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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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dec 6, 2011 7:00pm EST
doesn't know the meaning of the word. to china where a man named lee zen hits the nail on the head. look at him. balancing on his head on that very thin spike. his entire body weight pressing down on a tiny piece of the skull. he has been practicing this for more than 20 years. he can hold that position for a good ten seconds. and it's not just his head that is so hard, he balances all his body weight on a similar spike against his stomach. i'm thinking this may be one of those deals that is okay for now, but when it goes bad, it's going to go really bad. >> how do you practice? what do you start with? a wider spike? >> i guess. >>> tomorrow at 6:05, holiday apps. they say they are free, but what do they really cost you? jessica doyle will let you know. >> plus, obesity and diabetes are up. where our area ranks and how changing your habits can raise money for the community. >>> in the mail bag tonight, frustration. craig from king george, virginia, cannot believe two of the redskins players have been suspended for the rest of the season after testing positive for smoking pot. i'm still f
CBS
Jan 28, 2010 7:00pm EST
. for the 14.5 hour flight to china, that happens next thursday. still, its fans love him and don't want him to go. >> yeah, it will be sad to see him go. it'd be nice to see him, trade for eagles or something, you know, isn't there something that they would like to keep him and breed him here. but rules are the rules. >> reporter: indeed they are. >>> a public farewell party for tai shan is scheduled for this saturday. if it snows, we'll talk about that, it'll move to sunday. well there you go. so topper, will they need to move the party for tai shan? >> it will be drawing the snowfall accumulation for what, seven days now? >> yeah, there you go. >> the storm is 2,000 miles away. we'll show you a map of what we'll think will -- what we think will happen. the high of 54 today, a distant memory. here is your forecast first. the next three days, we'll be lucky to make that 32 tomorrow. snow on saturday. more to the south. and less to the north. 26. and then on sunday, sunshine, but the temperatures are only in the upper 20s. that's with the full son. tonight, clear skies, breezy. much cold
CBS
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
CBS
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
CBS
May 30, 2011 7:00pm EDT
world's largest. it's attracting huge crowds in central china. it depicts a gate and a tight rope over a canyon and gives the dizzying illusion of three dimensions and covers nearly 3,000 square feet. it looks like it goes so far down. >> that looks really real. >> it does. it's a tourist attraction. >>> one last look at the weather. >> it's hot out there. hopefully you have the pools going, the kids are enjoying that, or you're going to the mall, you've got the a.c. cranking. another hot day tomorrow as heat advisory continues until tomorrow night on tuesday. highs generally near mid-90s. wednesday, still hot. we have a cold front coming through. maybe not as muggy. we could ce strong to severe -- see strong to severe thunderstorms wednesday. friday, a little bit of relief. mid-80s. saturday and the weekend, we're back into the hot weather, back into the 90s. summer is here early. >> sure is. welcome summer. that is our report. anny and i will be back with you tonight at 11:00. don't forget we are always on at wusa9.com. i'm anita brikman. we'll see you at 11:00 and hope you've had a
CBS
May 13, 2011 7:00pm EDT
the cost of goods and help us compete with china. robert, you make a good point. i've got to think the president knows that but perhaps he is frustrated that the jobless situation isn't getting better any faster or else he knows it is never bad politics to blame big business. then there was there on the potentially unpleasant bodily functions commonly referred to as, well, parts. comments on the story of that middle school kid in ohio suspended for passing gas on the school bus. keisha homes writes. maybe they need to double check policies. i don't believe tooting or cutting the cheese is a reason to suspend kids from school. this is pathetic. listen to this. better out in shame than in with pain. and tracey says sometimes you just can't help it. i highly doubt these children intentionally get gas. maybe they need to ban the school cook for gassing up the kids. tracy do you know any 13-year- old boys. it was all totally on purpose. believe me. this from another viewer. maybe i get my husband to go to the ohio board of education and blow the joint up. they won't know what a fart is
CBS
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
CBS
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
CBS
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
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
CBS
Jul 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
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. >>> in the mail bag tonight, the wusa9 facebook page overflowing with comments. that's the fellow in maryland who threatened to go to a job and shoot up everybody. linda mckneel write, i'm concerned that as much as this guy was a threat, we can't treat him like a criminal until a crime was committed. intent of law is not the same as breaking the law. nor is owning guns. where is the nonbiased, full rounded story? one week after aurora, a very well armed and perhaps unbalanced man says, i'm a joker and i'm going to load my guns and blow everyone up. we report that urgently. i don't know what you mean by make that more balanced and christina says the boss did the right thing. he has been committed for evaluation and not be allowed to have weapons legally again. the system worked this time. thank god. indeed, and then we got this e-
CBS
Jun 3, 2011 7:00pm EDT
china last year folks have been waiting for word of another cub. and now those hopes may be realized. as we told you last month zoo keepers are wondering if the panda is pregnant. she is showing all the signs. she was artificially inseminated in january. zoo vets aren't 100% sure if she is pregnant or not. >> it is really hard to tell with pandas. they always have a pseudo pregnancy even if they are not pregnant and the pseudo pregnancy or false pregnancy mimics the same thing. >> that would be tough. the arrival back in july of 2005 was quite a surprise for the national zoo. that's because the panda wouldn't cooperate with the ultra sounds in the weeks before his birth. >>> topper with the weather now. first, we are gearing up for this year's world race for the cure. meet the woman that is heading up the race. that's next. >>> just under 13 hours to go until the 22nd komen race for the cure here in dc. nearly 40,000 people including 4000 survivors will be on the national mall to help nancy honor the promise she made to her sister to find a cure for breast cancer. today volunteers we
CBS
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 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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Jun 23, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. and to the china, where they staged a robot olympics. and that sprint competition right there, 5 meters. the winner took 20 seconds. and not exactly usain bolt. now they have to be humanoid and two arms and legs and they competed in everything from boxing and dancing and even kung fu. everyone knows the guys are no match for usain bolt or somebody like that. but the idea is that one day they will be whipping us and a -- in a lot more than just chess. but by then they'll be able to get you some coffee and maybe clean the kitchen too. that's what i would like. i got no pulse. we're losing him. charging. he's in v-fib. let's shock him. he drives that road all the time. we just had a few drinks. this can't be happening. are we clear? clear. we were just buzzed. just buzzed? you didn't tell us that, sir. you're right, this isn't happening. he'll be fine. yeah, i feel good. really? no. not really. announcer: buzzed driving. maybe we should stop acting like it's no big deal. the gas prices are going down, they go back up again. we know saving money is important. this summer, shop with y
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Jan 3, 2011 7:00pm EST
inches. >> that still feels like a lot. >>> well let's get to the weird news title. in china, where 53-year-old chan and gin have striped down to have the longest amount of time to be covered in ice. the current is 1 hour and 55 minutes. and while chen struggles to  hold on and they finally yanked him out after an hour and 58, gin was cruising. he made it to two hours. he doesn't even look cold. and many have asked why? for tonight, that remains a mystery. >>> we want to hear what you think. send your e-mails to mcginty's mail bag, the address at -- at mail bag at wusa9.com. we'll be right back. >>> well in the mail bag tonight, our facebook page blowing up with your comments on the proposed new rules from the fed that might mean no instant credit for some stay-at- home moms. some are not mad. i'm sort of okay with that rule because some women who are stat at home wives have a serious shopping addiction thus running up the credit card billsch not all, but some. some that i know personally. but lorna williams jackson responded this way, you're okay with that. do you understand how har
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Aug 17, 2009 7:00pm EDT
, they drug tested cash from 30 cities in five countries including ours, canada, china, japan, it turns out dollars both ours and the canadian can, they had the highest level of cocaine. the japanese again was the lowest between 12 to 20% contamination. by the way, bills in the d.c. area, some of the most coked up money you'll find. that is 95% positive. >> wow. >> what the heck? b@#o) fa >>> some reactions to their big interview on 60 minutes last night as you all know by now, the philadelphia aoeug els have signed -- eagles have signed the former stars. that is after this whole dog fighting area. and they said that it is okay. the guy deserves a break. since i don't know them personally, it's hard for me to say how true he really is. in this case, he has been tried and punished. it's not my place to say he has been punished unsufficiently and isn't entitled to rejoin society. hopefully from here on out, he'll p law biding and more compassionate than he has been in the past. some are calling themselves out there. they cannot believe they are giving them a shock. they don't buy t
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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 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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Jan 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
back in afghanistan. but iran has tested missiles recently. north korea has a new leader and china's military continues to grow. many republicans in congress and military advocates say this isn't the time to change a long time strategy of being able to fight two wars at once. >> we have to be very careful before we start shedding missions and asking our military to do less. reporter: those specific cuts aren't outlined yet. defense secretary leon panetta insists they won't change military readiness. >> the cuts may not impact military readiness, but they could have a distinct impact on our region. our partners at this week in defense news joined us earlier to talk a bit about that. >> i think over the long term there will be regional impact. obviously as tens of thousands of troops are cut from the ground forces in particular, they're going to be a lot of contractor jobs that depend on that spending. there's no way to take $450 billion out of a budget and not have some sort of impact, particularly in a region as military and contractor heavy as ours is 6789. >> join them for more. is
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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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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Aug 5, 2009 7:00pm EDT
china hen they were captured. >>> stephen colbert called her a junkie on national television, just a bit of satire making fun of fairfax county schools. appearing on comedy central, he reported fresia jackson and exaggerates what happened to her last march. she was caught taking a birth control pill at school, and she received a ten-day suspension from school, and was actually recommended for expulsion. it is the same mandatory punishment a drug dealer would have gotten if caught in the school. >> prescription drugs run the gambit. it could be a class 1 amphetamine. it could be oxycontin, or it could be something that suppresses coughs. our teachers and our staff can't be required to look at every pill and say oh, i know that pill is. >> the fact that on her record we're now applying to colleges, she will have possession of a controlled substance while on school property. and that will not be removed. >> exactly. >> she was allowed back in school after three and a half weeks from being banned from all fairfax county school property. >>> now for a follow-up on baltimore's mayoral dram
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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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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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