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May 7, 2012 5:00pm EDT
street and secure that area. >> rescuers used dynamite to help reach people in china. the blast cleared a path and that allowed hundreds of stranded tourists and their vehicles to get out of there. they were trapped for several days. soldiers were also called in to help with that evacuation and everybody made it out okay. and we have some dramatic video from a suspected tornado in japan. now this violent weather badly damaged more than 100 homes and actually killed a 14-year-old boy. 40 others were injured in the storm, which struck about 40 miles north of tokyo. the suspected twister, also knocked out power to more than 1600 homes and guys, these pictures are pretty amazing. >> yeah, they are. you have some video, topper, of other severe weather. >> some of those buildings are in japan were stoned and concrete. and this is the wall cloud in a place called pleasant hill, missouri, and oftentimes tornadoes can drop down from a wall cloud. remember that tornadoes are just violently rotating columns of air. the whole thunderstorm rotates a little bit. you can see a funnel dropping down a lit
CBS
Apr 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
china. i'm danielle nottingham at the white house. i'll have the story coming up. >> but up next london looking at plain to keep people safe during the -- a plan to keep people safe during the summer olympics by using surface to air missiles on the top of nearby apartment buildings, just a little controversy. >>> a man to protect the summer olympics is -- a plan to protect the summer olympics is causing controversy in london. there will be surface to air missiles placed around town to protect the games from any terrorist attacks. this is the first time since world war ii that missiles have been deployed in britain's capital. people are just now getting the word. >> i still kind of throw my head as to why they decided to use a residential area. >> it does raise a lot of questions. >> generally in this country the military just doesn't announce they're going to occupy private property it. puts us at risk. >> the experts say those missiles are required to prevent a 9/11 style terrorist attack. more than 3 their thousand troops will be -- 13,000 troops will be deployed to provide sec
CBS
Jan 19, 2011 5:00pm EST
to work tomorrow gathering ideas for an alternative health care reform bill. >>> china's president in washington for a state visit which includes meetings with president obama and his top aides. as joel brown reports, despite differences on a number of issues, both leaders are searching for ways to improve the foreign relationship. >> reporter: there was plenty of pump and pageantry at the white house this morning to welcome china's president. the leaders walked the rope line greeting spectators before beginning their summit. >> we have an enor muss stake in each other's success. >> reporter: china is a top trading partner with the u.s. and today they unveiled deals that will increase u.s. exports by more than $45 billion including 19 billion for boeing airplanes. >> machinery to software, from aviation to agricultural, these deals will support some 235,000 american jobs. >> reporter: but there are also trade problems between the nations. the u.s. wants china to open its markets to more american goods and to stop devalue its currency which some say it affects jobs. >> there has to be
CBS
Nov 16, 2009 5:00pm EST
. >>> president obama raises the issue of human rights abuses in china. but tries not to offend his host. i'm joel brown at the white house. coming up. >>> and we take you out with a live picture from sky 9. right now, it is springfield and our crew is looking for news tonight. we will bring you anything they find as soon as they find it. >>> a good start to the week on wall street. the dow closed up 136 1/2 points. the nasdaq rose almost 30 points. and the s&p 500 finished the day about 16 points higher. >>> packed was the word of the day for president obama on his first trip to china. he delicately tried to urge chinese leaders to stop censoring some web sites without offending his host. >>> joel brown has more on the president's careful case for free speech. >> reporter: president obama had just arrived in china when he was faced with a delicate issue of human rights. >> should he would be able to use twitter freeliy is the question? >> reporter: the u.s. ambassador to china says the question on chinese censorship was submitted online for this town hall style meeting in shanghai. china's c
CBS
Nov 10, 2010 5:00pm EST
five players from china have ever suited up from a game and right now there are only two active chinese players in the nba and tonight in a game that is receiving massive attention back in that country those two players will suit up and play against one another in this building. of course, we are talking about the wizards leon and other player, the seven-time all-star center from the houston rockets yao ming. yao a massive star in china really on par with a lebron james type player in the u.s. consequently an estimated 400 million people will be tuning in for this game in china where it is 7:00 a.m. in the morning tomorrow right now. as for the wizards yee whose stardom is still emerging in his home country here is what he and his teammates had to say about the all china showdown. >> for maybe, people watching in china. hope i have a good game. >> he has respect. what he did for basketball over in china. gave him an opportunity. i think they both have a lot of respect for each other. >> hopefully he can come out and get his game going. it will be a good game. >> reporter: since
CBS
May 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
china town with more details. scott? >> reporter: in china town because they call them the china town buses. they are cheap, but according to the federal government, not always safe. we found a lot of passengers walking around, looking for the option. >> reporter: he's a foodist monk on his way to new york that found the new century bus service on east street china town today was abruptly closed. >> yes, that's right. >> can i buy a ticket? >> reporter: that's how they found their way further down to eighth street. another curb side bus operator still in business today. and offering $22 rides to new york. eastern, which was inspected and passed this morning, picked up the slack after new century and 25 other bus operators were shut down. by the u.s. department of transportation today in a sweeping crackdown on the alleged safety violations. >> by ignoring safety rules, they put both passengers and other motorists at serious risk and shutting them down will save lives. >> reporter: like this crash on i-95 north of richmond last year that killed four. operator sky express reopen after t
CBS
Jan 20, 2011 5:00pm EST
chillier reception on capitol hill frustrated by china's record on human rights and trade. >> i would hope that the dialogue on all of these subjects will continue. >> i have been very candid with president hu about these issues. >> president hu conceded china needs to do more to improve its record on human rights. he also told business leaders here in washington that america and china have to work together to improve the global economy. >>> it is a day of grieving in miami after the murders of two police officers. one of the victims is believed to be the first female officer killed in the line of duty in the area. these officers were shot to death as they tried to serve a homicide warrant. the suspect also killed. a third police officer is in the hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries. >>> a collision between a school bus and a snowplow sent 17 students and the bus driver to the hospital. it happened this morning in savanna new york near syracuse. the school bus carrying elementary school students hit the plow and then crumbled the front end. that's what it looks like. two s
CBS
Aug 14, 2012 5:00pm EDT
tonight on a story we first brought you back in may. the china based website, id chief, arguably the most popular mill among teenagers want to buy alcohol illegally has been shut down. andrea mccarren is on capitol hill to explain what went down. andrea. >> well, lesli, four united states senators sent this letter to china as ambassador, asking china to take immediate action against businesses producing fake id's. today, id chief is out of business. >> their federal police are hard handed and wouldn't take lightly being internationally embarrassed. >> today, 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 four students have some fun. >> they were probably in the range of $20 to $40 million a year. this is a big, big business. >> wildly popular china based has been producing fake id's so sophisticated they can pass through scanners designed to detect fraudulent cars and prevent miners from buying alcohol. >> 12 and 13-year-olds having been su
CBS
Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> when this tree fell into the dining room and didn't touch the china cabinet and all of its contents of china. >> remarkable when you look at the size of the tree in their front yard now split in two. >> the tree went up in two pieces. >> the weight baring down on the roof. >> that's crazy. i'd hate to charge anybody for that. they have had enough trouble as it is. >> but there is plenty of money to be made as crews clean up the mess left behind that left many residents out of power and trapped. actually the tree across down here and power lines around there and this way there's that great big tree. >> this is one of the most beautiful trees on our block. >> you hate to see the tree go though, right? >> it was not going. it's just getting a haircut. in a way, it will open up the sunshine in the yard. that's looking at it positively. >> as for mac, he is trying to look at it positively, too. >> what could i think? it's a done deed. >> delia tells us that everyone worked together to clear the road. neighbors have offered mcdore manets a place to stay until their repairs are made. resident
CBS
Jan 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
twist that caused riots to break out at the iphone 4s launch. >>> china has long had a love affair with apple. >> yeah, but those fond feelings turned sour earlier on friday. >> especially in one place, angry crowds erupted in violence at a flag ship apple store after the long awaited release of iphone 4s didn't happen. apple will stop selling 4s for the time being to protect the safety of customers and employees. sam grant was there when the scuffle started. >> it wasn't supposed to be like this. eggs pelted at the apple store. people furious. then reaching boiling points. angry, potential apple customers viciously attacking security. >> security are running down and the mob is continuing to follow them. is this what happened when they didn't open the apple store. the crowd getting angrier and angrier. punches have been thrown. they are following security. look over here. >> well hundreds waited in the freezing cold overnight for the release that never came. no official explanation was ever given. but many suspect chinese authorities were afraid a stampede would ensue. the iphone
CBS
Jan 5, 2010 5:00pm EST
more than 1400 train passengers stranded by a snow storm in china. the train was traveling in northern china's inner mongolia region when it became stuck on sunday. the doors were frozen shut. rescuers had to literally dig out the train to get the passengers out. >> much more pleasant experience coming up. forget about frigid temperatures. china's international ice and snow festival making a big splash literally. disney themed ice park where ice swimming is a featured attraction. look at those beautiful ice sculptures. it attracts several million people from around the world. >>> 10 custodyly panda cubs becoming symbols of hope following the 2008 deadly earthquake in china now have a new mission. they arrived to help promote the 2010 world expo. the pandas were all born after the earthquake. they will be at the shanghai zoo for the next six months. after that they will be moved to the wild zoo of shanghai. >>> coming up a man is arrested for cutting off women's hair against their will. >>> it turns out if you buy some infomercials you might be doing that against your will. >>> jim zorn
CBS
Nov 17, 2009 5:00pm EST
president obama's meeting with china's president. >>> welcome back. we've got some breaking news. you are looking at a live picture of a car into a creek on piney meetg house ro in rockville. if you look closely, you can see the wheels over there and you can see the emergency personnel. we're told that rescuers have pulled either one person or some people out of that vehicle. we don't know the severity of the injuries or what time this happened. but we can you e is a car in a creek there along piney meeting house road. we'll be back with that. >>> also in the news right now, a judge orders a suspect held without bond on charges of killing a 9-year-old boy. he is d se pena, the suspect arrested earlier today in hyat tkhr√°sville. police say he shot a bullet through an apartment door. the bullet killed a man inside his home. police believe na trying to rob the family. >>> faiountrfax cpolice say they've not yet interviewed the officer involve inside a deadly shooting now under investigation. last friday that officer killed 52-year-old david masters during a affic stop on route 1 near the be
CBS
Feb 4, 2010 5:00pm EST
china later this year, but the national zoo's acting director expects the smithsonian to negotiate an extension so they can stick around with us. he's also hoping she is pregnant and will deliver a new cub this spring. if spring ever shows up, that is. >> that would be nice. >> toyota is evaluating brake problems with the 2010 prius hybrid. there is no decision about a recall. the company says it is cooperating fully with investigators about the car's safety. alexis is on the story. >> reporter: u.s. investigators want to get under the hood of the popular toyota prius. to examine new concerns about faulty brakes. the japanese auto maker says they sold since late january are fine, but the brakes in 2010 models purchased before then have a design problem. >> it's a weird sensation. it's like you are driving and when you hit a pothole or some kind of bump, it's like -- >> more than 120 owners have filed complaints. including four reports of crashes. the u.s. department of transportation is launching its own investigation. while toyota is deciding whether a recall is necessary. >> i'll be
CBS
Jul 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
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. >>> tomorrow, republican presidential candidate, mitt romney, visits israel in an effort to boost his foreign policy credentials. today, president obama got a jump start on his challenger by signing a u.s. israel security bill. that bill expands military and civilian cooperation with israel. the president also announced an additional $70 million in military aide. while in israel, romney will meet with benjamin netanyahu. they worked together at a consulting firm. the president has not visited israel since taking office. but if reelected, the president says israel will be one of his first foreign stops. anita. >> back here at home, it's official. there will be a special session of the maryland general assembly. governor martin o'malley announced that state lawmakers will meet next month to vote on a measure. the issue would go on the november ballot. and if approved by voters, it would
CBS
Jul 24, 2012 5:00pm 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. >>> sky 9 flew over the scene of a railroad accident in hayatville today. collided with a train this morning. this was in the 4500 block of decatur street. she did sustain some serious injuries. but, she is expected to survive. the cause of the collision is still under investigation. >>> a fast and furious motorcycle chase through southern california. a traffic helicopter pilot across the l.a. area provides for commentary. >> here comes the ch, look at that. this is a very dangerous situation. you don't know if he's armed, and he's down. look at that. what a courageous move by that chp officer there. >> he made it look easy. the freeway chase reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour before that bike was taken down and nobody got hurt. >>> that is fortunate. coming up, a trooper takes quick action after he spots a driver going the wrong way on the busy highway. >>> dozens of volunteers c
CBS
Oct 11, 2010 5:00pm EDT
created renewable energy jobs in china. >> reporter: republicans are counting on voter angryer in washington to retake congress. the top house republican john boehner was campaigning for a republican candidate for congress on monday, hours before the president arrived to rally democrats. later this week, president obama will do the same in delaware and massachusetts, hoping to find some of the magic that sent democrats to the polls in droves in 2008. joel brown, cbs news, washington. >> reporter: ever. >> meantime the republican candidate for new york governor in damage control mode after comments he made about gays them controversy began over the weekend when karl paldino was speaking at a brooklyn synagogue. >> i think my children and your children will be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family. and i don't want them to be brainwashed in to thinking that homosexuality is an equally and valid and successful option. it isn't. >> reporter: that didn't go over well in new york. he is backed by the tea party an he trailed cuomo in the polls. cuo
CBS
Aug 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
parts of asia. a powerful typhoon blasted china and days of torrential rains wiped out parts of the philippines. randall pinkston brings us the latest. >> evacuate stranded women and children in flood ravaged manilla. 60% of the capital is under water. with food and drinking water scarce, flood victims are scrambling for relief supplies. 12 days of torrential rain are triggering massive floods. at least 64 people have died and a million people are stranded in flooded homes or shelters. some residents waded through knee-deep water. many buildings have collapsed. others are barely standing. >> this woman says you just have to be content with how much or how little there is. in eastern china, a typhoon packing 70-mile an hour winds battered shanghai. the storm washed out roads and knocked out power for tens of thousands. nearly 2 million people were evacuated. early damage estimates are topping $3 billion. but that number is expected to rise. randall pinkston, cbs news. >> philippine forecasters expect more before the end of the month. but not around here. right guys? >> well, for some
CBS
Feb 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
on thursday. >> the activist from around the country are in town to protest a visit from china's vice president. earlier today, hundreds of demonstrators marched down connecticut avenue from the chinese embassy to the white house in protest of what they call chinese police brutality. anny hong joins us live from louisiana fayette where another protest is taking place. >> reporter: these protesters holding signs. the american and tibetan flag, protesting against china. we have a coalition here, tibetans, and human rights groups. quite a few protests around town. now several protesters were arrested by police today after they repelled from the arlington memorial bridge. they were hanging from ropes. the sign that read free tibet. we had 500 protesters who marched on connecticut avenue from the chinese embassy ending at louisiana fayette park. they are protesting the chinese government closing tibet to foreigners after opening fire on protesters, calling for freedom and the return on the dalai lama. and china's vice president during his visit to the u.s. >> we are highly critical and sus
CBS
Nov 24, 2009 5:00pm EST
the revitalized china town to the movies, restaurants, entertainment remember views? this is going to be really hard for our photographers. just move around. but look, on that street, the shakespeare theater. shakespeare in washington? never would have happened if he did not have the vision to try to revitalize this part of town. and with what was then the mci center that opened in december of 1977, i think we have video from the opening of that day which is then the mci center in 1977 issue completely changed the face of downtown dc. it turned this part of town around. it brought businesses back. and this was a part of town before the mci center was built where you didn't want to walk alone after dark. and now, these places are crowded with the busy commuters and the people who are contributing to the congress of downtown dc. any question about what the difference he made to downtown washington, we caught up with the current mayor late this afternoon. and talked to him only moments after he heard about the death of mr. pullin. this is what the mayor fenty had to say about his cont
CBS
May 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
for you coming up. >>> the activists now say that he wants to leave china. one day after being reunited with his family and accepting a deal to stay in his country. he said in a phone interview that he has changed his mind and fears for his safety. it surprised u.s. officials who said that he never mentioned that he wanted to go to america. >> and he talked with his wife, twice, and then made that decision on his own to come out of the embassy. >> the blind activist has been outspoken by the forced abortion policy. he took refuge in the u.s. embassy after escaping house arrests, suffering injuries. the situation has created a tense diplomatic standoff between the u.s. and china. they accuse the u.s. of interfering with their internal affairs. the secretary of state, hillary clinton, is in china for high- level trade talk, and says that they must protect the human rights. >> as a part of our dialogue, the united states raises the importance of human rights and fundamental freedom. >> chen now wants to leave china with clinton who is in beijing until saturday. the state departmen
CBS
Sep 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
congress. >>> coming up, how atlanta's panda cup left the u.s. a girl, but landed in china a boy. topper? >> yes, good lead in. thanks. i stepped outside. it's raining, but nothing heavy here in the northwest. we'll show you the radar. and we'll come back and talk about the weekend. so far, all the gains of channel 9 high school football are still being played. >>> coming up next, if you don't have life insurance, experts say you should strongly consider it. we'll have ways to find affordable coverage for you and your families. what's the one best thing about vacation on the gulf? the great outdoors in mississippi. our seafood in louisiana. our beaches in florida. alabama beauty. choosing between them might be tough. but everyone agrees, the gulf is vacation at it's best. and we've gone all out to make this year the best ever. so come on down to mississippi. louisiana. florida. alabama. the gulf is the world's goodtime headquarters, and we're 100% open for business. >>> the numbers of families without life insurance is at a 5046 year -- a 50-year low. tonight why you should be co
CBS
Aug 19, 2011 5:00pm EDT
in china. the two teams meet up again after the basketball brawl. what was said between the two teams next. >>> international summit between the two basketball teams in china. >> a little more friendly. they put the word "friend" into it again. hoyas and national china team. the two sides met today in order to reconcile to talk about what happened. some of the players involved in the shoving match that started this whole thing met with the rockets coach and a couple players, shook hands, called a truce and even exchanged autographed basketballs. the team is owned by the chinese military. the chinese government banned players from talking about and sensored media reporting on it. last october the head coach and three players were suspended after fighting brazil's team. now, the trip itinerary had the hoyas and rockets playing each other again this sunday in shanghai. that is not the case any more. georgetown officials say, though, that that change was made before thursday's incident. now former wizard gilbert arenas has chimed in on what happened. let's just say the word classy doesn't
CBS
Jul 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. 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. >>> right now, police are looking for a suspect in arlington county's murder. that armed robbery shot and killed a jeweler inside his store on friday. >> it happened at the capital jewelers in the 3200 block of columbia pike. police believe this is the man. the guy wearing the reflective vest, he's the one who did it. surae chin spoke to the victim's family. >> reporter: his family says he has been doing it for most of his life. he had owned capital juicers jewelers for five years. her dad would come home late, but when midnight rolled around, he called police. >> he didn't take what he needed and leave my dad alone. he could have just taken what he needed. he didn't have to take his life, too. >> vivian had talked to her father that afternoon. >> earlier that day, he called me around 1:00. everything was fine. >> that was just three hours before pol
CBS
Feb 1, 2010 5:18pm EST
trip of his life. destination, his new home in china. alex trevino introduces us to the woman who knows the panda better than anyone. being with him when he was just a little butter stick. >> reporter: the one person who is clearly having the hardest time holding back tears is nicole meese. she's tai shan's proud keeper at the national zoo. the day left to spend with washington's most lovable panda are treadfully numbered. >> we have mixed emotions right now. i'll miss him tremendously. i can't believe how much i'll miss him at the zoo. >> it's been the four and a half labor of love. caring, feeding, nurturing the baby's only zoo from infant to adolescent. a job that has been out there as sweet for her as tai shan. >> i want him to stay forever. i love him. >> reporter: tai shan must leave. but meese says the memories will last if many her heart forever. >> probably the most memorable is the first time i got to put my hands on him. about three weeks old and one of the early cub exams. his eyes just opened and his ears your starting to open and beginning to explore his world. >> re
CBS
Sep 17, 2009 5:00pm EDT
medical odyssey to china in hopes of bringing light in the world of a child named summer grace. >> she is very cute, outgoing. >> at first glance, few people would pick up anything unusual about one-year-old summer grace, but this beautiful baby girl suffers from a rare disorder. >> summer's dad was asking permanently or is this going to be fixed? they are like, it's not fixable. >> figuring out motherhood, for mandy, summer entered her life when she was figuring out life as a senior in high school. the news that summer would be blind devastated the whole family. >> i was in complete shock. >> i felt helpless, like there was nothing i could do to help her. >> it manifests in various ways, from learning disabilities to being shorter in stature to visual impairment. >> we started working with her. >> however, after scouring the internet, her grandma came across numerous stories who traveled thousands of miles for stem cell treatments and now were able to see. >> took my breath away. >> i have read testimonials, i know she is going to see, i really have a feeling in my heart and s
CBS
Jul 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
against china for unfair tariffs on some suvs made in ohio. >> i want goods shipped around the world staffed with made in america. >> reporter: as the president makes -- stamped with made in america. >> reporter: as the president makes the case he's done all can he to help the economy, the white house is bracing for the jobs report due friday. with unemployment stuck above 8%, republican presidential 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 years. >> reporter: the white house says the action against china is not a political move to bolster president obama's campaign. the administration said it had been in the process of filing for several months. at the white house danielle nottingham, derek, back to you. >> thank you. >>> well, let's go back to the heat. the distric
CBS
Feb 3, 2010 5:00pm EST
off to china. >>> first the nation's intelligence director is on the hot seat in capitol hill after giving a ar senators about a possible terror attack. we'll be back. >>> a two-day rally ended today on wall street. the dow closed down 26 points to end the day at 10,270, the nasdaq was up a fraction and the s&p 500 fell six point. >>> more dire predictions today about an impending terrorist attack on u.s. soil. while not as ambitious as the fox 5 news attacks, the national intelligence director says al qaeda is poised to strike in the next three to six months. joel brown reports. >> reporter: the director of national intelligence had a stark warning for house lawmakers. >> al qaeda itself, its associated affiliates and al qaeda inspired terrorists remain committed to striking the united states. >> reporter: his remarks came the day after he told a senate panel he's certain the next attempted attack will happen in the next three to six months. intelligence officials believe al qaeda is deploying agents inside the u.s. ready to launch new attacks from within our borders. cia director
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
mate tian tian. will they stay in washington or go back to china? zoo officials say no decision has been made, but discussions are set for later this fall and it could end with these giant pandas going home. >> decisions about our pandas are made so cooperative between our institution and our chinese colleagues i have full faith whatever decision is made is in the best interest of our pandas. yeah, i'm not too concerned. >> reporter: there are a lot of factors that go into determining the future of these two giant pandas here at national zoo. the population of the bears in china, the conservation efforts there, the bottom line, zoo officials say it will all boil down to whatever is best for these two giant pandas. at national zoo i'm kristin fisher, 9 news now. >> thank you. the current agreement with china lasts through december 5th, 2015, and it stipulates the zoo will conduct research in the areas of breeding and panda cub behavior. >>> still ahead unimaginable tragedy strikes a maryland family when fire breaks out overnight in their home. >> coldest air of the season rolls into
CBS
Mar 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >>> rising floodwaters are causing an incredible amount of damage in china. the result of the worst snowstorm to hit northwest china in six decades. more than 7,000 buildings have been destroyed, the worst may be yet to come. only a third of the snow has melted so far. >>> china also dealing with sandstorms. they are an annual phenomenon in the spring when strong winds whip up sand from the desert. the pollution can cause chest discomfort and respiratory problems. experts rate the air quality in beijing as "hazardous." >>> experts are watching a volcano in iceland. saturday night's eruption sent ash and lava into the air. it apparently evaporated a glacier. there are fears there could be nor e-- another eruption. >>> at home, coming off the best weekend i can remember. >> it would have been sweet for april and may, let alone march. nice way to usher in spring. we have spring thunderstorms actually today. not crazy unusual. the next three days we're going to keep a chance of a shower in tomorrow. there will be some breaks in the clouds, more clouds than sun certainly. upper 50s. then
CBS
Jun 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
lights of china are now upstaged by the food world's scarlet letter. this closure notification cited unsanitary conditions that may endanger public health. inside city lights of china the walls are plastered with glowing tributes from washingtonian magazine. the problems health inspectors found inside fill up three pages of this report. inside a strong odor of rodents and signs of mice and roaches throughout the food prep area and unclean conditions including floors with dirt, grease, rodent droppings, food particles, utensils and standing water. >> it's disgusting. not good. >> i know it's sad and so i guess it ought to be shut until they clean it up. >> reporter: they did clean and it passed reinspection, as did the shake shack down the street in northwest which was closed for operating without running water. in fairfax tippy's taco house on lee highway was shut down saying the person in charge wasn't certified in food safety in. takoma park inspectors blamed no hot water. in d.c. vermin shut down may hock indian restaurant on seventh street northwest and at china american inn offi
CBS
Jan 28, 2010 5:00pm EST
friend since the birth in 2005. fedex made a promise he'd be in good hands all the way to china. >> the special part about this, we're going to use our freighter, the fastest most efficient aircraft to get to asia. he'll be the special passenger on that aircraft. >> reporter: john says that he will have company too. they are pulling with atlanta's 3-year-old female panda, be  maylan. both traveling in custom made steel crates from dallas international airport to china. ties emotionally attached them. they don't want to sea him go. >> it's sad that she's leaving. but they are going back to china. >> it would be nice to trade for some eagles or something. accounted -r -- isn't there something they like to breed them here? but the rules are the rules. >> reporter: the zoo is throwing a public farewell party on saturday. the party will move to sunday. alex trevino, 9news now and wusa9.com. >> as sad as all that is, keep this in mind, the lease on the parents, expire in december. zoo vets are keeping a close eye on them to see if she is pregnant. maybe she'll bring us another cub.
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Dec 4, 2009 5:00pm EST
habitat. >> it lives in central and southwest china in tall bamboo forests. >> reporter: what the odds of another panda cub of our own, his mom has more years of child bearing attempts. >> we are overdue for a cub. >> tai shan did sniffle at his mom's window. his keeper says he is ready for the long flight back, even if we're not. at the national zoo. bruce leshan, 9 news now and wusa9.com. >> one less power couple in washington. what are we going to do? oh, no. anita, over to you. >> thank you. >>> on to more serious news, a guatemala man faces drug charges after an unusual bust at dulles international. inspectors found 60-grams of cocaine in a fully cooked chicken. the man arrived shortly after midnight on saturday. the cocaine has a street value of $4,300. >>> surprising new information today about the virginia tech massacre. it turn out university officials locked down some buildings and warned their own families about the shootings more than an hour before putting out a campus wide alert. peggy fox is live with details. >> reporter: the new revelations are not surprising to m
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Jul 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
taken. at the united nations russia and china rejected a resolution that threatened nonmilitary sanctions against syria. it's the third time both countries have blocked the measure. >> two permanent measures are willing to defend assad and protect him to the bitter end even if it would seem logically not to be in their interest. >> reporter: ambassador rice said the u.s. will now work outside the united nations intensifying its efforts with the rest of the intent community to confront assad and help the syrians. fighting raged on for the fifth straight day in damascus. rebels used machine guns against assad's heavily armed forces who are trying to keep the capital from falling. >> the white house says russia and china are on the wrong side of history by vetoing theu.n. resolution. >>> bulgaria's prime minister said the terrorist who blew up the bus in bulgaria had a fake hirsch driver's license. the suspected bomber had -- michigan driver's license. the suspected bomber has on a baseball cap. today investigators removed the charred wreckage from the airport. the injured are in t
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May 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
part of the sales pitch behind idchief.com, a wildly popular china-based website that appears to be doing a booming business in fake ids. the ids feature hollow grams, en-- holograms, encrypted information and are able to -- encrypted information and are able to pass through scanners at liquor stores to buy booze. >> 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 teenagers 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 pages to call additional information to further their scheme. >> it's not like you could file a police report for your bad fake id. >> remarkably the site even warns buyers to beware of fake id scams. with the help of montgomery county police and sarah, a police intern, we ordere
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Apr 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
struck western china today, collapsing houses made of mud and wood. nearly 600 people are confirmed dead. as charlie daggetta reports the death toll is expected to rise. >> reporter: chinese rescue teams pulled the boy from the rubble of a collapsed school and raced to save his life. searchers for survivors are just beginning after a series of powerful earthquakes turning mountain villages into scenes of utter devastation. hundreds of people have been killed and more than 10,000 injured, a number that is expected to rise. homes made of mud and wood in the remote region close to tibet buckled and gave way, trapping victims beneath. several students are feared buried inside flatened schools. tens of thousands have been left without electricity or water. the largest quake measured 6.9 and struck the shanghai province in southwest china. it's 12,000 feet above sea level and hundreds of miles from any major city. earthquake forecasters warn that more aftershocks are likely and people should stay away from buildings in the coming days. china has mobilized an army of rescue teams hauling s
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Dec 26, 2011 5:03pm EST
struck while riding her scooter. in eastern china surveillance video shows the truck running a red light at an intersection and hitting a teenage girl on her way to school. some street cleaners quickly gathered around the injured teen to protect her. officers in an ambulance soon arrived and rushed her to the hospital. she is in stable condition and expected to survive. >>> it may have looked like a mysterious star or even santa on his sleigh. experts say this fireball on christmas eve was most likely a meteor off piece of space junk. they were spotted over belgium, germany and the netherlands. a spokesman says whatever it was it must have been very large to burn for so long. >>> president obama got a mouthful of tiny fingers while greeting military families. this was yesterday at the marine corps base in ohio. eight-month-old cooper tried to put his hand on the president's mouth. who can get away with this, other than a baby? >> of course he is a daddy. he is comfortable. >> totally comfortable. >>> a 15-year-old movie franchise is still a huge hit with movie audiences. the fourth
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Nov 16, 2011 5:00pm EST
response to china's increasing aggressiveness. >> with their rise comes increased responsibilities. it's important for them to play by the rules of the road. >> now china says the u.s. military buildup in australia may not be in the best interest of the international community. the white house say other countries in that area clear. >> they told us to have our umbrellas ready and you meant it. >> hard to get the dog out for a walk. >> won't go out of his range. >> spoiled. >> he's my man. tomorrow you need a coat. almost like a winter coat. here's what it looked like this morning and it did slow some of the commuters down. nothing super heavy. we had a couple individual heavy downpours, but nothing craze heavy across the metro. but the umbrellas were out in force. all right, let's talk about what is going to happen. we have another round of showers and even some embedded heavier downpours in west virginia. this has to move through tonight and it's going to generate some pretty good rain through the evening commute. also going to usher in cold air late tonight and tomorrow. live dop
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
ambitions and itself u.s. -- the u.s. relationship with china. polls show the economy is the far most important issue to voters. both candidates are also expected to talk about the economy and their foreign policy answers. both candidates have had their walk threw in the debate hall and will spend time with family and friends before the start of tonight's debate. in boca raton, florida, danielle nottingham. back to you. >> thank you for that preview. cbs news' own bob schieffer is the one 340d rate -- moderating tonight's debate. mitt romney will get the first question. we'll have your go to debate station tonight. we're teaming up with our sister publication "u.s.a. today" and beginning at 9:00 p.m. on our website, we'll be live blogging, fact checking what the candidates are saying. you can join the conversation with us via facebook or twitter. watch the debate on channel 9 at 9:00 and then on 9news at 11:00, we will have a fact checking segment, taking a look at what the candidates said, no spin, what's right, what's wrong, what's new on. that's with our "u.s.a. today" political te
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Jun 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
else's work. >> but first, making history in china. from hundreds of thousands of miles away. i'll tell you how it happened. >>> a big step forward for the chinese space program. the country's first female astronaut entered an unmanned space lab and she was joined by two male colleagues. the three will be conducting a scientific experiment. china spent billions in the past decade. building a space program to compete with the united states and russia. >>> a priceless piece of art by another artist. it happened and it was caught on tape. take a look as a guy who describes himself as an up and coming artist spray paints something on one of the picasso pieces. the person who caught it on cell phone says he confronted the spray painter and said what are you doing? he was trying to honor picasso's work. >>> lots of women like to wear high heels. there is an unusual pair inside france's palace of versai. a giant pair of stilettos. they are the works of a puertugese sculpture. a hot pink helicopter made of ostrich feathers. you can imagine the reflection going on. >> you know who would lik
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Feb 18, 2011 5:00pm EST
right. >>> coming up, a bizarre medical story out of china after four long years doctors find a logical explanation for a man's intense headaches. oh, my goodness. >>> surgeons in southern china say they have successfully taken out a rusty 4-inch knife blade from the skull of a man who claims it was stuck in there for years. according to hospital officials the 30 year old had been suffering severe headaches, bad breath and breathing difficulties but he couldn't figure out of the cause. he told doctors he was stabbed in the jaw by a robber four years ago. doctors say apparently the blade broke off inside his head without him realizing it. another strange story here. nothing could stop a 3-year-old boy in australia from getting his hands on some toys in a vending machine. >> he was a little man on a mission. he was so determined that he climbed up the chute of the vending machine as shoppers looked on. police and firefighters came to the rescue and removed the machine's door and after about an hour inside he was freed. >> we came out saying where are you? he said i'm in here, momm
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Feb 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >>> the parents of a newborn in china will need some bigger diapers. >> they don't need diapers, they need training pants. their 15-pound baby is the largest baby born in that country. but the 29-year-old mother said something special was going on. the boy was born in the year of the dragon, a period that is considered particularly promising to have a child. >> sign him up. >> that's a big gift. >> check this out, how do you cope with an escaped rhino at the zoo? the what if scenario had a real life size rye know after an earthquake. this is a paper version. kept the danger to a minimum. it was tranquilized and captured and the two staffers inside got to go back to their normal duties. >> right. how is this helpful? i don't understand. >> but it looks so realistic. >> yeah. okay. still to come, the results are in from this year's u.s.a. stole ad meter and we'll tell you the big winner coming up. >>> and a raises questions. we'll tell you about these new concerns after the break. >>> on to tonight's health alert, a new study shows spanking kids could lead to problems. researchers revie
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Mar 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the office in beijing. the chinese can expect some form of sensorship on their computers. china's own filter, known as the great wire wall of china is still at work, screening out material that is considered sensitive. >>> new allegations today in the michael jackson case. an eyewitness has come forward to say the singer lay dying while his doctor was busy hiding evidence. ben tracy reports on that. >> we have a gentleman here that needs help and he is not breathing. >> in the final frantic moments of michael jackson's life, the man that called 911 claims dr. conrad murray stopped cpr. jackson employee, alberto alvarez told investigators that murray asked him to put viles into duffel bags. >> this witness is believed has evidence that dr. murray at the moment of crisis turned away from his patient, michael jackson, and decided to hide evidence. this is explosive. >> the document obtained describes a grim scene at jackson's rented mansion. his two children, prince and paris, came into the room and cried as murray was trying to save their father. the singer's mouth and eyes were ope
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Jan 4, 2011 5:00pm EST
. >> reporter: we also learned the student in question told police in china you're allowed to bring these type of toys to school. but he has now learned the hard way. that the air gun is not a toy. nor is bringing a weapon to school child's play. we told you the student mentioned a school in china. we don't know how long he has been in this country. he is a straight a student, has no criminal record. police say they will take a look at all of that and take that into account when they decide his punishment. as for the school, school officials say he could be suspended or even expelled from school. >> wow, straight a student. tell us a little bit more about the kid who tipped off the teacher. what is his deal? >> reporter: that was a very brave move on this kid's part. another 14 year old, ninth gridder, saw this weapon and passed a note and when the teacher checked the first time that student said check again i think it is still in there. we spoke to that student's mom. very proud of that student. however, the student wants to remain an anonymous. >>> meantime, a deadly morning in pr
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Jul 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
washington, on southern avenue southeast, inspectors sited china southern reporting chicken wings weren't fully reheated and they were held at unsafe temperatures. >> soda. >> did you sell any food during that time? >> no. didn't sell any food. >> no. >> so all this food at improper temperature. >> throw it away. >> you plan to throw it away? >> throw it away. >> inspectors sited the restaurant for ten violations total, including mice. on the waterfront, inspectors sited jenny's for 22 food violations, reporting no employees seen washing hands between tasks and mice droppings. >> very serious. >> terrible. >> right. very serious. >> okay. we won't be eating here then. >> were you about to go in? >> yeah, we were about to go in. >> the district only made for two of the five area restaurants. reports show shutdown for vermin. vermin in rockville. mercado in wheaten. and best way snacks on iron wood place in landover. in arlington on columbia pike, suspending this wendy's for a sewage backup. >> saying she recognized the sewage was out of control and she closed the restaurant volunta
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Aug 8, 2011 5:00pm EDT
rating. the u.s. joins belgium with a double-a raiding. china, japan, and saudi arabia have double-a minus ratings. if there is a silver lining, it's the price of fuel, crude oil and other commodities fell on worries of lesser demand. that should mean lower gas prices in the coming weeks. jennifer is a finance expert and heads up a financial literacy nonprofit here in the washington area. she joins us to try to make sense of everything that happened today. i know you're catching your breath. >> i think we all are. >> was this a panic reaction to the downgrade? >> i think so. i think there was definitely a blood letting on wall street today. basically saying, consumer investor confidence is not there, and everyone is pulling out. especially individual investors. this is what i've been saying time and time again. you can only invest in the stock market if you can afford to. things like this debate are going to impact your 401(k). if you're not diversified heavily, you're going to see this impact your 401(k). >> initially, we were going to talk about what the downgrade means to your mon
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Apr 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
came to say hello. isn't that cool? >> reporter: hopefully, zoo officials can get china to extend a contract to keep the pandas here a while longer so the rest of his family can see them. >> we will be renegotiating, and we're confident we will have pandas at the national zoo for years to come. >> reporter: this is actually mei xiang's fifth pseudo pregnancy. but she is a mom too. he is entertaining visiters in china. >> i remember when he arrived there, treated like a royal. thanks. >>> it is do or die tonight for the washington caps. game 7 faces off in a little less than two hours at the verizon center. >> reporter: head coach bruce boudreau said someone is going to be a hero, and somebody is going to be a goat. who is going to be which? the washington capitals are the number 1 seed in these playoffs, with the best regular season record in hockey. and had the 3-1 lead in the series. so with the caps, considered the stanley cup favorites, it would be a monumental disappointment for them to go out in the first round. the players say they have no intention of letting that happen. >>
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Feb 18, 2010 5:00pm EST
china last month. it said a meeting with the spiritual leader further damages china's relationship with the united states. >>> the taliban is offering more resistance as u.s. and coalition forces push further into southern afghanistan. the offensive designed to take back the city is in its sixth day. five nato service members and one afghan soldier have been killed. once the city is secured, nato plans to rebuild and hopes to convince residents that life is better without the taliban. >> eight of the ten american missionaries charged in haiti with child kidnapping are back here in the u.s. they said little as they departed miami this morning after their late night fly from port-au-prince. the eight men and women mostly from idaho, were released yesterday after 20 days in jail. the group's leader and her former nanny were in court today for further questioning. >> we are going to continue to pray and work toward their release, believing that will come soon as well. >> the others were set free after parents of the children testified that they had voluntarily given up their kids to th
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Dec 21, 2011 5:00pm EST
had always wanted to serve his country. chen has thousands of supporters here in china town who are angry that the army has not fully explained the circumstances of his death. some of them hope to get his final autopsy report when they meet with officials in a couple of weeks. >> people that are willing to lay down their lives for this country deserve honor. >> reporter: the eight accused in the death are charged with crimes ranging from dereliction of duty to manslaughter. all have been assigned to a different base, removed from duties and will remain under close supervision as they await possible military justice. manuel gallegus, cbs news, china town, new york. >> the army isn't saying what role the soldiers played the death. the charges range from dereliction of duty to manslaughter. >>> police released a picture today of the woman accused of stealing a baby jesus figure in fredericksburg, virginia. amanda crelia is charged with grand larceny. police say she victimized or vandalized a manger scene last week. the baby jesus figure was recovered after police received a tip. it see
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Jan 18, 2011 5:00pm EST
you play the viola or violin, but you can play -- >> reporter: he was born in china and says he was brought up from a young age learning to get his work done. they are strict. but they don't agree with the way amy has raised more daughters. the yale -- her daughters. the memoir, "battle hymn of the tiger mother" describes times when she called her children names or threatened to burn their stuffed animals if they performed below expectations. >> they loved their own personality. they're kind of like slaves. whatever mom says, you do it. >> i read the article and i felt physically ill. >> reporter: irene and her husband are taiwan ease americans, but nothing like her strict rules. >> you have to look at each child as unique person and really get to know them to know what they enjoy and what motivates them and what intrigues -- makes them curious about the world. and they can't all be raised in one singular way and i think that's a problem with anyone who would take a book and say oh, this is -- this is the formula. >> reporter: now in the "new york times" today, columnist david brook
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May 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
the scary story in china, where a young boy got his head stuck in some stairs. >>> the sizzling like summer weather is still on, not enough to set any new records around here. leers a look at the al-- here's a look at the almanac. the record high 98, so a couple degrees. baltimore did tie their record at 98 degrees. we've got your full forecast coming up after the break. >>> up next, clearing up any confusion about energy drinks. why a new report says adults should never be giving them to children. we'll be right back with our health alert. >>> topping tonight's health alert, growing shortages of drugs. older and cheaper generic drugs are just being made by fewer pharmaceutical companies, especially hard to produce injectables, lawmakers are getting involved, they want to require that they give the fda notice. an injection given in the er and cardiac arrest and pills for adhd. >>> would you believe some people think energy and sports drinks can be interchangeable? the american academy of pediatrics says that's not the case, and has a new warning for parents. >> reporter: twins e
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