate began this afternoon in the house and most think it will pass there as the g.o.p. is now in control. but it is all but certain to fail in the senate where democrats still hold their majority. >> with this law we have taken the power from the insurance companies. we give it back to patients and to doctors. >> i think if we can force a vote, we can get a majority in the senate and because they will be interested in their re- election and the american pub
CBS
Jul 21, 2009 7:00pm EDT
marijuana. and trapped in china. 22 high school students are in lockdown over the h1n1. >>> getting an update from 2 high school students from our area who are quarantined in china. maureen key is one of the handful with a confirmed case of h1n1 and she's in the hospital. >> they've been treated really well. they are receiving american foods, they have a tv. >> i said, oh, god, you know, i want to make sure they are health and welfare is taken care of. alan chung says he expects the group to be free to continue their tour in a few days and offers to extend their visit in china to make up for the last time. >>> the parenting skills of a person accused of murdering her four daughters was the focus of testimony in her trial today. witnesses testified that banita jacks would let her three and 4-year-old girls smoke marijuana and would withhold food as punishment. brittany, 16 years old, weighed 46 pounds at her autopsy, 5-year-old asia weighed 18 pounds when her body was found in the home on 6th street. the three youngest girls had marks on their necks consistent with the strangulation by
CBS
Feb 4, 2010 7:00pm EST
important resident blew out of town just ahead of the big storm. the nonstop flight to china took off just before noon and bruce leshan was there when the crowd was screaming its final good-byes. >> he is a brilliant little bear. >> we can only hope he is immuned to airsickness. he was champing apples before takeoff and before he left the zoo. he even brought along a separate container filled with 55-pounds of bamboo and his favorite pears. >> did he have to pay extra for extra baggage? >> the panda team was loaded on a van at the zoo, rolled out to the airport in a motorcade they dubbed giant panda of the united states. and then surrounded by media as he arrived at the fedex terminal. >> very proud of him, he's taken this all in stride. >> he has been preparing for this trip since he was born. flashbulbs flashing as he went from butter stick to adorable one-year-old to birthday cake munching adolescent. the chinese have been advertising for a translator for his cousin from atlanta, who is on the plane, too. but ty won't need that. >> with ty, we always rely more heavily on the hand s
CBS
Jan 20, 2011 7:00pm EST
reception turned chillier on capitol hill today. china's records on human rights and what they see as the unfair trade policies pressed the president on day 3 of his visit. >> i would hope the dialogue on all of these subjects will continue. >> reporter: during a joint press conference president obama said he too would challenge president hu on human rights. >> i have been very candid with president hu about these issues. >> reporter: after some prodding from reporters president hu admitted a lot still needs to be done in china on human rights. >> the main focus of president hu's visit is improving trust and trade between this country and china and they are pledging cooperation. china sound off on deals that will generate $45 billion in u.s. exports. virginia's governor bob mcdonnell promising to privatize state liquor stores. delegate, a democrat from arlington, filed legislation this afternoon. that move comes just one day after two republicans sponsored a similar bill in the senate where house democrats claim republicans were hoping the plan would just die. that way the blame would
CBS
Apr 14, 2010 7:00pm EDT
four years and o'malley staffers whispered he's been representing china. that you have supported - >> i'm sorry. china? >> china. that you've done work at the law firm for china. >> our law firm has clients who obviously do business in china. but other than that i can't imagine -- that's good by the way. >> reporter: nasty already. should be a good race. in annapolis, bruce leshan, "9news now." >> ehrlich says the worst kept secret in annapolis is a huge tax increase is coming next year, unless you elect him. o'malley says he has no plans to raise taxes but hopes the economy improves, however, he's not ruling out the possibility. >>> it looks like a bill giving dc voting rights and congress is heading back to the house floor. "the washington post" reports house majority leader steny hoyer believes the measure will pass. delegate eleanor holmes norton says she's trying to weaken the amendment. that comes in the midst of hands being raised across the city. 100 sculptures are popping up around dc to draw awareness to the lack of a voting voice in congress. the give me a vote campaig
CBS
Jul 28, 2009 7:00pm EDT
quarantined in china. hearparent who parent who has n seen her in almost two weeks. if we don't act, medical bills will wipe out their savings. if we don't act, she'll be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. and he won't get the chemotherapy he needs. if we don't act, health care costs will rise 70%. and he'll have to cut benefits for his employees. but we can act. the president and congress have a plan to lower your costs and stop denials for pre-existing conditions. it's time to act. >>> welcome back. the professor, the policeman and the president. they are about to share a brew with the commander-in-chief. this is what i call a summit meeting. >> the details are out about the happy hour. it will be thursday night, 6:00. it will be on the back patio of the white house on a picnic table, weather permitting. the biggest question is what kind of beer the men will share. it's come out obama is a bud man, crowley likes red stripe. >> how long will they be together? >> probably about a half hour. long enough to get a few photos. >> last night, brett haber told us about h
CBS
Dec 4, 2009 7:00pm EST
will be going home to china for the first time. >>> i'm bruce leshan at the national zoo. tai shan is leaving home. the beloved cub has reached what amounts to the teen years for pandas and it is time for him to go out in search of a chinese bride. actually a lot of chinese brides. the chinese governments limb back to add though this gene pool. there are 268 pandas in captivity and 1600 in the wild. >> maybe he will go back to china and have some babies. >> all: yea! >> reporter: wouldn't that be cool. >> all: yea! >> reporter: papa slept through the announce but mama snuggled briefly with her cub. they are on loan, too but the hope is china will let them stay awhile and maybe give us another cub. >>> i'm armando trull in prince georges county where a bond hearing was held for the two suspects accused of carjacking senator bob corker's daughter on wednesday night this the district. julia corker identified 25-year- old 25year -old steven austin and 22-year-old dewalden couldn't nors as the man who stole her -- beat her and stole herta hoe. they are held on 75,000 there's bond for posse
CBS
Aug 11, 2011 7:00pm EDT
benches from the redline gallery-placed china town. metro said that move will give riders another two feet to work with, a spot that they transfer to the yellow and green line. that red line platform is the narrowist one. >>> perhaps metro still gets you frustrated. where are you? you might want the system to take the page out of shanghai's commuter rail. now, that system has installed these padded punching bags to the support inside the station. and the commuters, they are encouraged to take out their frustrations on those instead of the station's best. >>> well, you know, hopefully nothing quite as frustrating out there on the roads tonight. monica? >> well, not that frustrating, although it has been heavy all afternoon. that's why i have kept it at the yellow light. but first take a look in virginia on the westbound side of i-696, you still have a slow bit of traffic out here on the streets as you head over to route 50 on the inbound side. a little slow right here in the arlington area. we'll take you over to the northbound side of i-270. first, that's on i-95, where we just sa
CBS
Jul 31, 2012 7:00pm EDT
obama stimulus money go? windmills from china. electric cars from finland 79% of the 2.1 billion in stimulus grants awarded through it went to overseas companies. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> virginia governor, bob mcdonnell, has become the latest politician to weigh in on the chick-fil-a same sex controversy. that fast food chain has been facing backlash and protests after the ceo voiced his opposition to same-sex marriage. some mayors declared the restaurant as no longer welcome in their cities. this is how governor mcdonnell responded about the mess today on wtop. >> i love chicken. i think people have an ability to start a business and grow a business regardless of their political beliefs or religious beliefs. so i think making this connection is a very troubling thing for us. >> well, d.c. mayor apparently doesn't agree. he no longer supports the restaurant and expanding its presence in the city. supporters of the chain are staging counterprotests tomorrow, with chick-fil-a appreciation day. >>> more storms coming our way, but this could be the beg
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. [ male announcer ] perdue perfect portions. ready when you are. china, they're busy building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it from china. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable electricity standard today. >> now, "entertainment tonight," the most watched entertainment news magazine in the world. ashton and demi, can their marriage survive the scandal. the story goes mainstream today. >> there's something going on. why the cheating claims couldn't be ignored. >> it's not just a tabloid story anymore. >> as we look back at the past loves of a couple now facing a crisis. >> in tonight's celebrity gps, join glee club. >> doing britney spears week? ♪ hit me baby one more time >> plus "american idol," the new judges and the hoff minutes after getting booted from da
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 7:00pm EDT
? china, they're busy building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it from china. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable electricity standard today. >>> today, they restricted the access. and that diabetes treatment has been linked to a higher risk of a heart attack. now, doctors, they will need to sign a waiver if they want to prescribe it, a waiver showing the patients who have tried just about everything else. regulators did stop short of pulling the drug from the market shortly. but european leaders did make that move today. >>> you can get rid of your unwanted and expired drugs without just tossing them away this weekend. falls church is one of the hoe cal communities that are taking -- one of the churches in the community that are taking back their communi
CBS
May 23, 2012 7:00pm EDT
china-based website that appears to be doing a pooling business in fake ids. >> they have eye color maroon. >> the ids feature holograms, encrypted personal information and a level of sophistication so high that they're able to pass through scanners used by bars and liquor stores to prevent minors from buying booze. >> the person's name, date of birth, that information is encrypted on the strip. so when you scan the driver's license, it will come up with valid information on the front where in the old days they didn't have the ability to do that. >> unsuspecting teenages are may be buying more than access to alcohol. they're being targeted for identity theft. >> id chief is selling their information and kids are now finding out that they have thousands and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of debt. >> according to law enforcement, the chinese scam artists are heading to students' facebook payments to cull additional information to further their scheme. >> it's not like you can file a police report for your bad fake id. >> remarkably the site warns buyers to beware of fake id sc
CBS
Jul 13, 2012 7:00pm EDT
in on complaints that some team u.s.a. olympic uniforms are made in china. ♪ [ male announcer ] virtual wallet can help you be that person who's good with money. see what's free to spend. move money with a slide. save with a shake. feel good about your decisions. >>> two weeks from today opening ceremonies will kick off for the 2012 summer games in london. the talk continues to center on some of the uniforms for team u.s.a. specifically the opening ceremony uniforms created by team outfitter, ralph lauren. all of them made in china. that has some members of congress outraged. >> i think the olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves. i think they should be embarrassed. i think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them. >> they represent the very best. so excellent, it's all so beautiful and they should be wearing uniforms made in america. >> now the white house isn't joining in the criticism. a spokesman says the uniforms aren't a government decision, making them in the u.s. should be considered for future olympics. >>> so far, the designer
CBS
Jan 25, 2010 7:00pm EST
national zoo before the panda is off to china. >>> back with the full forecast. keep it right here. >> three brand-new options to get to our area from new york. three bus stations started, and will leave from the union station parking garage. turns out each line was already offering service from other parts of our city. >>> a new study finds our area near the top when it comes to saving money by taking public transit. the american public transportation association looked at the average costs of parking, gas and dollars in several metropolitan areas and found on average people using the bus, train or subway save an average of $770 per month over those who commute via their cars. d.c. ranked 16th on that list with an average monthly savings of $751, which adds up to $9,015 over a year. and traveling between terminals at dulles international airport is about to get a heck of a lot easier. peggy fox introduces us to the arrow train. >> reporter: the new train system at dulles international airport is finally up and running. >> i remember when there was no subway. >> reporter: not metro
CBS
May 28, 2010 7:00pm EDT
to great falls after school. >> reporter: and of his mom and dad in 1974 immigrants from china and now -- >> this is really every immigrant parent's dream is to have their son working in the white house. so for me it is really the epitome of the american dream. my only regret is my father passed away and didn't have a chance to see that. >> he says one of the best parts of his job is being part of an official delegation in china at his parent's homeland. he called that an incredible through. >>> hollywood and the rest of us mourning the loss of gary coleman. he is known as his role as arnold jackson in the sit come different strokes. he slipped at his utah home. he fell into a coma yesterday. his life support was turned off this afternoon. he died with his family and friends at his side. for more information on the life and career of gary coleman click on metro links at wusa9.com. >>> our friends over at the national zoo are mourning a loss tonight. they had to put down and aging tiger. he was almost 20 years old. in fact, that's well past the average life of a tiger. good news tho
CBS
Jul 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and the president says his administration is filing a complaint against china for unfair tariffs on some suvs made in ohio. >> i want goods shipped around the world stamped with made in america. >> reporter: as the president makes the case he's done all he can to help the economy, the white house is bracing for the jobs report due friday. with unemployment stuck above 8%, republican president al hopeful mitt romney likes his chances in november. >> as long as i continue to speak about the economy, i'm going to win. >> reporter: romney's campaign put louisiana governor bobby jindal and former minnesota governor tim pawlenty on a bus to shadow the president. >> when it comes to getting tough with china, this is barack come lately. he's been in office four lately. >> reporter: the president will be in pennsylvania friday with the romney bus right behind him. >>> a major new modernization plan in the works for d.c.'s taxicab fleet. mayor vincent gray announced a five-year $35 million proposed contract for smart meters. if the d.c. council goes along, you'll be able to pay your fare by c
CBS
May 17, 2011 7:00pm EDT
going from work. >> your plans to take that cheap bus from china town to new york city may be hitting a bump in the road. beginning this summer. dc will enact new regulations charging bus companies for their use of curb side space. right now the companies like bolt bus and megabus can keep their costs down by not having a bus depo. according to the wamu, the city's new regulations will charge companies $80,000 a year to rent the public space and you can bet that cost will be passed on to you, the passenger. >>> metro says it has been over charging some of its customers to ride the bus. now this affects people that bought a seven-day bus pass. it is up to the customer to catch the mistake. >> if you bought a seven-day bus pass, you'll want to take a close look at your account. it's loaded on to the card and passengers get unlimited rides for the week. at least that's how it is supposed to work. a lot of bus riders have reported problems. >> you would pay double. >> many passengers have noticed that their smart trip card is being charged bus fare, which means the $15 pass they bought is
CBS
Jan 13, 2010 7:00pm EST
to the island nation as quickly as possible. help also coming from as far away from china. 125 chinese peace keepers were in haiti when the quake hit. there are conflicting reports out of china tonight that eight of them are trapped in the rubble. and we have taken a lot of your calls today about how you can help with the rescue and relief efforts. all afternoon, members of care have been in our studio taking your calls and answering your questions. you can call in now at 202-432- 9045. we also have several numbers scrolling at the bottom of your screen for the state department, red cross, and charities. we also have more resources at wusa9.com. plus, slide shows of the damage and the fairfax county urban search and rescue team. >> let's see if the weather could have any impact on those rescue efforts. top. >> we have good news. pretty quiet down there. we'll start with a map and get your bearings, show you haiti there on the left side of your screen. dominican republic on your right. there's a system rolling through the gulf and that will develop into a storm this weekend, but
CBS
Jul 20, 2012 7:00pm EDT
stimulus money go? windmills from china. electric cars from finland 79% of the 2.1 billion in stimulus grants awarded through it went to overseas companies. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> that is our report. i'll be right back here at 11:00 along with anita and anny. log on any time to www.wusa9.com. bye bye. [ male announcer ] where did all the obama stimulus money go? friends, donors, campaign supporters, special interest groups where did the obama stimulus money go? solyndra: 500 million taxpayer dollars. bankrupt. so where did the obama stimulus money go? windmills from china. electric cars from finland 79% of the 2.1 billion in stimulus grants awarded through it went to overseas companies. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> now, "entertainment tonight," the most watched entertainment newsmagazine in the world. >> the "batman" shooting tragedy. was the killer imitating batman's most infamous villain, the joker, and what drove him to the attack? >> i got people running out of the people that are shot. >> what this just released pol
CBS
Jun 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. to china, where government advisers came up with the notion that happier pigs need happier pork. they have created something now known as china's first pig village. 600 pigs now live in pigville. that's the real name. they have toys to play with. they can even roam the woods every day from 8:00 to 5:00 and not only do officials swear that these happier pigs are healthier. pig village is making cash. it's a tourist attraction. so, how are all those tenants doing? they are delicious. >> that's a good idea. makes sense. >>> we want to hear what you think. send your e-mails to mcginty's mail bag. the address, mailbag@wusa9.com. 9news now will be right back. >>> in the mail bag tonight, some nice appreciative feedback on that coverage friday about the severe weather alert day. this is ron. i applaud topper and the wusa9 weather team under the weather circumstances. their coverage is comforting. particularly since my wife is coming from the rockville courthouse at 5:00. i'll stay tuned as i usually do. thank you for that, ron. meantime, laura in poolsville not quite so happy with my l
CBS
Jul 16, 2012 7:00pm EDT
to do. to china where they broke the record for human mattress domino. check it out. yeah, pretty cool? no, not really. this is the second time the record has been broken this year. the first was 850 human mattress dominoes, but this thing in china, they had 1001 volunteers all willing to fall over for a cause. took 11 minutes for them all to go down. by the way, the event was sponsored by a mattress company. >> shocking. >> yes. >> shocking. >> we want to hear what you think. send your e-mails to mcginty's mail bag. the address, mailbag@wusa9.com. 9news now will be right back. 9news now is sponsored in part by nissan. >>> in the mail bag tonight, we got a bit of a backup as i was away last week. we have to get to this one from craig in king george, virginia. came in wednesday on pepco's problems, which is all anybody was talking about. craig says those who would fix the problem by moving the lines under ground are being foolish. buried lines must be highly insulated. insulation breaks down relatively quickly. overheadlines, contractors, animals, mother nature conspire against bur
CBS
Jul 19, 2012 7:00pm EDT
firing shots inside the store. in stone ridge surae chinn, 9 news now. >>> russia and china today rejected a u.n. resolution that was designed to bring an end to the civil war in syria. that plan included nonmilitary sanctions against president bashar al assad's government if his troops aren't withdrawn in 10 days, but the long time syrian allies oppose the measure because they think it could eventually allow the use of force. >>> still ahead george zimmerman opens up on national television. what do his comments mean when it comes to his upcoming trial? >> plus it once stood as a symbol of everything great and now some say joe paterno's statue is tainted and needs to come down, more on the debate right after the break. >>> some exciting new programming coming to sunday morning this fall. wusa9 will launch an exciting new talk show with bloomberg government. the show will air sunday mornings as part of the acclaimed power block on wusa9. bloomberg's chief washington correspondent peter cook will be the post. that comes your way sunday this fall on wusa9. >>> should it stay or shoul
CBS
Jul 24, 2012 7:00pm EDT
from china. electric cars from finland 79% of the 2.1 billion in stimulus grants awarded through it went to overseas companies. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. i've never felt this way before, but it's a scary time to be a woman. mitt romney is just so out of touch. [ female announcer ] mitt romney opposes requiring insurance coverage for contraception. and romney supports overturning roe versus wade. romney backed a bill that outlaws all abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. there's so much we need to do. we need to attack our problems -- not a woman's choice. [ obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. >>> the maryland democratic party is challenging the petition drive against the state's redistricting map. it filed a complaint with the state board of elections claiming that the board failed to apply standards in validating the signatures. now this just four days after the state certified there were enough signatures to get that map on the november ballot. a ruling on the challenge is expected before august 20. >>> a council member in princ
CBS
Jul 30, 2012 7:00pm EDT
? windmills from china. electric cars from finland 79% of the 2.1 billion in stimulus grants awarded through it went to overseas companies. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> typically we like to issue commuter alerts about things that make your life more difficult. tonight, one that will make it easier. a new ramp opened today from southbound i-295 to the 11th street bridge in d.c. this new bridge is expected to ease the rush hour traffic coming into town. >>> a 51-year-old man was killed yesterday afternoon in new york. doug schneiderman was killed when a pickup truck crossed the center line and hit his car head on. his wife and his 16-year-old daughter, rachel, were also seriously hurt. so far, no charges have been filed. >>> branches of the american civil liberties union want to know about how police are using the automatic license plate readers. they sent requests to state police and individual counties today asking what happens to the data those readers collect. maryland has 320 of those readers in use. it is unclear how many are being used in virginia.
CBS
Oct 22, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. >> it is the type you would see with a brittle bone like a piece of china that had a stress fracture and completed. >> reporter: this surgeon started to see this rare type of femur fracture in more and more patients with one connection. they had all been taking fosamax and bone nova. when taken more than five years the drugs could trigger clean breaks in the thigh bone or femur with no fall or trauma beforehand. >> the first case was an an active antique dealer and she was carrying groceries this to the house and felt both legs snap and broke both thighs through the middle. >> many feel telltale leg or groin pain. she never linked it to the fosamax her gynecologist prescribed. >> i have a titanium rod and four screws. that's how the put the femur back together. >> so why did that happen? experts say the drugs slow down the cell turnover in your bones and while that can keep women from losing bone mass, in some cases it can make bones more brittle and likely to snap. >>> aid groups rushing supplies to haiti in the face of a glowing cholera epidemic. 150 people have died in the outbrea
CBS
Feb 17, 2011 7:00pm EST
vehicles too. they were everywhere. the china stink bug invasion. and listen to this one. they are not supposed to bite but you never know. we have been terrible. we use the shop vac on them on our back deck. we can't even go out there and eat or just enjoy the evening without them flying all around. there is no way to keep them out. finally you have steven who is trying to look at the bright side sort of. what's worse, a bunch of stink bugs that go outside when it is warm cause little damage inside and don't really stink unless you mess with them or being on a crowded elevator with a group of people who have overdone it with cologne and perpume. you know what, personally i would go with the elevator because that discomfort lasts only a minute or two and our stink bug friends will be bugging us for a while apparently. feel free to bug me anytime you like in mcginty's mail bag. the address is mailbag@wusa9.com. and, of course, there is the wusa facebook page. >>> that is our report. i will be right back here tonight at 11:00 p.m. with anita brikman. don't forget, log on anytime to w
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Aug 8, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. temperatures inching back into the 80s. >>> from our weird news follow. to china, one couple decided to motor they way to the nuptials at the head of the parade, turns out a forklift. the couple met when the groom was a forklift driver and the bride was a forklift sales burn. they featured a bunch of brightly decorated vehicles. you have plenty of time to see them fold. the forklifts can only go about 8 miles per hour. after the wedding the bride said, i love him as a american no matter what vehicle he picks me up in, i would marry him. >> after the reception, no heavy machinery. can't operate it. >> i don't know what you're talking about. we'll be right back. >> alcohol. no heavy machinery. you can't do it. what if it snowed chocolate? what if sweet mocha fell from the sky? or imagine catching icy caramel flakes as they drift down -- melting just as they touch your tongue or sliding down mounds of whipped cream right into a pile of rich chocolaty goodness. [ male announcer ] send your taste buds a sweet shiver with mcdonald's mccafé frappe. a creamy blend of ice, coffee and mocha. or
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Aug 14, 2012 7:00pm EDT
set a letter to china's ambassador asking that country to take immediate action against the fake id website known as id chief. >> their federal police are hard handed and wouldn't take lightly being internationally embarrassed by this letter. >> toarksd only a bizarre note remains posted on id chief's website, urging customers only to use their existing fake id's for buying beer in movies. the business goes on to explain it was only trying to help students have some fun. >> they were making $20 to $40 million a year. this is a big, big business. >> the wildly popular website has been producing fake id's that are so sophisticated, they can pass through scanners designed to detect fraudulent cards and prevent minors from buying alcohol. >> they have been successful in buying liquor at liquor stores. >>> for the second straight day, the metropolitan washington air force authority feeling the heat from local leaders. the u.s. department secretary, d.c.'s mayor, and the governors of maryland and virginia signed a letter expressing their outrage over a recent audit that found questionable
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May 10, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. >>> well tonight, doctors in china struggling to figure out how to help twin girls born with just one body. now the girls do have two heads and two spines and two esophaguses, but they share their body and other organs and when they were born, they were having trouble breathing. this condition is extraordinarily rare and doctors say it's nearly impossible to separate them. right now they are being closely monitored. doctors trying to figure out how to help. >>> a federal appeals court says the department of veterans affairs is putting american veterans at risk. it takes the department about four years to fully provide the mental health benefits owed to veterans. the judge noted an average of 18 veterans commit suicide each and every day. >>> still to come, topper is back with a check on that full forecast, but first you will not need a fancy telescope to enjoy an impressive stellar show this week. we'll tell you all about what you need to do. that's up next. >>> if you are up early enough this week, you will have the opportunity to be an amateur stargazer. jupiter and mars will be
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Aug 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
standings. china now lead team usa by one medal in the overall tally and by two in the number of goals. russia, great britain and japan round out the top five. >>> and the americans who brought home those medals could soon be richer if the president has his way. today the white house said president obama supports a bill that would exempt olympians from paying taxes on their prizes. the athletes get a cash award with the medals and they do have to pay income taxes once they come home. florida senator marco rubio introduced a bill to allow them to keep all of their winnings. >>> touchdown confirmed. received on mars. [ cheering and applause ] >> wow, what a reaction. that's at the nasa jet propulsion laboratory. that's a big historic moment for these guys. that's the latest mars rover known as curiosity had safely touched down on the red planet. in minutes from seeing the first photographs of the rover to touch down on mars, those represent a decade's worth of work for nasa scientists across the country and, of course, right here in maryland. as kristin fisher reports, one of the most im
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Aug 11, 2010 7:00pm EDT
pants now look like the great wall of china inside his northwest d.c. condo. he planned to give all 657 pairs of the jeans to habitat for humanity. they will be recycled into insulation. stuff that keeps you warm in side your home and cool in the summertime as well. >> this stuff is all natural cotton fiber insulation, it's 90% consumer recycled. >> the jeans travel to brownsville texas and then to phoenix, arizona, where they are turned into the eco friendly ins lake. and that will be installed in habitat for homes all over the country, and here in montgomery county. >> and you need that in the summer. >> it helps you to stay cool. >>> 97 at dulles record high. 97 downtown not a record. and good news, temperatures will go down. we have more 8's on the seven- day than 9's for a change. the next three days, temperatures for tomorrow approaching 90, no doubt. 89 and showers and storms possible in the morning and afternoon. there is a chance some could be hefty late morning. stay tuned. on friday, cooler, low to mid- 80s. that's it with showers and thunderstorms. and really more showers th
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Aug 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
on china by just one medal, 43 to 42, the good old red white and blue moulds the most golds, 21, rush -- holds the most golds, russia, britain and japan round out the top five. >>> that drought is starting to take a toll around here. part of central virginia in between richmond and d.c. now have what they're calling moderate drought conditions and seven counties are now asking for disaster declarations. more than half the state of maryland is in moderate drought and more than 28% is experiencing severe drought. the hardest hit areas in the free state, southern maryland and out on the eastern shore. >>> four city brewing company serving up its derecho common beer. it unveiled the special addition brew in the alexandria tasting brew and as we told you last month the derecho common was a buy -- a by-product of the derecho. the 120 kegs will be distributed to d.c. pars over the next week. so i -- bars over the next week. so i guess your chance is coming. >> drink and forget the derecho. >> we hope that never comes our way again. >> i agree. we're actually pretty calm, a couple storm
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Apr 10, 2012 7:00pm EDT
broken. keep the national mall simple. do we really need to borrow more money from china for unneeded frills? i think the simplicity of the mall is beautiful. you know, phil, i feel you on that one, but i'm wondering if we like the keep it simple option. imagine a place where you can actually find a bathroom and your restaurant options go beyond guys selling hot dogs out of trucks. admit it, there is some appeal to that. meantime, over on the wusa9 facebook page, major league reaction to the baltimore lottery winners. where's that crazy woman now who claims she won? i want to see her on tv now. oh, now you want to see her. before everybody was saying we gave her too much attention. lisa abrahams writes that mirlanda wilson needs to be called to account. i believe the woman who claimed to have won should be held accountable for the police security that had to stand outside of mcdonald's. well, yeah, except does she have any money? let's be real about that. as for the actual winners, three public school workers. they have been getting a lot of praise for pledging to stay on the
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Oct 5, 2011 7:00pm EDT
, os ofc. that is president obama. looking like colonel sanders. it's for a chicken joint in china. the real kfc thinks they are going to consider legal action because it's a knockoff and it does infringe on their brand. they also said they found it distasteful. it's ironic because remember this ad earlier this year? kfc released a commercial releasing a president obama look alike. there are two obama fried chicken restaurants in brooklyn. it's a tribute, others have mixed opinions. >> i think it's hilarious. >> it's shameful and disrespectful. >> wow. dressed as colonel sanders. that's offensive. >> wow. okay. some other focus said the name may be in bad taste, but the food tastes pretty good. so there you go. we'll be back. >>> we want to hear what you think, send your e-mails to mcginty's mail bag. the address, mailbag@wusa9.com. >>> that was coming your way tonight. tomorrow morning get started with andrea, mike, howard, and monica for the day's news, weather, and traffic. as always, wusa9.com is on as well. this is a mistake we would all like to be a victim of. a wrong purchase tha
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Aug 22, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, 9news now. >>> the man accused of opening fire right here in china town, now faces both federal and d.c. charges. today, a grand jury indicted floyd on one federal weapons count and two d.c. offenses, including assault with intent to kl. prosecutors say he walked into the family research council, pulled out a handgun and shot a security guard in the arm, but that guard managed to disarm him. he is due back in court on friday. >>> tonight, federal investigators trying to piece together what remains of the twisted rails at the scene where two young women were killed by a coal train that ran off the tracks. so far, they have turned up a few new facts, but investigators arnot drawing any conclusions about what happened. >> i'm scott broom in ellicott city, maryland, where two young women killed in a mysterious train derailment early tuesday are being memorialized in unique fashion. from sky nine, stones in the shape of a heart appeared in the river overnight. near the railroad bridge, where rose mayr and elizabeth nass were killed by a mysterious derailing midnight coal train. elsewhere, fl
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Sep 27, 2010 7:00pm EDT
china. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable electricity standard today. >>> a green alert that could keep green in your pockets. virginia plans to hold the fourth annual sales tax holiday on energy efficient products next month and that means if you buy appliances certified by the energy star or water sense program you won't have to pay any sales tax. the holiday applies to items worth $2,500 or less and the holiday runs october 8th to october 18th. >>> if two of the nation's largest discount carriers are joining forces. southwest airlines is buying airtran. the cost $1.4 billion. that will give southwest a larger hold of the market by expanding its service in to 37 stu cities including atlanta. >> it has the potential to add more than 20% to our annual revenues or $2 billion a year. >> reporter: southwest is expected to take over airtran's slots at reagan national offering at least 11 flights in and out of the airport. of course none of that may happen for months because the deal has to be approved by the regulator and stockholders. >>> work to extend metro to dulle
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Feb 3, 2010 7:00pm EST
good-bye to the 4.5 year old panda. he will be heading back to china. today some visitors will sharing some heart felt good- byes. >> i wish i would have come down earlier and followed the process a little more. >> got some great pictures. he is rolling down the hill. it is like a perfect morning. it is like everybody there knows he has to go. >> there were pins given out to everybody that came to see the panda today. if i mention the phrase pet psychic you'll problem lrg be a little skeptical and you might even laugh about it but suppose i told you a cat named sam is back home in gaithersburg after being lost for over a year. suppose we all just take a listen to lindsey mastis. >> reporter: sam is resting up after a 14-month adventure away from his family. >> i looked and looked for months and months. >> reporter: nancy says sam ran out the door one night. >> that was the last i saw him until this january 6. >> reporter: she checked local shelters nearly every day and she put up posters. people sent her pictures of cats that looked like sam. none were. then nancy got an idea.
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Jul 26, 2012 7:00pm EDT
stimulus money go? windmills from china. electric cars from finland 79% of the 2.1 billion in stimulus grants awarded through it went to overseas companies. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> in the mail bag tonight, more from the aurora atrocity and yesterday's comments regarding the one 6-year-old victim and whether or not she should have been at that dark knight rising show in the first place. now, we all need to shut up about it. it is no one's business that this poor lady took her child to see the dark knight. it is each child's decision on how they raise their children. i'm sure that the negative opinions will be really helping this family deal with the death over this poor child, not. my grandmother used to say if you have nothing nice to say to keep your big trap shut. and then this, the proo posed innovation of the proposed unions. yesterday, they told you that they wanted to spend about $7 billion to fix up the old girl. they are simply taken on by this. it must be great to work on the group, paying for and dreaming up plans for you to lose ev
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Apr 1, 2010 7:00pm EDT
the whale with a serious moves on the canvas. to china where this sea beast loves to get his picaso on at the pow lore ocean world. now they handed him a brush a while back and about a week, he was turning out masterpieces. as you can see, he holds the brush in his mouth and moves his head around. look, he doesn't have any hands. you go whale dude. take one of those pictures home. souvenir. >>> we want to hear what you think. send your e-mails to mcginty's mail bag. the address, mailbag@wusa9.com. 9news now will be right back. 3q i have big news for everybody with frequent heartburn. let me show you. there's a new 24-hour heartburn formula that's different. it's called zegerid otc. only zegerid otc has both prescription strength-medicine and a special ingredient to allow its powerful medicine to be quickly absorbed. zegerid otc controls and suppresses acid all day and all night. there's a brilliant new idea in heartburn relief. new zegerid otc. discover the difference. >>> beautiful end to a beautiful day. in the mail bag tonight, the continuing debate. is any significant portion of th
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Apr 20, 2011 7:00pm EDT
? >> plus, how london is cashing in. >> i picked out fabulous william and kate china. >> is kirstie a control freak. >> who's hooking up. it looks like it's getting serious. >> behind the scenes "dancing" secrets. which star mad an epic meltdown.
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Oct 14, 2010 7:00pm EDT
escalators. >>> for those so-called china town buses are getting some competition. next week, the no-it express will begin service between u street and the park's slope neighborhood of brooklyn, new york. now, it will cost you $25 one way, $45 round trip. and that service is set to begin next friday. >>> a high school track team in massachusetts probably getting a little more attention than they wanted with their brand new sweatshirts. the wakefield high school students put the initials of the squad on the back of the shirts, but if you think about it, wakefield track and field abbreviates, wtf, not what you think in a company. >> i thought that it was what everyone else thought it was. i ended up looking at the sweatshirt more clearly. >> it's kind of funny. it throws people off as they look at it, wtf, you know, kind of inappropriate, but at the same time, it stands for something else. >> and so you say. well, the school's superintendent says it's not the way she wants a student population to be represented. i don't know if that means they need to get rid of the sweatshirts. >> i d
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Apr 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
do you love them this much? to china where one businessman come up with a way to make tea out of panda poop. i kid you not. what's more, it sells for $200 a cup. oh yeah. the businessman in question argues that pandas absorb 30% of the nutrition from the food they eat. so, their waste is actually very, very nourishing. hence the hefty price tag, which makes this tea the most expensive anywhere. but frankly, i do not love pandas that much or need the nutrition that badly. >> i lost my appetite for dinner now. >> we'll see you in a minute. >>> we want to hear what you think. send your e-mails to mcginty's mail bag. the address, mailbag@wusa9.com. 9news now will be right back. >>> in our mail bag tonight, that bizarre lottery story out of baltimore where a woman named mirlana wilson said she won the big megamillions lottery, but the one thing no one has seen is a winning ticket. over on the wusa9 facebook page, miss wilson's credibility has vanished as well. bernard banks sums it up pretty much. she's a want to be winner because if you hit for that much cheese, why would you be givi
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Jun 9, 2010 7:00pm EDT
game down at the espn zone in china town. you'll have to find a new water spot. the disney company is closing all but two restaurants after next tuesday. both the d.c. location and the one at the inner harbor in baltimore will be shut down. company says business is down because of the recession. >>> well remember this. it is the massive water main break that turned river road into its namesake a year and a half ago. after that accident we talked about the age of our regions infrastructure and today the washington suburban sanitary commission took a big step towards upgrading the system. bruce leshan takes us to the bicounty watering tunnel, the size of the mixing bowl, and a project you've probably never heard of. >> these cutters rotate and the whole thing turns and these wheels turn at the same time and it will cut through about 5.5 miles of solid rock. >> reporter: meet ms. colleen. a $4 million rock-chewing, tunnel-boring beast. >> that will go toward stony brook and 4 and a half miles toward tuckerman lane. >> reporter: for months workers have been at it 21 hours a day, chiseling
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Apr 23, 2010 7:00pm EDT
so to the weird news. robots. you can never go wrong with robots. let's get to china where a farmer is already famous over there for his home brewed mechanical dudes made from scrap wire and screws. he has been building these bad boys since 1986 and invented 47 robots that can walk, maybe pour you a glass of tea and paint pictures and get in the guy had only an elementary school education. now he is working on a robot that will give massages. interesting his wife threatened to leave him spending their money for finances and now we know the origin of the soon to be unveiled massage robots. >>> an update now. the navy just safely detonated grenades found by clamors off the coast of massachusetts. they found a live grenade a while ago. as you can see they blew them up. nobody hurt. >>> in the mail bag tonight, this time for one quick e-mail on the state of pittsburgh's quarterback ben roethlisberger suspended as many as six games for his well publicized brush with the law and accusations but never formal charges that he raped a woman. wendy from spotsylvania says she feels sorry for yo
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Sep 8, 2011 7:00pm EDT
now we're going to sit back and watch china build newer airports and faster railroads at a time when millions of unemployed construction workers could build them right here in america? (cheers and applause) there are private construction companies all across america just waiting to get to work. there's a bridge that needs repair between ohio and kentucky that's on one of the busiest trucking routes in north ameri america. a public transit project in houston that will help clear up one of the worst areas of traffic in the country. and there are schools throughout this country that desperately need renovating. how can we expect our kids to do their best in places that are literally falling apart? this is america! every child deserves a great school, and we can give it to them if we act now. (cheers and applause) the american jobs act will repair and modernize at least 35,000 schools. it will put people to work right now fixing roofs and windows, installing science labs and high-speed internet in classrooms all across this country. it will rerehabilitate homes and businesses in communit
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Aug 18, 2011 7:00pm EDT
-fledged brawl during an overseas exhibition in china. this youtube video shows a game that gets out of hand quickly of the players from both sides rushing the floor, throwing punches and even hurling chairs. gene wong of the washington post who is traveling with the team described the game as one where tensions had been building. he also added chinese police watched thee the escalation. as georgetown left the court fans hurled plastic water bottles in their direction. john thompson iii released this statement. we sincerely regret this situation occurred. we remain grateful for the opportunity our student athletes have to engage in a sport they have while strengthening their understanding of a nation we respect and admire. >>> turning now to the frederick woman still missing in aruba. this man gerry giordano called on an insurance policy two days after telling police she vanished while snorkeling. >>> the teenager accused of stabbing his elderly neighbor is being held on a bond. he was arrested yesterday for the murder of 92-year-old thelma steele. they believe the motive is robbery. fi
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