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Feb 4, 2010 5:00am EST
came to know and love is going to china. his departure is part of a 2005 agreement. sarah similar monday joins us live tracking this bittersweet story for us this morning. >> reporter: i am. it is very sad. the public got it say their good-byes yesterday and i guess in a sense, we kind of get to say our good-byes today. we are here as he leaves for china today. tai shan's enclosure about is 100 feet or so behind me. he will be coming up through here later on this morning and over this way. he will make a turn and kind of come up towards the rest of the tv cameras you can see over there. it is a very sad day. he is returning to china as part of the agreement for a breeding program there in china in the sichuan province. let's look at the time he will be on the move. at 8:00 a.m., he will be loaded into a crate and then at 80, he will be loaded into a fedex truck. that is going to then make the trip out to dulles where he is expected to leave for dulles here at 9:00 a.m. and then he take off for china there at 12:05. here is the thing. tai shan is not going to be traveling alone. th
FOX
Jan 11, 2010 5:00am EST
albuquerque and came it the zoo just to see the pandas before the pandas left for china. >> i really wanted to see the pandas for a long time. >> reporter: he says he is sad 4 one-year-old tai shan is going back to china in the next few weeks. for amateur photographers like john bolus, tai shan's departure is even more heart breaking because his parents are next. tian tian and mei xiang are scheduled to go back to china in december. >> that is sad. we would be lucky to have them as long as we've had. >> reporter: the zoo says there is hope. they might be able to renegotiate their criminal with china this spring. it is highly unlikely anyone will want to move mei xiang if she gets pregnant meaning all eyes or tian tian to see if he and his human helpers got the job done. at the national zoo, tisha thompson, fox 5 news. >> that would be great if we had another panda. zoo officials say they've tried to artificially inseminate mei xiang at least eight times in the last seven years, most recently, last january. >>> big change as head for jay leno. the prime time experiment is apparently over. co
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Nov 25, 2010 5:00am EST
than 200 shells at each other in an artillery duel lasting almost and hour and a half. china is north korea's only ally and president obama and several other world leaders are now pushing china to do more to control north korea. china is only urging both sides to show restraint. >> i think we've got to get tougher with china about this. that is their number one ally in the region. they listen to china. that is their largest trading partner. they cannot survive without china's assistance. >> secretary of state clinton has called leaders in japan. >>> still ahead, a health alert. survying the common cold. there is no cure, of course, but there are some things can you do to fend off this virus. we'll give you a few tips. >>> we're checking your thanksgiving day weather for you. first, what are you eating for thanksgiving dinner? >> we're going to have fish, a turkey, some lobster tails. we're going to have some fried fish. >> we tried to keep it a little bit of everything. >>> we're thankful for that pretty shot. and the vehicle that it is coming through, what is that? some sort of camer
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Jan 20, 2011 5:00am EST
the dalai lama. ralliers were calling for i achange in china's human rights policy. >>> just one day after voting to repeal president obama's extension of landmark health care insurance coverage, republicans are going to work to replace they will work on a measure that directs four committee for work out provisions for health care. >>> fifty years later, president obama will help mark the anniversary of the inauguration of john f. kennedy. vice president joe biden will also pay tribute. he is scheduled to peek at a gathering of lawmaker as they honor president kennedy in the seniors in the capitol rotunda today. >>> fire crews were inside a building that had gone up in flames in parkville when the fire began raging out of control. a 44-year-old firefighter did not make it out. two other people were taken to the hospital for burns and smoke inhalation. >>> in prince george's county, investigators think a fire that killed a 9-year-old girl was an accident. it happened at a home in brentwood. the girl's parents and three sisters were also inside along with their uncle. >> she was a swee
FOX
Jun 21, 2010 5:00am EDT
connected. >>> we are following a developing story now. a deadly mining accident in china, this time at a site in the central province of henan. 7 # workers were trapped but 26 were able to escape. at this point, 46 miners are confirmed dead, likely by carbon monoxide poisoning. accidents and blasts killed more than 2600 miners in china last year alone. that is the most of any country in the world. >>> some missing hikers have been found safe near a place where three wildfires have burned near flagstaff, arizona. hundreds of people have been evacuated wind-fueled flames creptd within a few hundred feet of some of those homes even. so far, no reports of any where you aries. one of the fires were put out yesterday and police arrested a california man on suspicion of causing the first fire by leaving behind hot coals from a campfire. >>> raging flood waters turned deadly and tens of thousands of people were forced from hair homes. we'll have more details on this incredible scene. >>> a frightening scene on a subway. fire inside a tunnel leaving many injured. we'll have the details on th
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Dec 4, 2009 5:00am EST
giant panda cub tai shan is heading back to china. it is part of an agreement with the smithsonian. sherry ly joins us live from the zoo in northwest with more. >> reporter: certainly a sad announcement for a lot of folks especially for the kids. but we always knew this day was going to come. this panda bear that we have come to know and love will be going back tchina. the 4-year-old giant panda was born at the zoo on july 9th, 2005 and has drawn millions of visitors since. he has been on magazine covers and merchandise from wall paper to a postage stamp and has his own fan club. under the loan agreement for his parents, tai shan was supposed to be sent bk to china when he turned two years old. zoo paid $600,000 for the original stay. then the national zoo northed a two-year extension. now that, window is up and earlier this year, the zoo said the beloved panda would be returned. it was just a matter of when. today is the when will be answered. the zoo has scheduled a press conference later this morning with the announcement. tai shan grew before our e the size of a stick of butter
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Jan 19, 2011 5:00am EST
you very much. >>> some of the other top stories, president obama is hosting china's president tonight at a white house state dinner. the black tie affair could help smooth tensions between the united states and china. the two leaders will appear at a news conference this afternoon. they will meet with u.s. and chinese business leaders. just last night, they discussed common goals during an unusual and intimate dinner at the white house's old family dining room. >>> congress will take a final vote today on the repeal of the health care reform bill. house republicans say this is just the beginning of attempts to repeal it. some believe it will accelerate the path toward bankruptcy for the u.s. in the meantime, democrats stand behind the law. >>> the political world is mourning the loss of sargent shriver this morning. he died yesterday. he lost his battle with alzheimer's disease at the age of 95. he is being remembered for his legacy in public service. >> he was one of the people would really made the kennedy legacy happen. he was married to eunice so he was part of the family.
FOX
Dec 10, 2010 5:00am EST
about and hour but the winner is sitting in a chinese prison. china says he is a criminal and boycotting today's ceremonies in norway. in china, police are surrounding his wife's home and blocking all the foreign news reports of today's ceremony. nobel committee says it will pull out an empty chair. >>> president obama said he would sign it but republicans voted down a health bill to provide compensation to ground zero workers. the bill who provide almost $7.5 billion to responders and survivors exposed to dust from the world trade center collapse. support ares say they will true to add the measure to the massive tax cut package. >>> the queen of soul may be out of the hospital by this weekend. that news from aretha franklin's cousin. the relative told a detroit newspaper, the singer has a long life in front of her and will be back in concert. the soul singer has incurable pancreatic cancer. she is said to be doing better than doctors expected. >>> more on our fox 5 investigation. a d.c. firefighter making more than a quarter of a million dollars over the last three years without working
FOX
Jan 29, 2010 5:00am EST
in china. he is like a rock star on a officer we'll tour. fans blocking to the national zoo to see tai shan one last time in tip kiel celebrity fashion, the famous giant panda was not phased by all the attention. >> it is just so funny how he can eat for almost three hours straight and not stop. >> reporter: tai shan is leaving the zoo next thursday heading to a conservation and breeding center in china even though he was born at the national zoo back in 2005, he is still the property of china. >> it is sad. we came and saw tai shan when he was just newborn and now we've come to say good-bye and we're going to miss him. >> it is really sad. when he was born, i watched him on tv when you could get on- line and watched him on the computer. i watched him probably for the first three months every day for an hour. >> reporter: tai shan will be traveling in style when he leaves. fedex is flying him, another panda from atlanta plus a vet and an animal keeper on a special plane called the panda express. >> certainly, it is bittersweet to accompany tai shan to china. i am going to miss him
FOX
Jul 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
care law. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton says she can work with china. the secretary of state is meeting with the chinese foreign minister at a summitt in southeast asia in cambodia this morning. the u.s. has been mediating a territorial dispute between china sunday several other asian countries all over china caps claims on the south china see which is rich in natural resources. >>> there are new details this morning about congressman jesse jackson, jr.'s mist serious sickness. fox news has learned the illinois democrat is seeking treatment for a, quote, mid disorder at an arizona rehab facility. jackson has been on medical leave from congress since june 10th. at first, his office released a vague statement saying he was taking time off for exhaustion. now, the staff says he is responding positively to treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. >>> a source tells the associated press an investigation looks at issues ranging from university governance to the authority of long-time coach joe paterno. sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse last movement.
FOX
Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
virginia military institute in lexington. >>> two big tech firms in china are getting the cold shoulder from u.s. lawmakers. the house intelligence committee today releases a report warning american companies they should not do business with two chinese firms. the house panel says the firms pose a threat to national security based on recent cyberattacks traced to china. a maryland congressman spoke out last night on 60 minutes. >> we have evidence that china has been taxing us on a regular basis, even now as we speak that china has been taking a lot of our trade secrets, our papt ents from all of our different companies to do better in competition with us. -- our pat he wants from all of our different companies to do better in competition with us. >>> a shocking discovery in the boston harbor. still ahead, what was found floating in the water. >> a private rocket heads to the space station with ice cream on board. details of that mission still ahead. i wonder what flavor. >> i'm going to guess chocolate. we're here! [ giggling ] these days, nobody has time to get sick. mom, i don't feel
FOX
Sep 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
with two touchdowns. the tweet has been removed. >>> china is taking a major step toward becoming a naval super power. the country announced its first aircraft carrier has entered service. china has not said what it plans on doing with the ship other than protecting the country's coastline. the ship won't be able to carry a full load of planes and won't be ready for some time. >>> fishing boats in the china sea. they forced the groups to turn away. this happened near a group of rocky islands that japan claims as their own but taiwan and china claim as theirs. the islands are fishing grounds that could have huge gas reserves. >>> the u.s. and egypt are trying to repair relations after the attack on the u.s. embassy in cairo. secretary of state hillary clinton and egyptian president mohamed morsi met for the first time since the aks at thttackat. morsi promised to take responsibility for their security. some officials have criticized morsi for what they view as a slow response after the attacks. both clinton and morsi are in new york for the u.n. general assembly. >>> iranian presiden
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Oct 12, 2011 5:00am EDT
carrying hazardous materials. they have not fallen from the ship. >>> a bill passed dealing with china and its currency. this is the final passage of the bill that attempts to force the administration to crack down on alleged currency manipulation by china. china said this could spark a trade war and global depression. the bill now headed to the house where republican leaders have indicated they may not bring it to a vote. >>> a lawyer for the maryland man held in arube ahas filed a new appeal for his release. gary giordano's attorney asked the court to immediately release his client or at least free him penning any trial. the gaithersburg businessman is being held in connection with the presumed death of robyn gardner. giordano denies any wrongdoing. he says gardner was swept out to sea while they were snorkeling. >>> a well known gay rights activist died in his d.c. home. frank kameny coined the phrase gay is good. the d.c. human rights commission release a statement last night saying he set a path for the modern lgbt civil rights movement. a representative from the human rights camp
FOX
Mar 11, 2011 5:00am EST
top of this and bring you the latest coming up. >>> another earthquake yesterday in china. this quake hit near the border with burma. twenty-five people were killed, 250 more injured. thousands of homes and buildings were toppled. rescue crews in china still digging to save people trapped under the rubble there. >>> now to the developing troubles for d.c. mayor vincent gray. there are new allegations of nepotism in mayor gray's administration. the claims surfaced at a committee meeting yesterday for discuss higher salaries. several city council members took swipe at one another over a draft report into the mayor's hiring practices. >> when we want to face it or not, the impression has been made that that in in city, you have to no someone in the mayor's office to get a job. >> when we hear of people have gotten $30,000 or $40,000 pay increases, that requires an explanation. >>> councilmember david catania pointed out he says he does not believe the mayor is to blame for these things. >>> nfl players and owners still at that northing table facing a 5:00 p.m. deadline today to come to a
FOX
Apr 5, 2010 5:00am EDT
he is not satisfied with where we are with exports to china. >>> good morning to you. little monday morning. it is april 5th. temperatures are off to a really nice start on this monday morning following easter. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. welcome to fox 5 morning news this monday morning. a blockbuster deal for the redskins that is overshadowing the nationals opening day. the redskins have nabbed donovan mcnabb. >>> out west, a 7.2 earthquake rocks baja california, mexico. two people are ad. they are having a lot of aftershocks too now. >> we'll keep an eye on that plus all the big sports news of the day. let's check in with tony and get the word on the weather after the weekend. >> it was a antastic weekend. the only bad part was for the allergy sufferers. we'll continue to see very warm weather for today as well. we'll show you how things are shaping up across the region at this hour with our current conditions right now. our temperature at reagan national airport, 58 degrees. relative humidity, 70%. the wind are calm. barometric pressure, 30.13. here a look at the
FOX
May 12, 2010 5:00am EDT
before deciding whether to file any charges. >>> in china, officials say a man stabbed and killed seven kindergarten children and one teacher before taking his own life. this is the sixth attack on a kindergarten or elementary school since late march. this comes despite police stepping up their presence and additional security cameras have been placed in schools across china. >>> also watching a story of joe biden's oldest son now recovering from what doctors say was a mild stroke. 41-year-old bo biden is said to have full motor and speech skills and is expected to make a full recovery. he is being treated at a philadelphia hospital. he is delaware's attorney general as well as an iraq war veteran. >>> afghan president hamid karzai heads to the white house today to meet with president obama as part of a four-day trip to the u.s. meant to improve relations between the two nations. the u.s. military currently building up troops in afghanistan in an effort to beat back the taliban, stabilize the country and start bringing troops home in july 2011. >>> people are picking up the pieces
FOX
Oct 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> making headlines this morning, in northeast d.c., police say they are looking for whomever shot and killed a man in broad daylight. the map was shot on eighth street near florida avenue yesterday afternoon right next to gallaudet university. police haven't said whether the victim was a student at the university. >>> fairfax county police believe a serial groper has struck again. this is a stretch of the suspect. the latest case involved a 25- year-old woman who says she was walking near the commerce street bus stop when a man walked up behind her, grabbed her and groped her. police say it is the sixth case they're investigating. >>> in this morning's health alert. twelve people have now died from the fungal men initis outbreak and health officials in maryland report another case in the state. -- the fungal meningitis outbreak. the c dc says there are 135 cases of the illness nationwide with deaths in 10 states. >>> controversy at
FOX
Oct 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
spends is borrowed. much of it from countries like china. he's not just wasting money, he's borrowing it and then wasting it. we can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> a former bus driver convicted of intentionally driving into a build is gettingied for learn her fate. theresa douglas drove her bus through the employee lounge at the accokeek school bus lost in december. she had posted on facebook she was done fighting and talking and ready to go to jail. >>> also making headline this morning a 4 engineered montgomery county boy lucky to an life after falling nearly 90 feet from an apartment window. this happened at the park montgomery comfort plex in -- complex last night. police are investigating if he was being watched or home alone at the time. incredibly, police say the boy was alert and talking in the ambulance. >>> a boxing legend and hometown hero way big announcement in our area. >> coming up next, sugar ray leonard with a project to help families in our area. we'll get the details coming up next. >> it got cool out t
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
seminary road. >>> death toll in china out of a massive earthquake has reached about 400. officials say the magnitude 6.9 quake struck a western province near tibet. an estimated 8,000 people hurt. buildings and homes toppled, phone lines knocked down. that is hampering the communication efforts, of course. that quake followed by a series of aftershocks. >>> another big story we are following this morning, more than 200 d.c. teachers may have lost their jobs because air math mistake. schools chancellor michelle rhee had been working from a budget that said the average teacher salary was $81,000 a year. it turns out it is actually $67,000. now, the school system is running a surplus. fox 5's bob barnard has more. >> reporter: after three years of negotiations, the washington teachers union and d.c. public schools reached a new contract agreement announced last wednesday. >> at the end of the day, it puts teachers first and teachers, of course, put kids first. >> reporter: it is a contract that includes merit pay for teachers but also an understanding. >> that this notion that exist that teac
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May 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >>> developing in china, a flip- flop on asylum. the blind chinese dissident claims that threats made against his wife made him change his mind about staying in country. he claims warnings from officials at the american embassy made him change his mind ads well but u.s. officials say that is not the case. the diplomatic struggle is playing out as america's top diplomat is in beijing for high level talks. >>> new details this morning in the hazing death of a college drum major. >> up next, more than a dozen people are now charged in this. we'll get the late of as we check more headlines on the other side. what's going on? installing cable. you know this is an ikea, right? yes, but look at this sofa! it's so comfortable. we don't want to leave. have you been living here? can i have dinner at michael's house? they're having meatballs. don't be back too late. you know it gets dark when they shut off the lights. okay. i can stay. you know, you can just buy the sofas and take them home, today. for a limited time, get up to 15% back on select seating. ikea, the life improvement store. [
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May 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
you the embassy stand overin china is making headlines this morning. united states secretary. state hillary clinton is about to arrive in the chinese capital later on this morning but her visit is being overshadowed by the case i'm blind chinese activist who is rumored to be holed up inside the american embassy. before leaving for beijing, secretary clinton refused to talk about the case. >> i'm not going to address the specific case at this time. i have a full agenda of many issues of great concern to us including human rights and the freedom and free movement of people inside china. >> annual high-level strategic and economic talks are set to begin in china's capital city on thursday. >>> the man whose name became better known after a documentary rent went viral is now trying to outrun international forces. american special forces joined the search for joseph kony. he is port of the lords salvation army a central african guerilla group known for kidnapping thousands of children around forcing them to fight and kill people. about 10 members of his forces have been killed or capture
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Oct 4, 2010 5:00am EDT
supreme court runs from today through next june. >>> no >>> now to china where a -- >>> a lot of times we hear about ferris wheels or roller coasters that get stuck in the middle of the ride. >> this one has an extra element of danger we'll hear why crews had to race to rescue people. >> here is a look at the streets outside. it is a little wet out there. wave got some rain showers and we'll continue to see some rain today and it will be a cool day, folks. of a got the complete forecast coming up. julie wright will have a look at traffic. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back. th.ou fiber one chewy bar. how'd you do that? do what? it tastes too good to be fiber. you made it taste like chocolate. it has 35% of your daily value of fiber. do it again. turn it into something tasty. this guy's doing magic. there's chocolate chips in here now. how'd you do that? right! tasty fiber, that's a good one! ok, umm...read her mind. what's she thinking? that's right! i'm not thinking anything! [ male announcer ] fiber one chewy bars. cardboard no. delicious yes. >>> we'll take a look o
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Sep 14, 2012 5:00am EDT
] this is america's manufacturing when president obama took office. this is china's. under obama, we've lost over half a million manufacturing jobs and for the first time, china's beating us. seven times obama could've stopped china's cheating. seven times he refused. it's time to stand up to the cheaters, and make sure we protect jobs for the american people. [ male announcer ] barack obama: failing to stop cheating. failing american workers. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> it looks like there could be a light at the end of the tunnel for the chicago school system. leads are on both side of the teachers strike are meeting again today and say they are optimistic a deal could be reached soon. it is the fifth day of no classes for 350,000 students city-wide. some varsity athletes are worried they'll lose playoff and championship opportunities and maybe even miss out on scholarships if they can't take the field. >> the federal government should be able to get by money- wise for the next six months at least. the house last night approved temporary funding legislation. it wil
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Aug 16, 2010 5:00am EDT
could help save a life. >>> china claims victory over japan. details of the financial knockout punch. you are watching fox 5 morning news. rd >>> the commander in afghanistan says it is usual to catch osama bin laden. >> he remains an iconic figure. i think capturing or killing osama bin laden is still a very, very important task. >> general pet ray petraeus says i well not cave to political pressure when it comes to withdrawing troops. south first family is back at the white house. they spent the weekend on the gulf coast. they went to show support for the local economy and boost tourism. they took eye boat ride and leaned over the bow to watch porpoises swim by. the obamas will spend 10 days at martha's vineyard. that is their official summer vacation. >>> in economic news, while the economy remains stagnant, china's remains booming. china grew faster than japan in the second quarter. japan has held the number two spot behind the united states since 1968. >>> a little girl in need, a popular rap artist is stepping up big. rapper 50-cent make august donation that could help save a l
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Jun 22, 2010 5:00am EDT
imimportanted from china. it affects thousands of american homes. it is linked to health problems and it is leading to expensive repairs as home owners are forced to replace everything from the drywall itself to the electrical wiring, even smoke alarms. as melanie alnwick found out, there might be some relief now. >> reporter: the first thing that hit home owners affected by toxic drywall is the smell. a rotten egg odor caused by hydrogen sulfite gas. >> it is a nightmare. >> that is exactly it. >> it is a nightmare. >> reporter: then comes the cost the wilsons are spending their retirement money to rip out and replace all the damage, at least 100,000 home owners in 37 states appear the district of columbia are having to do the same thing. >> this is quite expensive to repair. >> reporter: the sulfite gas causes metal to corrode. the consumer product safety commission says to look out for chinese-made drywall installed between 2001 and 2008. >> the manufacturer stamps are always on the back side of drywall. if it says american, there is a pretty good bet your house does not have c
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Jan 10, 2011 5:00am EST
. >>> coming up next, u.s. defense secretary robert gates in china meeting with officials there. >> we'll tell you what has the united states concerned as we check more headlines. stay with us. 3q it's a beautiful day inside when you use lysol neutra air fabric mist. it kills 99.9% of bacteria on soft surfaces and eliminates odors at their source better than febreze. so now a fresh home is the sign of a healthy home. for tips on a healthy home, visit lysol.com/missionforhealth. more bold flavor!onds! more variety! more value! more of what you want... not what you don't. blue diamond almonds. (play-by-play announcer) it's up and it is... good! more than a snack. >>> more help is on the way for thousands of flood victims in australia. ten people have been killed since late november and about 200,000 affected by the aftermath of torrential downpours. the government will provide financial assistance to help out those struggling to make ends meet because of this disaster. people living in low-lying areas are being told to protect their valuables from potential damage. >>> robert gate
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Aug 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
good will trip to china by the georgetown men's basketball team has turned into an international incident on the basketball court. someone caught video of the fight with a cell phone camera. it is stunning to look at a hoy actual basketball player and chinese players in an all high pressure out brawl. plays are hit by chairs, water bottles thrown. we know there were several incidents during the game. it was stopped twice, once after an argument and again after a chinese player yelled at coach thompson. after game stopped a third time, both benches emptied. >>> more than a week in the verizon strict now and some customer are paying the price. many of the nearly 45,000 workers who walked off job are same workers who fix your phone lines. without them, some customers have lost service. striking verizon workers in falls church pace back and forth on the picket line in six- hour shifts. >> i could be out here doing my job and satisfying soft merz. >> reporter: but he is not. and customers are suffering. >> collateral damage. >> the last phone call came in was on august 8th around 8:13
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00am EDT
borrowed. much of it from countries like china. he's not just wasting money, he's borrowing it and then wasting it. we can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> welcome back to fox 5 morning news. live look outside at the u.s. capitol dome at 5:15 in the morning as we get things moving. and weather, we'll talk a little bit about our weather situation. chilly yesterday morning. not bad right now. >> gorgeous yesterday afternoon. i mean beautiful. >> mid-70s. >> i was outside the whole time. we were down outside with yard work and we said is there anything else because we feel bad about going inside. >> i have to check out your yard. >> do you know how many acorns we had to pick up. it is crazy. >> at my house, i just look out the window. >> you just leave everything. >> i watch the seasons go by. >> i don't want to know what is in your yard. >> we still have a a lot of leaves to deal with. they haven't fallen yet. >> i know. they're getting ready. >> i just cut the trees down. never mind. >> don't go there. >> 68 in washington. a nice,
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Dec 23, 2010 5:00am EST
tian are head back to china. >>> also coming up, we'll have a look at today's forecast. another cold one on tap. we'll delve into the problematic weekend forecast as well. also, lauren demarco is here to take a look at what is happening with the roadways. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back.  >>> we have good news for panda lovers. china has granted an extension of its 10-year lease of two i- 90 pandas at the national zoo. mei xiang and tian tian will remain in d.c. for how long is still being worked out with officials in china. scientists are already landing for mei xiang's upcoming breeding season. experts have been disappointed that the only offspring produced was tai shan. he has been such a rock star. >> we don't want to give him a complex. >> maybe we'll get a little panda cub sometime soon. >> that would be great. >> here what is we are going to get soon and we've got them already. windy conditions and there is snow in the forecast. big question marks about the snowstorm. we'll talk about it in just a moment. our temperatures are primarily i
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Nov 14, 2011 5:00am EST
: john huntsman served as ambassador to china for the first two years of the obama administration. >> we should be reaching out to our allies and constituencies within china. they are called the young people. they are called the internet generation. we can't just sit back and let china run all over us. >> reporter: south carolina is key for republican primary voters since 1980, the winner of the south carolina primary has gone on to win the republican nomination every time. in atlanta, elizabeth prann, fox news. >>> a trip to the gas station could soon take more money out of your bank account. >> a push to get some drivers to pay more at the pump. stay with us. take the finish h challenge. my name is ashley and my blog is not without salt. when i take pictures of my food, you don't want to see spots on the dishes. i was using cascade actionpacs. they just didn't have that spot free look. when i took the finish challenge, i was thrilled. as soon as i opened up the dishwasher, i could tell there was a difference. my dishes had a shine on them. this little guy right here makes my dis
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Nov 18, 2010 5:00am EST
. >> it is a chain that has to be broken. >> it is like mixing going to china and a few people that want the government to pay for everything which is not true. i want the government to help make everyone self-sufficient. >> i think we can agree that an effective welfare program who give parents the help they need to take care of the children and give them the tools they need to look for a job and hold emact believe. in the middle of an economic recession, it just doesn't seem right or effective to think a time limit will work. >> critics said children and adults will be left homeless and hungry. >> nobody is interested in putting the 8,000 people off the rolls now. >> wayne says he is learning. >> how to maintain eye contact, how to maintain proper speech. how to maintain body language. how to answer the questions correctly. >> he has had three job interviews in the last sick weeks. he says all he needs now is a chance. >> that was beth parker reporting. 8,000 people could be dropped immediately if this bill passes. councilman tommy wells says he is not going to move this bill forward.
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Apr 29, 2010 5:00am EDT
incident of this sort in two days in china. on wednesday, a man broke into a school and wounded 15 students in a knife attack. >>> no explosives were found on board a flight bound for dulles. the plane was divertedded to north carolina because of a threatening message. the flight land safely in greensboro. somebody found the word bomb written on a bathroom mirror on the plane. the tsa says no one was arrested and the plane made it to dulles. >>> new rules for airlines start today. they will not be able to strand passengers on the tarmac for more than three hours now. and the transportation secretary is warning the airlines that the new rules will be strictly enforced. ray l. hood says airlines could be fined $27,000 per passenger. the new rules come after passengers were stranded overnight on a continental flight at an airport in minnesota last august. in addition to that three-hour rule, airlines have to provide footed and water after two hours of sitting on the tarmac. >>> it took 10 years but the u.s. women's gymnastic teams from the 2000 summer olympics has been awarded a bonds
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Oct 27, 2010 5:00am EDT
he will face assault charges solve the china has the shine -- with face assault charges. >>> china has the record for at fastest train. china wants to have 10,000 miles of high-speed rail in operation in the next two years. >>> the wizards are getting set to tip off the new season. all eyes will be on the rookie sensation john wall. is he red question to take on the big boy? >> the sports junkies will join us to talk a little round ball coming up next th.ou >>> welcome back. before --wee have a wet wednesday morning. at this time yesterday, we encouraged you to watch raising hope on fox last night for a chance to one an xbox or an ipod touch. you need to correctly answer the question about the show on the screen right now. what did sabrina and jimmy dress up as for halloween? >> to enter, go it our web site at myfoxdc.com. find the contest on the entertainment page. you can enter until 10:00 this morning. the contest rules are online. you must be at least and be a legal resident of d.c., virginia or maryland. we'll pick two winners by random drawing today. >> the prizes are pretty
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> a massive fire at a commercial building in california. about 150 firefighters responded to this fire. five were treated for minor injuries. the building is a total loss. no word on what time of busiding housed. >>> the state department is expected to present its findings to congress in the investigation of last month's attacks on the u.s. consulate which kid u.s. ambassador chris steve an and three other americans. yesterday, department said it did not believe the attacks were linked to protests over an anti-is a is lambic film made in the u.s. new documents suggest there was an internal disagreement about the amount of security needed at the consulate. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the shooting of a 14-year-old girl in pakistan. the teen activist was shot twice while riding on a bus that was taking children home from school. the unknown gunman asked for her by name and then shot her in the head and neck. she is s
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Feb 18, 2010 5:00am EST
earthquake struck where china, russia and north korea all meet. >>> today, president obama will meet with the dalai lama at the white house. news of of the meeting is not going over well in china. beijing has long accused the dalai lama of being a separatist who seek to overthrow chinese rule. >>> tomorrow being tiger talks. he is not taking questions. he went into hiding after a crash on thanksgiving and later admitted he cheated on his wife. the timing is in question because it will happen during the accent your match play championship and certainly steal attention from the first big event of the year. accent your was the first sponsor to drop tiger woods. our web poll question is this. do you think tiger's wife elin will be by his side tomorrow. that is the focus of our web poll. do you think she will show or forgo the media blitz. >>> also following the continued crackdown on distracted drivers. first cell phones, than texting. we'll tell you what some local lawmakers want to ban now. >>> hold onto your hand at the airport. another new security measure. we'll explain that. >>> coming up i
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Oct 6, 2011 5:00am EDT
the globe. stay with us.  >>> even china mourning the loss of steve jobs. chinese apple fans packed into china's biggest apple store. they said they came to pay tribute to one of the world's most innovative leaders. >>> d.c. police investigating an accident involving one ever their officers. it happened last night around 10:00. an officer driving in an unmarked police cruise are hit a pedestrian. the victim suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive. so far, no word on exactly what caused the accident. >>> prince george's county police also trying to determine if the same man is behind two assaults on two metro passengers. they both happened in the early- morning hours near the suitland station within the last two weeks. each time, the suspect dragged a woman across the street to an abandoned building. he sexually assaulted one of them. another broke free and got away. >>> jury deliberation will resume today in the trial of a virginia woman accused of throwing her granddaughter to her death last year. defense attorneys say carmela de la rosa was insane wh
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Aug 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
. in a statement, the president says, quote: , quote: the news sanctions or on foreign banks in china and iraq. but iran's president insists his country can with stand them and calls the penalties unfair. >>> author gore vidal who broke taboos in the '60s and '70s by writing about homosexual characters has passed way. his nephew says he died last night of come indications from pneumonia. he was a novelist and essayist and playwright and will be remembered as much for his outspokenness and scorn for popular culture as for his writing career. >>> it had many people calling police and fox 5 news. >> we are getting a look at the military's experimental aircraft that caused a pretty big stir on the roads. >> we'll have the details on a wet forecast for your wednesday and julie wright has a look at your traffic. that is coming up after the break.  . >>> let's just take a look at some lights over washington, d.c. right now. we can do that. we like to be able to do that. at least we can see them out there. it is still humid outside but not too hazy as of yet. tucker,
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00am EDT
about iran, libya and china among others. prep rigs have been under way at lynn university in boca raton, florida. the school has spent $5 million preparing for tonight's debate. >>> our new show starts tonight. fox 5 news edge you decide 2012. we'll have certainly coverage of both local and national races. it begins at 6:30 and runs for two weeks until election day. e >>> making headlines this morning, wisconsin police say the shooting at a spa is related to a domestic dispute between the gunman and his estranged wife who worked there. 45-year-old radcliffe hotten shot seven people inside the spa killing three including himself. >> we were expecting an armed encounter if we did come across him. when we did eventually get into that locked area, we did determine that he, in fact, was dead. >> his wife was granted a restraining order against him just two weeks ago after he slashed her car tires. this is the second mass shooting in wisconsin this year. back in august, a gunman opened fire at a sikh temple killing six people. >>> montgomery county police are searching for the person re
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Jul 5, 2010 5:00am EDT
have happened. >> reporter: that rider says it happened saturday at the gallery place china twiewn stop. gentleman the door closed so hard on that stroller. >> reporter: there was an incident last thursday. alicia says she is still mortified that her little boy was trapped in a closing door at the woodley park metro station. somebody this h. to help her get the doors open. >> i want some acknowledgement that there was an issue with my door as well and that something is being taken care of. >> metro says the problem is unrelated to the door issues being dealt with right now. then this is the timing of the removal of the railcars. they say they have simulated the opening in a controlled environment and now know the cause of the problem. the 4000 series metro cars have been in use since the mid 1980s. metro says they have isolated the problem. engineers are working to repair it. and as those cars are repaired, they will be put back in service. live outside metro center, i'm stacy cohan. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a man hit by a metro train over the weekend has died. it happened just be
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Apr 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
to a new agreement on adoption procedures. >>> now to the devastation that is unfolding in china. part of the country is in shambles after several strong earthquakes. more than # hundred people have been killed and officials now say more than 9000 were injured. that quick hit a mountainous tibetan region. rescuers are digging through the rubble to try to find survivors. they say schools are among the men buildings brought down by the quake. >>> the fallout from last week's deadly mine explosion in west virginia is having ripple effects across the state. the governor has ordered all underground mines to be inspect the. set regulators will begin checking mines that have been warned about explosive risks within the last year. >>> another big story we are following, there is fallout over beating of a university of maryland student at the hands of prince george's county police. it happened on march 3rd in college park as students took to the streets to celebrate a maryland win over duke. >> 21-year-old jack mckenna is seen on the tape walking up to park police on horse back and get ag
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Jan 6, 2012 5:00am EST
. >> reporter: we're sailing into the past from pores lap china to precious jewelry, today aboard the intrepid, a special preview of historic items from the titanic. >> there are more than 5500 such artifacts that started being recovered in 1987. >> things that were used by passengers in first, second and third class. there are examples of the special service and car a parisian first chas china as well as a second class dining plate and a third class cup and saucer. >> reporter: 1517 passengers died when the titanic sank. today, a rare glimpse of their personal items. all of these artifact will go up for auction in april almost exactly 100 years since that fateful day when the titanic set off if its voyage to america. >> the artifacts were retrieved from the debris field surrounding the actual ship. the ship itself remains untouched just as a sacred item. >> and that auction coming up in just a couple of months. >>> a major flood for a popular mail order catalogue. the photograph in a children's catalogue. >>> harry thomas no longer a d.c. council member. details on his rest you go na
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Jun 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
from. >>> new in china this morning, it is all quiet in china's tiananmen square 23 years after the bloody crackdown on pro democracy students. there has been little official comment of the crackdown but there are reports that police beat activists in the republican-up to today's anniversary. we still don't know exactly how many people died when military tanks crushed a two-month student protest on june 4th, 1989. >>> some tragic and tense moments for pilots fighting wildfires out west. one air tanker went down in rugged terrain near the utah- nevada border on sunday afternoon. two people on board were killed. they were helping to fight a blaze that started friday after a lightning strike. >>> a scary story out of arizona where a baby was found in an intersection in the middle of the night. police say the mother allegedly left the one-month-old boy on top of the car's roof and drove off. they say the suspect, who is 19 years old, had allegedly been smoking marijuana with her boyfriend earlier in the evening. babies now in the cut did i have arizona child protective services. the mot
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Nov 4, 2011 5:00am EDT
central china. rescue are working to save 57 trapped coal mine are. a small earthquake triggered a rock explosion thursday. several workers were able to escape but four were killed in the blast. crews are digging a small rescue tunnel 1600 feet deep to try to reach the dozen whose remain trapped in the shaft. >>> japan bailing out the operator of the nuclear power plant damaged in the earthquake and tsunami. more than $11 billion in aid will go to tokyo power company to cover the massive cost of the decontamination and dismantling of the reactors. >>> in a few hours, we will get the latest snapshot on the country's unemployment. labor department will release the october jobs report at 8:30. economists expect it to show that the economy added 100,000 jobs last month but more than twice that none is needed to lower the unemployment rate which is expected to remain at 9.1%. >>> u.s. intelligence officials say computer attacks by foreign governments are on the rise. in a new report, they say china and russia are attacking our research and development through their intelligence services
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Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
shoreline of northeastern china. it is cover wade blanket of algae. this is the scene about 400 miles south of beijing. swimmer say it is not just messy, it is smelly. >> but they're still there. >> some people dive in no matter what. evenle kids are helping with the clean-up. >> not what you want for your beach vacation. >> what is going on there? why is it happening? >> we should ask the weather guy that one day. >> oh, great. >> my parents are actually in china. they said extreme heat. >> that would contribute to that actually. >> that might have been v. something to do -- that might have something to do with that. >> it does. let's take a look at your weather headlines for today. i bet you can guess what it is about. would it be about heat? yes, blazing heat. you've been hearing the reports about what is going on in the plains and midwest and south. that heat is headed east. it will work its way in here during the next couple of days. today, just regular heat. take a look at the current temperatures around the region. right now, we are at 08 degrees here in the district. 80 in d.c
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Apr 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >>> india has developed a nuclear warhead capable of hitting areas in china. china till has missiles that can travel twice as far. >>> the head of the united nations says syria is failing to live up to the cease-fire agreement. he says there is still time to make progress on the week-old truce. he is calling for more observers to be sent to syria. the u.n. general secretary is calling for another 300. >>> what a disaster this was. restaurants just gutted with mud and water. it has been one year since the washington harbor water front was hit by the massive flood and it has been a long, hard road back for some of the restaurants there. >> some businesses still have not totally recovered. we'll have that coming up next. plus a look at your weather and traffic. stay with us. time now is 5:12. and you know that you're walking for such a great cause that you just keep going. (man) that you have all these people coming together for one common goal. (woman) the goal is to bring an end to breast cancer. (woman) the fund-raising was the easiest part. people were very giving. complete stranger
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Apr 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
weekend, killing three crew members and leaving one person missing. >>> the u.s. and china are hoping for a bit of quick diplomacy. a chinese activist escaped house arrest last week and sought refuge at the u.s. embassy in beijing. officials want the matter cleared up before secretary of state hillary clinton arrives in china later this week for talks. he had a chance to leaf the country right after his escape, but instead went to beijing. >>> there may be missiles at the london olympics this summer they could be stationed on the rooftop of an apartment block in east london. soldiers are said to be stationed at the site for two months. residents have been warned about the weapons. >>> freedom tower is set to become the tallest building in new york city today. workers will erect steel columns to make it a little over 1250 feet high. that is a little enough am to peak over the roof of the observation deck of the empire state building. >>> up next, more incentives to tell the truth. this monday we'll explain, coming up [ femae uses dove. molly, ordinary soap. would they switch? notice a diff
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Oct 18, 2010 5:00am EDT
been forced to evacuate their homes in southern china because of severe flooding there. several people are still missing and to make matters worse, more heavy rains are expected this week. also, 20 people are feared dead in an ," vietnam. vietnamese officials believe the bus they were on was swept away by the fast-moving water. >>> in central shine a rescue workers fear the worst for seven trapped coal miners where they found four bodies early this morning. that brings the death toll from last week's deadly explosion to 30. the good news is # hundred miner and have survived. police are tightening security around the main today today blocking access and forcing reporters to leave. -- the good news is 200 miners have survived. >>> many of the men rescued from the chilean mine last week have returned for a special mass. the ceremony honored the men's safe rescue. many are now searching for new jobs because the mine company has filed for bankruptcy. all but one of the miners is now out of the hospital. >>> new reports that france is the latest target for a planned terror attack. saudi arab
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Jun 7, 2013 5:00am EDT
big g summit with the president of china that kicks off inf california later on tonight. >> 1 of the topics is the cyber hacking of u.s. secrets.. president obama will be meetingn the chinese president at a luxurious estate in palm palm springs. they are due to talk about north korea. the chinese president is is expected to express strat tejics, china he sees the the rebalancing of the forces in the pacific as its effort to hamper its expansion. >>> a mission of the first dayfy of hearings at the baltimorebalo correction center.coon they testified that the head of security at the detention centet failed a polygraph test aimed at weeding out corrupt staff members before she was fired.fi 13 female correction officersn i were indicted in april for for helping gang members smuggle drugs, cell phones and money moe into the jail. four of those officers even became pregnant by the ring leader. >>> today is the deadline fore r them to submit their plans for r developing the teachersteachers guidelines. they have not been able to agree with the state. maryland requirements demand that sta
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Nov 19, 2010 5:00am EST
reporter melanie alnwick spoke with the cpsc chairman. >> reporter: you've made several trips to china. what have you done to make toys safer. >> we want people to know that 80% of the toys sold in the united states are manufactured in china. we have opened up an office in beijing. we have met several times with the shine keys officials so we are working hard to make sure that we prevent hazards on the front end rather hand always having to recall on the back end i think we all remember that lead was such a big issue and that has stopped. what has changed in the last year is that we have a new law that congress passed in 2008. the toy standards were voluntary. when congress passed the act several years ago, they gave us the authority to make them mnd -- mandatory, which we have. >> reporter: deaths are down but injuries are up. >> injuries are up. our data show that there were 186,000 injuries in 2009 and those injuries can be preventible if people follow simple steps. the first one is buy a product that is appropriated for your child. make sure that you get an age- appropriate toy and
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Apr 27, 2010 5:00am EDT
china got into i tight spot. she thought she found the perfect place to hide. she got stuck between two buildings and was trapped for hours. rescue cries had to dig a hole and tear down one of the walls to get her out. >>> venezuela's president hugo chavez is responding to a pentagon report that found an a late unit from iran's revolutionary guard is stationed in his country. chavez says the report is totally false and that the united states could be looking for an excuse to attack vent discal -- to attack venezuela. >>> coming up in just a few moments, we'll bring you latest on today's forecast a few showers out there early this morning but improving conditions later. we'll update out drive into work. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back.  >>> hollywood has been saved, at least the hollywood sign, the famous one in los angeles. saved now thanks in big part to hugh hefner. he donated the last $900,000 to save the nearly 140 acres of land behind the sign. private donations came in from all 50 states an ten foreign countries. >> that is great. that wo
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