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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
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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 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 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
Jul 27, 2010 5:00am EDT
assertive china. some claim the maneuvers were moved away from china as a concession to beijing. >> we reserve the right to anywhere in international waters anywhere in the world in the future. >> reporter: exercises are expected to run two more days. >>> still ahead on fox 5 morning news, sarah? >> it will be deja vu on your drive in to work once again today as people will notice traffic signals out around the montgomery county area as crews strug toll restore power around the region. we'll have the latest on the power outages coming up when fox 5 morning news returns. ies shh c >>> welcome back on tuesday morning. we had the storms roll through on sunday but the impact still being felt this morning for your morning commute. >> you see the vehicle just blowing through the intersections. you would get a couple of people to stop and wait and you get some people would don't even think about it and drive right through. >> take a look at the sky. how pretty that is this morning. >> it looks good. >> i was telling tucker it was 63 degrees at home which was nice and cool. >> we have a lot of
FOX
Oct 16, 2012 5:00am EDT
. 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. and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. >>> let's take another look at the woodrow wilson bridge this morning. traffic is picking up out there on a chillier start to your day. >> it has goten cool out. temperature are in the 40s. we are in the low 50s here in town. it is going to be a noticeably cooler day but it should be a beautiful day. a lot of sunshine expected. guaranteed dry tuesday. >> guaranteed dry. >> giving the joe namath guarantee right now. >> st
FOX
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
FOX
Dec 18, 2012 5:00am EST
european stocks and u.s. futures all up after signs of a recovery in china and hopes for a new stimulus in japan. right now, it is 5:37. taking a short break. we'll be right back in a moment.  [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.48 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make your holiday merrier than ever before. safeway. ingredients for life. it sparks a movement. because people can't keep it to themselves. look ! no ugly spots ! awesome! incredible shine. i'm switching for good. love, love, love finish! over a million people have switched to finish. visit us on facebook. >>> we have breaking news from overseas to report. the president of iraq was hospitalized this morning. at first, this was no reason given. but now we are given reports that he had a stroke. doctors are
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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,
FOX
Feb 8, 2011 5:00am EST
cartoon characters you are seeing here to the great wall of china. all out of ice and snow. about 300 work of art are featured in this spectacle, expected to attract about two million people. that is pretty impressive. >> every time we show that kind of stuff, it is just amazing that they are able to do that. >> i did go see our ice show that we had in december at the gaylord. that was incredible. >> i went last year. >> really good work. >> beautiful. >> i hope we are he not going to see any ice around here any time soon. >> no. we did have overnight precipitation. it was all rain. temperatures not cold enough for it to be freezing and nor has anything frozen overnight in our immediate area because the temperature have been warm. we will see our temperatures drop though during the course of the day. so let's jump right in, show you what is happening out there. want to start with radar. we did talk about euro night -- overnight precip. i think it is done. the rain showers have pushed off to the east. there is some snow out to the west but that is in west virginia and it is of no real
FOX
Oct 19, 2010 5:00am EDT
up to 140 miles per hour. the storm is expected to make landfall in vietnam and china later this week. >>> a huge drug bust in mexico as mexican authorities say they seized 105 tons of marijuana. this was in tijuana. that is # -- that is $340 million worth of drugs. it was reportedly headed for sale if the u.s. this was the biggest marijuana bust in mexico if recent areas. >>> the chilean president paid a special visit to london yesterday. he gave british prime minister david cameron a rock from the bottom of the mine. he says it's symbol of the effort to turn the disaster turned success story into an international image makeover. >>> here a familiar headline. a commuter alert for metro riders. get ready for more delays on two metro lines. >>> details of more maintenance work and we'll tell you which lines you may want to avoid and when. >>> also coming up, we'll bring you the latest on today's forecast. you might need the umbrella early this morning. julie wright is here to tell us what is happening on the roads. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back. th.ou >>> welcome
FOX
Nov 7, 2011 5:00am EST
bigger market than china for u.s. product. there are no big economic numbers coming out this week and investors will be watching european more than they did last week when we saw huge volatility based on what has already happened on the greek stage. in new york, brenda butner, fox news. >>> some arm lagging news about the wealth gap in the united states. a new report finds a disparity between the young and old is the widest on record. the typical u.s. household headed by a person aged 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a house old headed by someone under 35. according to an analysis of census data. >>> we'll check with tony after the break. we'll get an update on the forecast. also a check on traffic from julie wright. that is coming up next. >>> plus, today's top story, a maryland college student brutally murdered. the latest from police plus a look at the big picture of campus crime. we'll be back after this. and melty cheese served toasted on freshly baked italian bread. get it pronto, cuz this november only, it joins our everyday $5 footlongs! subway. eat fresh. ♪
FOX
Jun 17, 2010 5:00am EDT
injuries. >>> a man was trapped for four hours at a flood gate in china to keep himself from being swept way. it took rescue ares hours to finally pull him to safety. the powerful rain storms that kill at least 4 # people and dozens are still missing. >>> the former college professor already accused of a shooting rampage in alabama now faces murder charges stemming back to 1986. amy bishop was indicted in the killing of her brother in a shooting that was first routed an accident. at the time, officials thought she pulled the trigger while trying to unload a shotgun. authorities admit there were mistake in that case. >>> now to mysterious deaths in massachusetts where police are searching for a man whose family was found dead in his home near boston. police say they want to talk to thomas mortimer iv. his two children ages four and two along with their mother and grandmother were all found dead. not clear how they died. mortimer is missing. >>> a flight attendant was forced to take over the cockpit when the pilot became ill in midair. american airline flight 1612 left san francisco for ch
FOX
Dec 8, 2010 5:00am EST
high-ranking diplomats to china next week. the white house also sent joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen to south korea. >>> actor wesley knipes is defending himself in the last days of freeddom. he is set to report to a pennsylvania prison tomorrow for failing to pay taxes. in an interview, he didn't directly blame his financial advisors but did say he relied on the advice of tax professionals. he didn't believe he deserve as a three-year prison sentence and his case has been misrepresented in the media. >>> still ahead, newly elected prince george's county councilmember leslie johnson attended her first meeting and said exactly two words. her colleagues made a strong statement. >> the prince george's county council limits the power of indicted councilmember leslie johnson. what she will and won't be allowed to do. >>> it is going to be cold today. i suppose that is not a shock to you. it will be very cold and we'll have details on that and a look at this morning's rush hour traffic from julie wright. here is a look at 395 at the pentagon. not bad at all. stay with us. fox 5
FOX
Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
some success. eight cubs were born in captivity in china last year. now they're enjoying their new playground at the giant panda research center. aren't they adorable? >> yes. >> the equipment and toys were designed to keep the pandas motivated and teach them independence. keepers give the pandas treats to encourage them to use the playground. i just want to take one home with me! >> can't do that. >> i know. look at his little legs! they don't look real. >> they don't. i'm with you on that. >> they're so cute, they don't look real. >> and there are far fewer in the world that you think. like in the hundreds. very small number. good that they're havg success with these programs. >>> it is 5:11 now on this thursday morning. i almost said tuesday. had to think about that for a second. it is thursday. the weekend is drawing closer. 67 warm degrees outside our studios. veronica, what about everywhere else? >> everywhere else, it's warm, too, but it's a little wet in some spots. just look at the radar. you can see that rain sliding right north of us. some thunderstorms now north of colu
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Dec 30, 2010 5:00am EST
: hoffmeister says the skyrocketing number of new cars in china and an economic recovery here in the u.s. will drive prices to $5. taking those same factors into account, some economists disagree. >> oil is $90 a barrel. it would have to go to $180 to get $5 a gallon and i doubt the economy could sustain t we are likely to see $4 a gallon and we could handle that. $5, this recovery isn't strong enough to carry that price. >> reporter: there is a wild card that everyone agrees could drive gas prices sky high. >> for that to happen, there would have to be a significant disruption from the oil supply. >> reporter: that could happen in the event of a terrorist attack or political upheaval. hoffmeister says there is an urgent need to develop more oil production and he accuses the obama administration of being anti-oil and coal. >> i have no problem moving beyond oil but not today, not tomorrow, not 2011 or 2012. we can't. it is simply impractical and unreal. >> reporter: the energy department put out a statement saying it will continue to pursue responsible oil and gas production while focusi
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Jun 7, 2011 5:00am EDT
/paypass. . >>> hecking headlines, areas that had been suffering severe drought in southwest china are now dealing with deadly floods. at least one person was killed and 15 are missing this morning. in this region, lack and river beds were dry just a few days ago. the military has evacuated about 06,000 people. >>> canada has its first case of the deadly e -- e. coli outbreak sweeping germany. the man just returned from germany. spain is demanding compensation from german officials because the outbreak was originally thought to be from spanish cucumbers. >>> military officials say more than one million american troops have now been train on the law that will allow homosexuals to serve openly in the military. those officials say so far there has been no adverse impact, no widespread resistance, no drop in recruiting. the repeal of don't ask don't tell has not yet taken effect. congress passed an appeal but they will let the pentagon decide on the timing. >>> a settle golden medallions apparently saved the life of a georgia store owner. >> a robber demanded money from his safe and wh
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Sep 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
republicans. he will address the nation in morning and then he sits down with leaders from china and japan. >>> a dramatic end to a high- speed car chase down in south florida. four burglary suspects took off from broward county in a white toyota amery that you see there. the driver hit speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour on the highway before weaving on to the side streets and, as always, it seems to end that way. suspects bailed though when the police finally stopped the car but as usual didn't get that far. the officers used the taser to subdue the driver and at least one passenger. the suspects were all eventually arrested. >>> female security officers in houston, texas claim they were warnedded not to wear their hair blond to work. the 405 african-american employees work at the harris county courthouse. she say a supervisor isn't a warning noting that blond wig or weaves could get them fired. an employment attorney requested whether the the rule was legal. >> we would like to know whether that rule is uniformly applied to all of the employees. is this just for black employees. i
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May 10, 2011 5:00am EDT
the chesapeake bay. >> it is from china. it is about the size of a human hand and researchers want to find a way to get rid of it. they need your help. beth parker explains. >> reporter: from the deck of her house in edgewater, maryland, sharon vogel looks out on a treasure. >> i think you could live longer looking at this every day. it is magnificent and it is never two days the same. >> reporter: she worries about what is happening to the chesapeake bay and its tributaries and there is a relatively new enemy. it is called a mitten crab a water man found one not too far from the port of baltimore back in 2005. the reaction? >> oh, they've caused a lot of problems in other places they've unvaded. >> reporter: is he smithsonian, they will tell you mitten crab has a round body, quite different from the maryland blue crab. >> they have these big furry claws which are quite strange looking and that is where they get the name the mitten crab. it looks like they're wearing mittens. >> reporter: when the mitten crabs burro into the side of a bank, they are stirring up sediment and they ar
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Nov 23, 2011 5:00am EST
everything from how they would deal with immigration to the war in afghanistan, china and the middle east. here is what some of them said about supporting israel if it attacked iran. >> i would support israel, yes and some some instances depending on how strong the plan is, we would join with israel. >> why does israel need our help? we need to get out of their way. we interfere with them with they deal twhair borders. when they vanity want to have peace treaties. -- we interfere with them with their borders, when they want to have peace treaties. >> six weeks to go until the first vote is cast in the republican presidential primaries. site georgetown student is one of three people under arrest in egypt. the three are accused of throwing molotov cocktails during a demonstration in cairo. he interned for a missouri congressman who is now working for his release. >>> thousands of protestors have been gathering at cairo's central square. they are demanding that military rulers hand off power to civilians now. >>> and s.a.t. cheating scandal continues to grow. up next, some current aroun
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Sep 26, 2013 5:00am EDT
one. foreign ministers of france, russia, china and germany will l meet with iran's minister. they'll talk about the nuclear program which which has been std for years. >> the legislation would only allow the government access to telephone and internet recordss of those suspected of terrorism or espionage. following snowden's revolutions they agreed to reformat programo >> the united states army is considering banning at that tatt are visible. troops with those will be grandfathered in but new recruits will not be able to have them. the secretary of earmt approvedp the changes but still hasn't signed off on them yet. y once he does, the new rules are expected to take effect in 30-60 days.ys. coming up one the -- of the greatest comebacks in sports history. we'll go ton a virtual tour coming up next.p >> as we head to break, a liveiv look outside righte now on this thursday morning. it's 5:43. 5:4 we'll back after this. all stations come over to mission a for a final go. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, t
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Jan 4, 2011 5:00am EST
inside boxes full of ice. all of this took place on a mountain peak inside of china. their vital signs were closely monitored. the winner set a new record of two foul hours in the cold. >> he's smiling. >> i just want to set a record. go out there and do something silly. >> that shows creativity. >> i know from back in your soccer playing days, did you ever take an ice bath after a game or injury. >> never the entire body. >> it is the most painful thing you can think about. >> you are absolutely right. then when you get out of the ice, it is even worse. >> your body almost feels like it is burning which you get into the ice like that. >> yeah. >> i think they're crazy. >> you do? >> i do. >> you're just going to say that? >> just put it out there. >> they may very well be crazy. around here, it is in the 20s. in the teens across the area. this is certainly -- frederick, good morning. you are 16 degrees. martinsburg, 17. manassas, 16. culpeper, 19 for you. off to the south we go. quantico is 23. fredericksburg is 24. in leonardtown, 30. so very cold start to the day. we don't have much
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Aug 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
reports that a high profile murder trial in china has end after own one day. the wife of a top communist politician was charged with killing a british businessman with poison. neil haywood was found dead in his hotel last november. a regional police chief broke the scandal by showing up at an american consulate saying there was a cover-up in haywood's murder. the woman's trial just ended. no word yet on when the verdict will an napsed. >>> a major shake-up at the susan g. komen foundation is also making headlines this morning. the breast cancer group's president and founder are both stepping down. president lists thompson will leave komen next month and founder nancy bringer is relinquishing her role as chief executive. this comes months after the foundation decided to briefly endits funding for planned parenthood that. move was quickly reversed but the foundation is still feeling the fallout from the initial decision. >>> the first man to walk on the moon is recovering from quadruple bypass surgery this morning. neil armstrong, who just turned # 2 on sunday, underwent the surg
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Nov 29, 2010 5:00am EST
a day when the people in north korea are so frustrated, they will act. >> china is now calling for an emergency meeting of the countries involved including north korea. the united states and south korea are not interested in rewarding north korea way quick return to the negotiating table. >>> in oregon, federal agents are looking for whomever started a fire at an islamic center, the same mosque attend the by the 19-year-old accused of planning and an attack at a tree lighting ceremony. >>> to the gridiron now. redskins versus the vikingsality fedex field. burgundy and gold marched down for a touchdown on their first drive and minnesota would take a 17-7 lead at the half. they then cut the lead to four. brandon banks, you saw him running, running, running ran a punt back for the go ahead score with less than seven minutes left. wait for. it the plague there on the plain. minnesota wins 17 -- wait for it. the flag there on the play. minnesota wins 17-7. stay tuned for monday morning quarterback with dave ross. >>> why some big name celebrities are giving up social media. >>> all righ
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Jun 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
sit down with china's president before the summit ends later today. south a mother in salt lake city taking her two young kids with her on a drive-by shooting. she ford a gun police say from her car at you group of men not once but twice. police say a mother with her two toddlers in the back seat pointed a gun out of the car window and started shooting at a man police later identified as her neighbor. during the day, this chiewpt is filled with children. >>> newly released phone calls are shedding some light on perjury charges against george zimmerman's wife. zimmerman made the call from jail after he was charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of trayvon martin. prosecutors say this is proof the couple knew aboutle did the 135,000 they had raised on i web site created for his legal defense. >> i asked ken to double up on it, $10 in the morning and $10 in the evening. that way, can you put into mine and then you can take 10 for you and 10 for susie. >> shelly zimmerman has been released on bond. george zimmerman remains in jail after his bond was revoked earlier
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Jul 9, 2013 5:00am EDT
,, china and the european union. un can you with weigh in on the debate at myfoxdc.com. >>> straight head at 6:00, an emotional message from the three ohio women who were held captive for a decade. we will hear their words to supporters. >>> we will look at the facebook fan of the day. rikita johnson. >> hi, rikita. she has been tuning in to fox 5x since she i was tad little girl. thank you for staying with usth since you were a little girl. just post a comment below rakita's pretty picture. >>> thanks, and congratulations to you. we are looking at the morning commute. look at it crawling along therer julie is going to have the latest at 66 and fair oaks inks that area. julie has all the traffic troubles for you when we come back. [ female announcer ] shaving can irritate skin, causing dark marks to become visible. dove has the effective solution. dove® cleartone™ anti-perspirant with calendula and sunflower seed extracts. it moisturizes to help accelerate natural skin renewal processes helping skin to repair itself while still keeping you dry. the result? underarms with visibly reduce
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Feb 19, 2010 5:00am EST
improve ties with china now that president obama has met with the dalai lama. the dalai lama said he was very happy following his visit to the white house. mr.obama told the spiritual leader he back the preservation of dibbette's culture. d ib -- of tibet's culture. south the president signed an executive order creating an 18- member commission to tackle the federal debt. it is headed by former republican senator alan simpson and former clinton chief of staff, erskine bowles. >> without action, at cucamonga lated weight of that structural deficit of ever-increasing debt will hobble our economy. it will cloud our future and it will saddle every child in america with an intolerable burden. >> many republicans meantime say the panel will do little to erase the federal government's red ink. >>> the washington wizards continue to make moves but will gilbert arenas be back next season? we'll hear interesting comments from the wizards president. >>> the georgetown highways have now done something they haven't done all season. not necessarily good though. >>> this is an accident at route 29 at t
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Jul 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
, we want to head overseas where parts of southwestern china are still under water as record flooding is expected to continue in the massive three gorges dam area today. back in 1998, a flood at that same dam killed more than 4,000 people. torrential rains have also been triggering landslides. so far, at least # people have been killed in the sichuan province over the weekend -- at least 23 people have been killed. >> in independent yarks my mother was saying this is the monsoon season there so they've been getting a lot of rain there. >> we have had some pretty good rains during the last few bays days where we got some of those heavy downpours. today, i don't expect so much. the main story us for, hot temperatures. let's take a look. >> same old story. >> yep, yep, yep, hot, hot, hot. reagan national made it up to 92 degrees yesterday. dulles international, 91 degrees. bwi marshall, 93 degrees for your high yesterday. we'll do similar temperatures today, maybe a little bit warmer in parts of the area. current temperatures, 77 degrees in the district and in annapolis. in baltimore, th
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Feb 13, 2012 5:00am EST
president joe biden will welcome the next leader of china at the white house tomorrow. the chinese vice president is coming for what is described as a getting acquainted visit. after meeting biden, he will sit down with president obama and other administration officials. >>> a miracle on the mountain up next. a little girl survives a massive avalanche trapped beneath more than 30 feet of snow for nearly half a day. >> we'll have the tale of her rescue coming up after the break.  today is gonna be an important day for us. you ready? we wanna be our brother's keeper. what's number two we wanna do? bring it up to 90 decatherms. how bout ya, joe? let's go ahead and bring it online. attention on site, attention on site. now starting unit nine. some of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. droid razr by motorola. buy one for $199.99, get another one free. and back for a limited time, get twice the data for the same low price. verizon. [ kareem ] i was fascinated by balsa wood airplanes since i was a kid.
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Jun 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
dreams is now deliciously real. >>> an amazing act of courage. a man in china risked his own life to rescue a 4-year-old girl hanging from a fourth floor apartment balcony. the neighbor actually claimed out of his own window to prop up the toddler whose head was caught between the rails. he stood on his toes and clung to the side of the building for about 10 minutes until the girl was rescued and he quietly left the scene. it took days for residents and the media to locate the unassuming hero. >>> this next one comes from the file oops! british prime minister david cameron and his wife are taking responsibility for accidentally leaving their 8daughter at a pu herself. the camerons admitted it happened a couple of months ago when this met friends for a drink on a sunday afternoon. they left the pub in separate cars each thinking the other had their daughter nancy. they realized the mistake about 15 minutes late are and the prime minister returned to pick her up. >> parent of the year award there. >>> golden girl and obama supporter betty white got to hang out with the president and th
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May 23, 2013 5:00am EDT
weak manufacturing in china and and interest rates. the business news is just about an hour from now. t [ both ] we're foodies. [ both laughing ] but our plants were starving. [ man ] we love to eat. our plants did, too. then we started using miracle-gro liquafeed every two weeks. now our plants get the food they need while we water. dinner's ready. come and get it. no one goes hungry in this house. so they're bigger, healthier, and more beautiful. guaranteed. with miracle-gro anyone can have a green thumb. and a second helping. [ both laughing ] when you feed your plants... everyone grows with miracle-gro. >>> the plan includes funding p for affordable housing andla ho raises for t.c. government workers. of gray's plan plan to create 10,000 affordable affo homes for the next four years. e the new raise is highlyly anticipated including theg the government workers who have nott seen a raise in seven years. >>> in the district the alumni chapter of the oklahoma sooners are hosting a fund raidersiders tonight. they are suggesting a $20 at th door with all of
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Jul 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
overnight. most global stock markets are trading lower this morning after china reported slowing trade growth. right now, the time is 5:37.  oreo and dunkin' are the perfect match for the perfect moment. enjoy the new oreo coolatta and donut today. america runs on dunkin'. . >>> a power struggle in egypt is making headlines this morning. the parliamentary convened in cairo. despite it ruling to dissolve the legislature last month. he defied the court by calling it into session. the military is warning him against it. the muslim brotherhood called for a million-man protest and in they will decide whether to put additional security on the rooftops during the olympics. residents argue that the deployment and that densely populated area could make the building a terrorist target. officials say that the missiles would only be fired if the city is under a dire threat. >>> four people suffered some beautifuls and bruises. nobody was injured. and this is some video from yesterday. they expected to be okay and one person was geard -- gored on saturday and that festival runs until saturday. l
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Nov 12, 2010 5:00am EST
white house expectations and says his relationships with world leaders like china's president is now stronger than when he came into office two years ago. he spoke about trade negotiations with south korea and the mideast peace process. >>> a growing problem with metro. you probably noticed all across town there are escalator outages. yesterday alone, nearly 125 escalators out of service system-wide. they found that several of the escalator did his have bad brakes. one rider said while it comes at a bad time. she says her injury is only temporary. >> if you had a disability and the escalators were out so frequently. we talked with the chairman of the metro board and he says this report is helpful to them. >> this is a report that our general manager asked for specifically because we are having continual problems with maintenance of our escalators. he wanted to know, are we doing something wrong? should we be doing something different. that is the kind of thing that i think is a really smart thing to do. the report came out. it was focused on can we do this better? and it had a number
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Aug 27, 2010 5:00am EDT
il. he has been in china reportedly over the last few days. >>> our big story, a spectacular display afirst amendment rights expected on the national mall tomorrow where two leaders with opposing political views will hold rallies on the 47th anniversary of the dr. martin luther king, jr.'s i have a dream speech. one led by talk show host glen beck. the reverend al sharpton heading up the other. sherry ly has more. >> reporter: it has the makings of a rock concert as crews finish ad seam belling the statement for glen beck's restoring honor rally saturday. >> join me in washington on august 28th. >> reporter: the fox news host announced the rally earlier this year and pam willing of mansfield, ohio says she decided to come right away. >> i knew right then. >> reporter: some civil rights leaders have objected to the date and location of the beck rally coming on the 47th anniversary of martin luther king delivering the i have a dream speech. but restoring honor participants like pam say being able to voice differing opinions is what the first amendment is all about. >> it is a b
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May 24, 2010 5:00am EDT
is in china now. she blames north korea for singing a south korean navy ship in march. president obama is promising full support for south korea's plan to bring it before the united nations later today. >>> a special treat for the grads at west point. a message straight from the president. that is coming up income. >>> >>> another massive tornado caught on camera. we'll have details of destruction it left behind straight head. >>> we'll bring you the details of today's weather forecast. maybe a few more rain showers out there later on today and julie wright is here. she will tell us how the morning rush hour traffic is shaping up. stay with us. we'll be right back.  how many ways can you be comfortable? an energy efficient infinity air conditioner by carrier can sa you up to 56% on your cooling costs, while also reducing your impact on the environment. which is better for where you live, and better for where we all live. turn to the experts during cool choices and get up to ♪ my country ♪ 'tis of te ♪ sweet land ♪ of liberty ♪ of thee i sing [ laughs ] ♪ oh
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Oct 11, 2010 5:00am EDT
countries you including china. >>> a small plane makes an emergency landing in a neighborhood. coming up next, woman hear from witnesses who watch nervously has that plane headed straight towards their home. >>> also coming up, the latest on today's weather forecast. tucker is refining it as we speak right behind me and julie wright is here. she will tell us what is happening on the roadways. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back. it is coming up on 5:12. man: empty nest? new kitchen, new us? woman: who are we? chic, modern, daring dinner-party hosts. that sounds dangerous, maybe we're more the traditional sunday brunch set? i'll expect slippers and a cocktail to be ready when i get home from work. point taken. how about... peaceful, quiet cottage in the country folk? now that's us. spend over 2500 dollars on a new kitchen and save 40 percent on custom countertops until november 28th at ikea. the life improvement store. >>> we check out the wilson bridge. it is already 65 degrees so it feels nice out there as we get a little -- i don't won't say summer returns bu
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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 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
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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
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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 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
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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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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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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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