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CBS
Nov 17, 2009 12:00pm EST
iran and north korea but the american delegation can't push china too hard. the country holds more than $800 billion in u.s. debt. >> china's partnership has proved critical in our effort to pull ourselves out of the worst recession in generations. >> reporter: president obama and his team have been welcomed warmly in china, but here at home, a new cbs poll shows his popularity is slipping. his approval rating is at 53%. a 3 point drop the last month. the president will come home to face those poll numbers next week. but for now he has more work to do in asia. following his official meetings, esident obama toured the forbidden city. one of china's national treasures. and then he joined delegation actress the two countries for a lavish state dinner. witt johnson, cbs news, the white house. >>> some people are calling on virginia's governor elect to distance himself from a prominent supporter. on his it was show last week, pat robertson said islam is not a religion but a violent political system. he donated $25,000 to bob mcdonnell's successful campaign, and we asked the governor ele
CBS
Apr 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
after a powerful earthquake shook western china. it is believed that thousands of residents are still trapped in their homes from the rubble, and we get the latest now from charlie d'agata. >> reporter: chinese rescue teams pulled a 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 turned mountain villages in to 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 a remote region close to tibet buckled and gave way trapping victims beneath. some buried inside of schools and tens of thousands are left without electricity or water. >> reporter: the largest quake shanghai proggins in southwest china. it is 12,000 feet above sea level and hundreds of miles from any major city. earthquake forecasters warn more after shocks are likely and people should stay away from buildings in the coming days. china mobilized an army of rescue teams hauling supplies and sacks of rice on to trucks. s
CBS
Jul 31, 2009 12:00pm EDT
the local kids quarantine while on a trip to china are now back home. the group of local high schoolers arrived last night at dulles airport. they plan to attend a two-week summer school program in china, but during the flight over one student showed symptoms of h1n1 and chinese authorities decided to quarantine all 22 youngsters. a handful did test positive for the flu. >> these guys came and put me in an ambulance and took me to a little makeshift hospital. it was kind of sketchy at first. >> reporter: by the way, not all of the youngsters from that summer school program are back from china. some decided to stay another week to make up for the time that they lost. >>> first round draft pick brian orakpo showed up for work this morning at the redskins training camp. our digital correspondent dave owens is joining us from ashburn with more information. >> reporter: you are right. he showed up for work. of course a lot of excitement here as redskins opened camp. but there was one thing missing yesterday, or i should say one person, brian orakpo but that changed early this morni
CBS
Oct 11, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. they formed a friendship based on their love of the panda. when tai shan was shipped back to china, they followed. two of the women appeared on the cbs "early show" this morning. >> really love this bear. to spend $5,000 each to visit this bear in china why do you love this bear so much? >> when i saw him born on the panda cam, he came out and he hit a wall and i thought, this panda is going to be somebody incredibly special, and he is. >> reporter: the women have come up with a name for their group, they call themselves pandarazzis. >>> howard is up next and he will talk about the wonderful forecast that he has for today. >>> jc, it is gorgeous out here. warm, record warmth. look at these numbers as we go to break. the 83 in sterling smashing the old record by five degrees we still have many hours to heat up. we will talk about the heat today and a cool down on the way when rereturn. whenwee >>> wedding wells rung out aross the country yesterday. couples tied the knot because of the date. october, 10th, 2010 or 810-1 -- 10-10-80. hundreds took vac of this easy to remember annivers
CBS
Nov 26, 2010 12:00pm EST
other ships to sail to the china sea. the u.s. ships will join south korean forces for military drills. leaders in the north see the exercises as a military provocation. through a message on state-run television, they said the situation is inching closer to the brink of war. in seoul, hundreds of south koreans set fire to photos of north korean leaders calling on the north to stop the military action. as tension rises on the streets, world powers are scrambling to find a diplomatic solution. they've called on china to step in and use its influence with north korea to restore calm to the region. trini arla for cbs news, the white house. >>> we know the name of a suspect accused of a run and gun battle in silver spring. police arrested prefer hinton yesterday morning. it all began when police spotted hinton driving erratically and tried to pull him over. instead he crashed off. >> the police were able to convince hinton to turn himself in. no one hurt. hinton faces several charges, including murder. >>> a man charged the murder of brian bets is expected to plead guilty tuesday. he
CBS
Apr 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
have an update on that deadly earthquake in china. one local woman tells us how she reached her family back home it's three days like you've never experienced. it changes you. you can't be the same after you do the event. ♪ whoa, she's a pink warrior (woman) it's 60 miles of feeling invincible. (man) susan g. komen 3-day for the cure. register today or request information and a free promise ring at the3day.org. i walk to show that breast cancer didn't beat me. i am a pink warrior because i want to see an end to this disease. register today for the komen 3-day for the cure, because everyone deserves a lifetime. . >>> a sheriffs deputy formed a bite law enforcement association. deputy daniel mccool says he's not a racist and he's not a big guess got but he sees the need for reputation because caucasians are now the minority in harris county, texas. he says since sheriff garcia took office, whites are sometimes discriminated against. >> the directors, it is all pretty much filled up with some type of what we used to call minoritities. now, in our own demand, as far as the command
CBS
Jul 9, 2009 12:00pm EDT
clean climate goals. the g-8 became the g-13, developing countries, china, india, brazil and south africa joined talks. india and china refused the deal to cut emissions in half by 2050 making negotiations tough. >> i'm not entirely sure we expected to come here and have eight to ten years of disagreement wash away in a couple of days in july in italy. >> reporter: the leaders came to an agreement on another contentious issue, paving the way for more free trade and eliminating protectionists policies they are hoping rich countries will pledge cash here by adopting the restoration of monuments damage inside the earthquake. italy is hoping america will help to rebuild a church here inside the historic district which has been blocked off for safety and security reasons. >> the spouses of g-8 leaders visit areas devastated by the earthquake. michelle obama shook her head after she looked at ancient churches reduced to rubble. they say the outside help is vital it. >> is extremely important, he says but it is also important that many choices for the world are made here. and leaders are
CBS
Aug 18, 2011 12:00pm EDT
their opponents in china. a shoving match broke out during the game in beijing. coach john thompson iii issued a statement saying tonight, two great teams played a very competitive game. that unfortunately ended after heated exchanges with both teams. georgetown is playing a series of exhibition games in china. >>> a forestville teenager is behind bars this afternoon, accused of killing a neighbor who was like a grandmother to him. prince george's county police say the 15-year-old william fits confessed to killing 92- year-old thelma steele. the motive was robbery. his older brother says that he believes that fits may be covering for someone else. >> i know him. he's my brother. this is someone -- i see him. i know that he's done things that are wrong. things that teenagers do. maybe stole some money or something. but this is not william. people that know william know that this -- he's not capable of this. >> family members say that fits recently voiced concerns about not wanting to return to a boarding school in west virginia. >>> we have an update on a story we first brought to you du
CBS
Oct 22, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: the two candidates will also tackle questions on china, iran's nuclear ambitions and ending the war in afghanistan. campaign watchers usually give the advantage to the sitting president when debating international issues. president obama's supporters say he has a strong record, including the successful take down of osama bin laden. >> i expect the president to be especially forceful, since the topic of this debate is foreign policy. this has been one of the great strengths of the president. >> reporter: tonight's debate is crucial to both candidates. polls show a tightening race and that all of the season's debates are swaying voters. >> reporter: in the critical battleground state of ohio a poll shows the president up 5 points, 50-45. but romney has cut the president's lead in half since september. when ohio voters were asked who was a strong leader, more chose romney. but, when asked if the candidates care about their needs and problems, the president has the advantage. both campaigns conduct their own extensive polls and both believe their candidate has an excellen
CBS
Dec 19, 2011 12:00pm EST
threw in the towel after hopes of getting a life saving investment from china failed. general motors sold saab back in 2010, but the new owners were unable to obtain the financing it needed to modern eyes its -- modernize its fleet. >>> christmas will be a lot brighter for some families, thank to the toys for tots program. a reminder though, there is still time to give because plenty of your neighbors are still in need. more than 5200 families are back. many of them are disappointed. >> last year we serviced 3500 families, about 10,000 kids. time is running out to get holiday packages in the mailed. the postal service and federal express say today will be their busiest day. tuesday is the last day to mail priority mail packages. first class letters and cards, as well, to ensure arrival by christmas. you can mail domestic express mail and he had ex express up to december 22nd this thursday, to arrive by christmas. >>> if you haven't already mailed christmas packages, time is running out. federal express and the u.s. postal service say today will be their busiest today and the deadline
CBS
Jul 27, 2012 12:00pm 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. >>> hello and thank you for joining us. i'm j.c. hayward. we're going to begin with breaking news from maryland. sources tell 9news now andrea mccarren that they have uncovered an arsenal of 25 weapons inside a crofton home. sources say the suspect who is now in custody was facing termination at work and may have been planning a mass attack against his employer. sources tell cbs news correspondent bob orr that the man told a former co-worker he was going to shoot the boss and shoot up the workplace. well, police went to his home and allegedly found loads of weapons including semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and ammunition. bob orr says police do not think the man is connected to any group. and police are not releasing any information about the suspect. there is a news conference that is scheduled for 1:00 this afternoon. we will have much more information on this story on our website, wusa9.com. and o
CBS
Jun 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
ambassador to china. huntsman is expected to make his candidacy official next week at a site near the statue of liberty. >>> seven republican presidential hopefuls met last night for the first debate of campaign 2012. the economy, of course, dominated that dialogue. danielle nottingham reports president obama received much of the blame. >> reporter: seven republicans who are competing for president obama's job have one common message... >> any one of the people on this stage would be a better president than president obama. >> mitt romney held on to his front-runner stattous as the g.o.p. candidates went head to head saving their jabs for the president. >> the obama administration is an anti-jobs, anti-business, anti-american energy, destructive force. >> former minnesota governor tim pawlenty even backed away from an earlier swipe at the healthcare reform romney signed as massachusetts governor. >> we're are you nighted in trying to -- we're united in trying to beat barack obama. last night, the focus was on the president. >> reporter: president obama is on the road, defending his handling
CBS
Jan 8, 2010 12:00pm EST
that was born at the zoo is now being sent to china. the good-bye party will be held on january 30th. a zoo spokesperson says the event will be the main public farewell to tai shan. fans will be able to write good- bye cards and experts will be on hand. it is not clear what day tai shan exactly will be leaving. >>> still ahead, on 9 news now at noon, can you hear me now? a proposed cell phone tower in bethesda may run in to interference. we will have details when we come back. >>> and we will show you how elvis fans are marking a milestone. you are watching 9 news now at noon. >>> cell phone service for some bethesda residents is about to get better, if a new move is approved. t-mobile wants to erect a tower at walt whitman high school and the ptsa is about to vote on the proposal. we checked out community reaction to the plan. >> reporter: it is called a self tower. >> reporter: this school in rockville is one of ten montgomery county schools with cell phone towers on campus. >> most families don't know it is here and nobody even mentions it. >> reporter: t-mobile wants to put one a
CBS
Dec 23, 2010 12:00pm EST
highs between the two coreys that are still at war. >>> china, north korea's only major ally, is calling for restraint. >>> coming up next, howard has the holiday forecast. >> right now the temperatures and wind gusts are about the same. we'll break that down for you, let you know about the rest of the afternoon and the christmas weekend. there may be a little bit of snow christmas day but changing forecast when 9 news now at noon returns. >>> if you're planning to send your holiday gifts by fedex or ups, today is the last day for you to get them delivered in time for christmas. you will have to use their overnight delivery so that the packages are delivered by christmas eve, tomorrow. and by the way, neither ups nor fedex is offering a saturday delivery. it's the holiday. >>> let's go to southern california where residents are hoping for a break from the heavy rains and the severe flooding that they've had. dozens were rescued from the flood. however, there is concern of mudslides in los angeles. karen hernandez of san bernardino, california, had to flee for her life from a seco
CBS
Nov 19, 2009 12:00pm EST
look at the huge complex of china's first emperor. >>> another exhibit opens today at the air and space museum on the wall. moving beyond earth includes a big exhibit on the hubble telescope and it will feature interactive displays. and then tomorrow the newseum opens an exhibit on the late tim russert. it moved his office inside the museum and it includes his book favorite, family photos and plenty of stuff on the buffalo bills, his favorite team. a lot for you to do this weekend. >> today would have been a great day to see a museum or a movie. don't eat the popcorn apparently. >> my goodness. >> the good news is we will get rid of it late tonight and tomorrow. i think things will improve quickly. saturday looks good an we will do it again on late sunday. start with this forecast first. today the worse of the next three. we have rain and drizzle. we have fog leftover and some thunderstorms. highs pushing the 60-degree mark. now tomorrow sun comes out. we get to the lower 60s and upper 50s for a fine looking start to the weekend. this afternoon calling for rainy periods. some thun
CBS
Dec 31, 2009 12:00pm EST
skyline, even though china uses a different calendar that will mark the new year in february. >>> people are gathering in new york city for tonight's massive new year's celebration. a light snow fell this morning on times square as people positioned themselves for the perfect spot to watch that beautiful crystal ball drop and they will have plenty of company come midnight. up to 1 million people are expected. hundreds of police officers, including the city's counterterrorism unit will be monitoring the crowds for any possible trouble. >>> we want to remind you if you had too many drinks tonight or if you plan to, the washington regional alcohol program is offering pretaxi rides home. you can use it up to $50. the number to call is 800-200- taxi. jot that down. all right. >> i'm giggling because we have dogs. >> did you hear honey sneeze. >> she's a cutie pie. you want to adopt her. coming up in a few minutes you can meet her. we want everyone to deal with the weather today. i envy you if you got to sleep in because you missed it. it is just cloudy now but it was a mess earlier and we are
CBS
Sep 28, 2009 12:00pm EDT
down with the u.s., china, europe and russia. >> they have to come to this meeting on october 1st and present convincing evidence as to the purpose of their nuclear program. >> reporter: the meeting will be the first direct talks between america and iran in three decades. joel brown, cbs news, washington. >>> this is the third round of missile tests since two days of drills by the revolutionary guard. >>> president obama says american kids spend too little time in school. he feels it puts them in a disadvantage with other students around the globe. the president said he knows the prospect of more school time is not popular but he would like to see kids stay a little later and have them open on the weekend so they have a place place to go. one viewer writes, extending school hours would be hard on children. they need time to need to have a life another viewer said the better we teach our children to learn makes all the difference. life is about learning. do you think american students should be required to spend more time in school in go to our website to leave your comments. >>> t
CBS
Jul 7, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. >>> china is once again the scene of violence and unrest. hundreds of ethnic chinese have marched through the streets of the province destroying the property. tension between the groups has increased in the last two years with more hawns migrating to the region which is the national home land of the people. >>> still to come on 9 news now, a centuries old tradition got off the ground in spain today. it is the annual running of the bulls. but first you will not believe what investigators uncovered when they busted a fly by night dentist office. >>> and now let's take a live look at the motorcade carrying michael jackson's body to the staples center? los angeles where services are set to begin in less than an hour. cbs will provide coverage. you can see it right here on wusa tv 9 or go to our website at wusa9.com . >>> police are confident they killed the man responsible for five murders in cherokee county, south carolina. patrick tracy burris was shot to death by police investigating a burglary complaint some 30 miles away in gastonia, north carolina. his gun matches the gun used i
CBS
May 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
right course of action. >> reporter: finding consensus will be hard. russia and china have opposed tough action against syria. >> syrian government denies any involvement in the massacres blaming them on terrorists. >>> italy's prime minister is pledging to do whatever it takes to get parts of the earthquake ravaged country back on its feet. a 65-year-old woman was pulled from the rubble after being trapped for more than 12 hours. at least 17 people were killed. dozens more injured when the 5.8 earthquake rocked northern italy on tuesday. it was the second quake to hit that region a little more than a week. >>> britain's highest court has cleared the way for julian assange to be extradited to sweden. that is where he is wanted on rape and sexual molestation charges. he maintains once he is in sweden, he could be extradited to the united states to face charges that he leaked state department documents on the internet. his defense team has two weeks to respond to that court order. >>> well mitt romney appears to have the republican nomination because he easily won yesterday's primary
CBS
Dec 13, 2010 12:00pm EST
imitation luxury brands are made in china. they say internet shopping makes it harder for officials to keep uncounterfeit products out of the united states. >>> in the last ten years what we have seen is it has made it easier for the manufacturers to overseas to direct market and sell their goods to the people of the united states where as ten, 15 years ago, before the internet took off, you would have had to go to your local flee market, your local discount store or local area town where you know counterfeit goods are sold and walk in to a store and physically buy them. >> reporter: counterfeit goods and pirated movies are big business. they generated $250 billion in 2007. >>> well, the weather all across the country is nothing short of treacherous. flooding and mudslides on the west side. heavy snow just about everywhere else and we have our own problems. tom sater has the forecast. >>> with cold air and wind picking up there are parts of the area that will have wind chill values five to ten degrees below zero. a wind chill advisory is in affect. i will have the details coming up. st
CBS
Jul 22, 2009 12:00pm EDT
american food, they have a tv. >> the group from our area is in china with the confuciou institute. the group will pay for any kind of extended stay. we hope the kids are doing well. >>> still to come on 9 news now natn, newly-found mental records of a iavirg intech gunman could shed rom light on what drove him to kill. >>> also, ahead the latest twist in the story about the harvest from professor charged with disorderly conduct. we'll be right back. fa >>> the missing mental health record for inrgiavi gunman cho have been found. virginia governor made the announcement this morning. he killed 32 people in april of 2007 in the worst campus killing in u.s. history. a former worker unat the school licounseatng center found the records. governor kaine says they will be released as soon as possible. >>> prosecutors have dropped a disorderly conduct charge against a prominent african- american harvard university scholar, henry lewis gates junior. he was arrested at his home after someone called police to report a break in. well, after the arrest, there were charges that racial profiling playe
CBS
Jan 24, 2012 12:00pm EST
lot of celebrations in downtown washington, d.c. and they'll go on for how long? >> in china, a week before and after. two week celebration. >> okay. so nice having you. thank you for being with us. thank you for being with us. come back and visit us at 5:00 and have a wonderful day.
CBS
Jun 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. >>> in china, a 4 year old nearly plunges to death. somehow this little boy got his head stuck between a railing and that left his body dangling 60 feet in the air. his mother was out of the apartment when this all happened. she noticed the commotion. she rushed upstairs. she was able to rescue the child. he was not seriously injured. >>> talk about a fishtail. we have one for you. we would like for you to look at this 143 pound catfish. it was caught in the kerr reservoir in virginia this weekend. nick anderson caught it. he was with his father and his stepbrother. took them about 45 minutes to reel him in. and they are the toast of the town. game officials are going to check it all out. this actually could be a record breaker! >> only 45 minutes. that's like a whale! >> i know. >> takes a long time because you don't want to break that line. >> pretty impressive they didn't break the line. >> let him have a little bit then reel it in. >> you've done some fishing. >> i love fishing. i do. i just don't like putting the bait on the hook. >> you gotta get a charter boat, get the c
CBS
Jun 29, 2011 12:00pm EDT
germany and china and other countries that want to sell goods all around the world. and obviously the airplane industry is an area where we still have a huge advantage. i want to make sure that we keep it. okay? mark lander. >> thank you very much mr. president. yesterday admiral mcraven testified before congress that he was concerned that there wasn't a clear procedure to be followed if a terrorist were captured alive abroad. the administration has also been clear it doesn't want to continue to census specced terrorists to guantanamo. what message do you have for american men and women uniform taking on the missions to capture and kill bin laden about what they should do in the event that they capture someone alive? and does the lack of these clear procedures raise the risk that forces might be more inclined to kill suspected terrorists in the field rather than capture them alive, thus deprivg the u.s. of the intelligence that they can provide? >> well, first of all, my top priority in each and every one of these situations is to make sure that we're apprehending those who would atta
CBS
Jan 20, 2011 12:00pm EST
colder weekend. see you in a few minutes. >> thank you very much, howard. >>> china's president is trying to persuade top u.s. lawmakers that his country's growth is a boon formen bus business and not a threat. lawmakers are frustrated on china's policies on human rights. so they press president hu jintao on day three of his u.s. visit. during a join press conference, president obama said he too had challenged president hu on human rights. president hu admitted a lot still needs to be done in china on human rights. >>> but the visit by china's president was not all which is or human rights concerns. today he and president obama signed a new agreement to keep china's giant pandas here until year 2015. christian fisher has the details. >> reporter: this is great news for anybody who enjoys coming to the national zoo to see these famous giant pandas. what this means is that we now have a new lease with the chinese government expanding the zoo's panda program for the next five years. so we are guaranteed to have giant pandas here in washington, for at least the next five years. now, th
CBS
Jan 19, 2011 12:00pm EST
road. three people were injured. the collision shut down both roads for about an hour. >>> china's president is in washington, d.c. for a state visit. and of course, with meetings with president obama and his top aides. despite differences on a number of issues, both leaders are searching for ways to improve their relations. joel brown has the latest now from the white house. >> reporter: there was plenty of pomp and pageantry at the white house this morning to welcome china's president, hu jintao. the leaders walked a rope line greeting spectators before beginning their summit. >> we have an enormous stake in each other's success. nations, including our own, will be more prosperous and more secure when we work together. >> in president hu's opening remarks, he says it starts a new cooperation. china is a top trading partner with the u.s. and an official says during the visit, china will announce it is buying $19 billion worth of u.s. aircraft from boeing. but there are also some problems between the two countries. the u.s. wants china to open its markets to more u.s. goods and sto
CBS
Feb 4, 2010 12:00pm EST
is a live picture. that's the jet that will take our giant panda back to china where he will be able to start a new life. he left the national zoo this morning and he's meeting up with a panda that was born in atlanta. both of them are going home to china. our bruce leshan is out a dulles airport. she joining us on the phone. he can tell us what the mood is like. hey, bruce. >> there were a fie tears in my eyes and i was not alone. there were scores of people to watch as tai shan was loaded up in though the 777 a fedex plane for a 14 1/2 hour flight off to china. and he is expected to land there sometime on friday afternoon. the spokesman for the chinese embassy says there will be thousands of chinese people there at the airport to greet him and mei lan from atlanta as they return to the panda's home country. mei-lan will stick around in that country and then tai shan has what a two-hour trip by truck off to the china's panda conservation center there and the ambassador spokesman insists that he's going to meet a wonderful, other half, better half there and have some you spring
CBS
Nov 16, 2009 12:00pm EST
should we be able to use twitter freely. facebook and twitter are blocked in china by what is known as the great fire wall. >> i'm a big supporter of not restricting internet use, internet access, other information technologies like twitter. the more open we are, the more we can communicate. >> reporter: few people saw those comments in china. the forum was only televised locally. the president went to say free speech in the u.s. has made him face criticism but said it made him a better leader. as a can daughter he took a hard line against china's restrictions on human rights but as president he's had to back away from that. china is the largest holder of foreign debt and it is very hard to tell your banker that he's wrong. white house officials say president obama will bring up human rights, but as talks in china are expected to focus on major issues like the economy and nuclear concerns in iran and north korea. joel brown, cbs news, the white house. >> seoul south korea will be the next stop on his trip to asia. >>> federal officials will visit a security prison in illinois today tha
CBS
Dec 4, 2009 12:00pm EST
news that many washington panda lovers have been dreading. tai shan is going to china. alex trevino has details. >> reporter: well, it may be just another ordinary day in the panda park here at the national zoo for tai shan as he is chewing away on a piece of fruit, he probably doesn't realize why all the press is set up, exactly in the spot where he is used to seeing people marvel at him. >> we respect their decision and feel that it is within their rights, obviously, to exercise the fact that tai shan needs to go back. >> reporter: the star attraction which has been a huge hit, particularly with children ever since tai shan was born 4 1/2 years ago has always had his destiny mapped out. the deal, they will ship him to china as part of a breeding program. >> we are very attached to him as zookeepers. we have watched his every movement and watched him grow and develop in to this charismatic character and now it is time to say good-bye. >> i like him. >> why? >> well, i like pandas. >> you know there's an agreement with china and he has to leave. >> yeah, i heard about that. it's sad
CBS
Sep 27, 2011 12:00pm EDT
at noon, china's subway system is hit with another big accident. we'll have details just ahead. plus, strange-looking people movers are turning heads at one of europe's largest airports. we'll have details on these stories and much more when we come back. >>> all right, some people are still trying to recover from the recent flooding. today, my special guest is a montgomery county fire and rescue official message that they're sending. i have with me the fire chief richard bowers to talk about what the public should do. how are things right now? >> right now, we're pretty stable but just as short as about a week ago, we had some very devastating floods with a lot of swift water that just flooded the area without notice. we say stay away, stay alive, we want people to stay out of the water. when they see water begin to pool or rise very quickly, don't drive through it. it presents a lot of challenges and safety issues for everyone. >> we've been giving that message. what is it? why is it that people don't get it? >> sometimes things happen without any notice and that's what happened th
CBS
Aug 18, 2009 12:00pm EDT
, china's famous mascot, the giant panda is facing new threats. we'll explain when we come back. >>> the taliban is using bombings to scare voters away from the volumes in -- voters from the polls in afghanistan. reaction from the white house coming up. we just received sad news from our information center. the syndicated columnist and political commentator bob novak has died. he of course hosted several shows for cnn incluing cross fire. he was diagnosed with a brain tumor last august and he retired from his television duties. bob novak was 78 years old. >>> taliban fighters are doing all they can to disrupt presidential elections in afghanistan. a pair of explosions rocked the capital of kabul today. u.s. service members were killed also in another attack. joel brown has more from the white house. >> reporter: the taliban said it set off a car bomb in a city that killed at least seven people. it was targeting a alternate convoy. mock the dead two u.n. workers 50 others were wounded in the blast. hours earlier and a short distance away, two mortar rounds struck near the presidential pal
CBS
Dec 17, 2009 12:00pm EST
united states and china. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is trying to break the deadlock in talks to tackle global warming. >> the united states is prepared to work with other countries toward a goal of jointly mobilizing $100 billion a year by 2020. >> reporter: world leaders are gathering in copenhagen where talks on climate change have hit an up pass. the u.s. is putting pressure on china to cut down on emissions and demanding inspections to make sure the chinese keep their word. china says that's an intrusion it will not accept. climate change activists are frustrated that leaders aren't making more progress. protesters tried to disrupt the talks. hundreds were arrested as they fought with police. danish police increased security along the perimeter where the conference is held and are only allowing a small number of demonstrators to gather here in an effort to avoid a return to wednesday's violence. police say plunging temperatures are helping to keep most demonstrators off the streets. >> it's real cold and windy. that's probably why. it is cold and windy. >> reporter:
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Feb 14, 2012 12:00pm EST
today. the rally coincides with a visit from china's vice- president. four protestors were arrested yesterday as they attempted to hang a free tibet manner underneath the memorial bridge. many are outraged over china's move to seal off tibet to foreigners and journalists during a government crackdown on protestors. >> with a we are highly critical of and suspicious is that he will continue the same violations of human rights and so we are trying to do is to raise awareness and raise caution. >> china's vice-president is on a week long diplomatic tour of the united states. >>> new details are emerging about the final sendoff for singer whitney houston. her family says there will be no public memorial and the singer will be layed to rest in the private ceremony. allison has more. >> reporter: whitney houston fans are gathering outside a funeral home in newark, new jersey torque pay tribute to their hometown girl. >> i was really devastated because her music is just an inspiration to all of us. >> reporter: a police escort led a hearst carrying her body here overnight. the fallen super
CBS
Apr 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
working to build nuclear weapons. on monday, president obama met with china's president to ask him to back the push for sanctions. the chinese said they would work with the u.s., but they have the power to veto a u.n. resolution and in the past they have used it to block tough moves against iran. catherine brown brown for cbs news at the white house. >> our coverage of the summit continues on our website wusa9.com. you can keep tabs on traffic there. you can also learn more about what world leaders are accomplishing at this meeting. >>> a minor earthquake shook parts of southwestern virginia this morning. the 2.5 magnitude trembler struck seven miles northwest of raven, virginia. there are no injuries or property damage reported. >>> today maryland governor ' oh maley will sign in to law the bills passed by the legislature. yesterday was the final day of session. the governor talked about what he thought was the biggest achievement. >> i was very elated to see the foreclosure bill go through so that every homeowner will have the ability to bring the mortgage companies to the table bef
CBS
Aug 10, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. other rare but serious side effects may occur. >>> china and japan have been hit by two tie pontoons. a dozen people have been killed and hundreds are missing and this video shows a hotel being washed in to the ocean. more than a million people were evacuated from their homes in eastern china where massive floods and landslide have taken place. they are having a terrible time out there. we complain about the heat but my goodness. >> our heat will only last another day. tomorrow will be better than today and wednesday will be a lot better than today. >> do not go outside if you really don't have to and of course be on the lookout for animals that are outside. >> the pets and elderly. and check check in on them. the dc parks and recreation department have cancelled their outdoor activities for 7:00 p.m. tonight because obviously the pools are open but anything other than a pool it is not going to happen. it is too hot outside. we have not had what chance to acclimate to the heat because we have not been that hot. today will be the hottest day of the year and these are the reco
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Jul 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
from the disaster. >>> china has closed the largest port that handles gasoline and oil. the move comes after a huge fire and explosions at the facility. maritime safety officials are also battling to contain a 19 square mile oil slick. workers are using skimmers and dispersants. they worked 15 hours to extinguish the blaze. it broke out when a pipe transporting crude oil to a storage tank blew up. >>> their morning commute was incident free but for some bus riders they are concerned fir their safety following a deadly shooting at the lake forest transit center in gaithersburg. it happened late on saturday after 23-year-old man got in to an argument with another man. as startled passengers looked on, he tried to get in to a taxi. the cabby didn't want to be identified. >> this is where he tried to enter from. you know, he managed to open the door and then collapsed to the floor. if you look here, he was struggling to enter the vehicle but he couldn't enter and you see blood stains on here. >> reporter: the suspect in tinnens death is identified as travis wright of gaithersburg. he
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. because a heat wave is washing over northwestern china. temperatures there have reached 113 degrees. workers have been warned that avoid working long hours in the heat as much as possible. but the vineyards in china are welcoming the weather. they say that the heat help.s their grapes mature. >>> for the last nasa airspace walk is taking place right now. the astronauts aboard atlantis are conducting the walk and they're retrieving a broken ammonia pump outside the international space station. nasa wants to inspect the pump to find out why it failed last summer. four astronauts are on board atlantis and the 13-day flight is the last one for the shuttle program. >>> drink plenty of water. be concerned about seniors and of course, pets. >> of course. >> we'll get through it. >> we will. this is very hot for july. but not all that unusual. we'll get days like this and today's one of those days where yeah, the humidity and the heat really intense but the good thing is this heat wave, pretty mini. it won't last all that long. so, today, what can you expect? lots of sunshine out there. may
CBS
Aug 13, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. and we also had the most gold medals, we got 46. china came in second with 87 total, russia had 82 overall, great britain and germany round out the top five. >>> coming up next, howard has the forecast. >> reporter: turned out to be a very nice lunch hour out here, temperatures rising into the low to mid-80s currently. we have some problems coming not too far from now. the allergy update, it is not the tree pollen, that is absent, but the grass pollen and mold spores are all moderate. a couple of chances for rain coming up this week. just ahead. >>> i have been combing through the day's daily deals and retailer websites to find you some deep discounts. here are some of my favorites on this monday. this could be great for someone with a sweet tooth. a year's supply of ben and jerry's ice cream. two pints of ice cream a month, including frozen yogurt. this one is from the capital deal. >>> from amazon local a professional photography instruction and tour. $49 you can learn the art of photography while exploring the photo tour of dc. you will get a four hour lesson. >>> this is a grea
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Jan 7, 2010 12:00pm EST
clothing company weatherproof used this presidential photo of president obama in china but no one asked for permission. the administration is asking the company to take down that billboard. it has been a long standing white house policy not to use the president or his likeness for commercial purposes. >>> the image of the president popped up just days after peta started using one of the first lady in an anti-fur ad. the ad that features oprah, carrie underwood and the white house says the image was used without permission. >> every time you see someone -- they use someone's face, they should ask them. >> i wasn't aware michelle obama was involved with peta. >>> they say they sent an e-mail to the white house confirming se didn't wear real -- she didn't wear real fur. >>> the associated press conduct add poll asking people which pet they prefer. now of the almost 2,000 people who answered, 74% said they like dogs a lot. only 41% said they like cats a lot. and 15% said they actually dislike cats while just 2% say they don't like dogs. >>> still ahead on 9 news now, your chance to bring ho
CBS
Jun 19, 2012 12:00pm EDT
president obama will meet with china's president. monday president obama sat down with russian president vladimir putin. >> the fact the meeting went for two hours, that's because they were talking about syria and they didn't want to stop talking about syria. >> reporter: russia is syria's main ally and has refused to call for the ouster of syrian president bashir al sad who is -- assad who is raging a violent opposition. >>> still to come when 9news now continues, d.c. officials in the white house have come to an agreement over school vouchers here in the district. we'll tell you how it could affect parents and students when we come back. >>> today i'm one on one with adrian from the southern allegany planning and development commission. the mountains are only about a two-hour drive away from the washington metropolitan area. it's a great place to vacation this summer. and she's here to tell me about some of the fabulous things that you can do there. welcome and thanks for being with me. >> thanks so much. i'm very excited to be here. >> what are some of the things that do you
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Nov 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
around the world. >> reporter: russia welcomed the news. china's leaders say they're optimistic a second obama term will give both a time to improve their relationship. israel's prime minister says he will continue to work with president obama to protect the citizens. british prime minister david cameron was in the middle east when the results came in. he vowed to work with president obama to end the syrian conflict and bring stability to the region. >> one of the first things is how we much do more to solve the crisis. >> reporter: the results dominated presses. president obama has huge support in europe. one poll shows that if europeans could vote, nine out of ten would choose obama. >> i'm very pleased. i wanted obama to win and i'm glad he got back again. >> i was surprised actually. i thought romney might win. >> reporter: while some brits waited to read about the results, many americans stayed up all night to wait for a winner. >> . he is just absolutely magnificent. >> reporter: a london pub handed out maps to u.s. spotters who couldn't be home to celebrate. monica villamizar, cbs
CBS
Aug 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
: crowds booed as eight bad thrpt minton players from china, indonesia and south korea made mistake after mistake. >> it's a shame for the sport. in my eyes they should be stopped or be thrown out. >>reporter: olympic officials disqualified the players, saying they played poorly to guarantee a better spot in the final competition. michael phelps will make history with his 19th olympic medal, and he did, bringing his team to victory in the final leg of the race. >> he's the greatest olympian of all time. he's awesome. >>reporter: phelps broke a 48- year-old record to become the most decorated athlete in olympic history. an hour earlier he scooped up a silver in the 200-meter butterfly. the race was so close, phelps' mom thought he had won. >> i can't imagine what these guys go through training their whole lives for two minutes in the pool. >>reporter: america's gymnasts made every minute count and the women's team took gold for the first time since 1996. olympic officials headed off another possible controversy, this time over a runner who is also a double amputee. >>reporter: south
CBS
Jun 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
china in the obama administration for two years and once called him a remarkable leader. >> huntsman is expected to emphasize his conservative values on the campaign trail but also to portray himself as a different kind of republican candidate. >> he's talking about i dropped out of high school and got past that. even released his campaign ads showing he's riding his harley through the desert. >> name recognition could be a problem as he battles mitt romney and newt gingrich, well- known candidates. a cbs news poll found that 87% of republican voters say they don't know enough about him. huntsman begins trying to change that at a rally in new hampshire later today. manuel gallegus, cbs news, jersey city, new jersey. >>> kharg to according to the latest poll, huntsman has catching up to do. this poll was done june 14th. mitt romney got 33% of the votes among republicans. michelle michele bachmann received 19%. tomorrow, president obama will lay out his plan on the withdrawal of u.s. troops in afghanistan. the president has been under growing pressure from congress and the public to bring
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Apr 27, 2010 12:00pm EDT
china. you heard me right. the night spot opened recently in shanghai. the owners say the designers were aiming for a grand classy feel with a mix of washington and las vegas. the club is one of the biggest in shanghai and can seat 2,000 guests and its lavishly designed sofa booths and private care owety. >>> we have an update on a story we brought you on 9 news now at five but we have to warn you the video can be disturbing. a matador who was nearly gored to death is improving. jose 2078 mass severe hemorrhaging after one of the bull's horns struck its groin. he had to be rushed to the hospital. the doctor who's treating him says he expects the matador to make a full recovery. this is his second serious injury in a bull ring. >>> and a little closer to home arlington police want to know who's behind a state of mysterious calls people are getting in the middle of the night. hundreds of people in northern virginia say they are getting calls over and over and over again. scott broom reports they are victims of a scam called spoofing. >> this is what jason kauffman heard four times bet
CBS
Dec 7, 2009 12:00pm EST
attendance of leaders including the united states, china and end ya, has raised hopes of a breakthrough after years of stalled negotiations. >> there can be no excuses for failure or let's continue to negotiate for a bit. >> they are declaring green house gases are dangerous to people's health and must be regulated. president obama arrives at the close of the sum next week to give his presidential seal of approval to any climate change agreement. >> i can feel it. >> there we go. >> there you go [ cheering ] >> and they said he couldn't do it? >> there it goes. martin o'malley and his family spent part of the weekend cutting down their christmas tree. they visited butler's orchard in germantown and had time for a snowball fight. according to recent information, tree farms in maryland harvested 78,000 trees valued at $2.4 million. ever the salvation army bell ringers are a signature of the holiday season collecting donations for the needy this time of the year, but have you ever stopped to think of the people who ring those bells and wonder what motivates them to help others
CBS
Nov 6, 2009 12:00pm EST
in our area. the terra cotta warriors of china have arrived. 15 of the figures are at national geographic headquarters in northwest washington. an exhibition, featuring the warriors will open on november 19th. >>> the latest entrants in to the toy hall of fame have been announced. big wheel, the game boy video device and the ball will take their place next to 41 other classics in the national museum of play in rochester, new york. the ball must have been overlooked up until now. longevity is a key criteria for getting in to the hall. each toy must foster learning, creativity or discovery through play ♪ [ music ] that is -- u-2 performed a free mini concert to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the berlin mall them irish roadworkers performed six songs in front of the bradenberg gate. the berlin wall fell ending 30 years of cold war division then the communist east and the democratic west. some audience members complained that the show was obscured from public view by a nearly 6.5-foot high metal barrier. oh, they are the toast of the town. we are talking about the new y
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Mar 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
pressure to end the conflict. now china is trying to intervene, sending an envoy to broker a cease-fire. president obama says he still believes diplomacy can end the violence despite calls from senator john mccain to take military action. >> assad needs to know that he will not win. >> reporter: but many have stopped waiting for outside help. this woman says troops took her husband and slaughtered them like sheep. too terrified to try to escape, they are simply struggling to stay alive. >> the fighting is also getting more intense in the city. five government soldiers were killed there. >>> the deanwood metro station on the orange line is the most dangerous. a report that the station in northeast had 67 crimes classified as part one or serious crimes. that list includes assaults, burglaries, rapes and car thefts. number two on the most dangerous list, anacostia on the green line. that's followed by l 'enfant plaza, suitland and college park. when it comes to the most safe places, five stations had no reports of any crimes. on that list arlington cemetery, clarendon, eisenhower avenue, a
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Jul 6, 2012 12:00pm EDT
expanding trade with latin america and taking a tougher stand on trade with china. danielle nottingham, cbs news the white house. >>> coming up next, howard has a steamy forecast. >> hot weather with us today, tomorrow and even through sunday. things probably are going to change for the better. here a a -- here's a look at the allergy update. weeds and trees are moderate and mold is low. 7-day forecast talking heat and storm when 9news now at noon returns. >>> i have been checking out the day's daily deals and retailer websites to find you deep disscants? here. how about a four night stay at the dutch village beach resort in aruba? 450 bucks pays for a one bed room suite? or six nights for $675. this deal available right now on living social. >>> thrill zone in wearington is giving you a chance to cross skydiving off of your bucket list. 50% off the packages. $157 will pay for your tandem sky dive package which includes a video of your jump. >>> e-bay offering 43% off on a portable gas powered generator. the portable gas electric generator now on sale for $799.99. >>> if you
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Sep 1, 2009 12:00pm EDT
separately. >> from china to silverware to the rocking chair that ruth madoff may have sat in watching the waves roll in. >> reporter: ruth is now living alone while her husband serves a life sentence. the victims, one of them the owner of thismets, his losses are so deep the might be forced to sell the team. >> as you can see the vaulted ceilings take up most of the attention here. >> they estimate this ocean side retreat and his penthouse and palm beach estate are worth $20 million. but that will only make a small dent in compensating the victim. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> wow. sad. sad for those folks. >> really is. >> i hope they get something for that. >> woke up this morning just a little cool. >> just a little. >> it is nice outside. >> very. >> you have to low the humidity this time of the year. we will have it a couple of days. great to see you this noon. look outside and show you what is going on. air, beautiful change out the air mass. open up the windows and air out go ut those . e . fothe numbers bers west, an west, some 60s for you. and we woke up to the 4
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Dec 16, 2009 12:00pm EST
. in particular the u.s. and china are deeply divide over proposed emissions targets to reduce green house gases. protesters and some environmentalists believe the proposals don't go far enough. >> they come in here to actually find a deal and make a deal that will save the people and the planet. if they are coming with an empty pocket and promise that's should stay at home. >> for nine days the talks have been unproductive. the conference is entering the critical second phase as more leaders arrive. president obama is scheduled to attend friday's finale and time is running out to break the deadlock. charlie d'agata, cbs news. >>> better late than never. a man in new bedford, massachusetts just returned a library book. it was 99 years overdue. stanley found the book in his late mother's belongings and of course he did the right thing. he took it back to the library. the question is, did he have to pay a fine? >> it was calculated if i had to pay the fine it would come out to $384.04. if i paid a penny a day at the time. >> we are glad to get the book back because it is a book that us
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