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Jan 20, 2011 5:00am EST
citizens of the people's republic of china and the united states of america. >> the night features celebrity guests from designer vera wang to barbara streisand. >> we want to sell new airplanes and vehicles and software. >> the chinese president promised his country will purchase $45 billion worth of u.s. products. the white house says that will support a quarter million u.s. jobs. he said in a joint press conference that a lot still needs to be done in china in terms of human rights. the white house believes that is the first time the chinese leader has publicly made this statement. china just announced its economy grew 10.3% last year. that buying car will be on the minds of businesses and congressional leaders which will meet with the chinese president later today. >>> on this thursday morning, 5:06, 36 degrees. >> 50 years later and how the nation marks half a century since jfk. couple ispular panda not going anywhere. >> bracing for the next round of winter weather. we will >>> 5:10, temperatures in the 30's, a little above freezing especially in the metro area, 38. 34 at dul
ABC
Nov 16, 2009 5:00am EST
with chinese university students, pledging to work with china does all global, economic, and security problems. the president says he is still deciding on a war strategy in afghanistan. secretary of state to hillary clinton says the u.s. need more accountability from the country before sending in more aid. she said the primary mission is defeating al qaeda in afghanistan, not to be there long term. >> terrorist suspects being held at guantanamo bay may eventually be removed to a prison in illinois. federal officials will check out of that facility today. republicans arblasting the decision to put five men accused of plotting the september 11 attacks on trial in new york city. >> i am troubled by the symbolism of it. seems to me the obama administration is getting away from the fact that we are at war with these terrorists. >> we are confident about these cases. we believe this is the appropriate thing to do. >> republicans field trials would create a security risk. woodlan the detainees from guantanamo to illinois -- so what would moving the detainees from guantanamo to illin
ABC
Dec 4, 2009 5:00am EST
. he will soon head to china as part of a loan agreement. in must be returned for breeding. there will be an announcement from the zoo later this morning. so many of us know all about the panda. he was born in 2005. he may feel like a washingtonian but he has always belonged to china. we paid $600,000 to have him for two years. then he was allowed to stay for two more years. he must now head back home. the announcemen from the zoo coming at 10:00. we will be out here all morning and we will have reaction. we will have a timeline to let you know just how soon he is leaving. >> he is not so little anymore. >> he is big now. >> ok. thank you so much, live at the zoo. >>> president obama will off travel to allentown, pennsylvania, today where he will give a speech about the economy. he said one idea that could help put americans back to work is an expanded program to make homes more energy efficient. he wants to stop job losses. >>> leaders want to hear up from tareq and michaele salahi and how they got into the state dinner without an invitation. they may get a subpoena to appear. three u
ABC
Feb 4, 2010 5:00am EST
airport for the long flight back to china. the little guy who grew from a pint size panda to it robust bear is saying goodbye. >> i go home after work and turn on the panda cam to see what he is up to. >> the crowds came for a final visit. he never really belonged to the national zoo. the chinese always retained the rights to the rare panda bear. >> people are emotionally attached to him. >> now he will be packed up and loaded it into a crate and will head to his home to hopefully have it long healthy life and add to the panda gene pool. >> there is the crate he will be loaded into. china is anxious to get the panda back because at age four and a half, he is about his peak fertility stage. stephen tschida, abc 7 news. >> time is of the essence. thank you. more details. he will have accompanied on the flight. a female panda named mei lan will join him. he will leave washington for dulles airport about 9:00 a.m. his plane will take off around 11:30. the trip is expected to take about 14 and a half hours. >>> congress is stepping up pressure on toyota. house hearings on the recall continu
ABC
Apr 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
one in china for about three weeks. we were the number one app overall. it doesn't matter everybody is interested in vanity and they like to know where they rank. >> sounds like it makes you feel bad. he admits it is for fun and sells for $5. >> i will pocket my five spot and leave that. other tech news there is a new top cell phone maker and it is not apple. we have the details. >> it is a tech bites google reportedly look the other way. it has blamed a lone engineer for harvesting personal data mapping for street view service. a report says management knews data was being collected and allowed it to continue two years. it now appears samsung is the top cell phone seller. it passed nokia the first quarter and sales of smart phones may be better than apple. your chance of getting the right medication improve if your dr. writes the prescriptions electronically. more than five times as many mistakes were in handwritten prescriptions and that didn't include ledge sblt problems. smart phones might have been different. a former apple executive said they were considering a physical keyboa
ABC
Apr 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
stories. >> we begin with breaking news from western china. a strong earthquake has killed 400 people and injured thousands. if the magnitude 6.9 quake hit a province near the sichuan province. that was where the 2008 earthquake killed 68,000 people. chinese media reported people fled to the streets as buildings began to collapse. rescuers are trying to free people trapped under the rubble. >> our other top story is closer to home. the siege schools chancellor michelle rhee is under fire for math mistake -- d.c. schools chancellor. it may have crossed over to lundrigan jobs. there's an effort to get those teachers reinstated. -- it may have cost over 200 jobs. >> this happened on a miscalculation of teacher salaries in the district. those teachers let go or wanting answers as to how this could happen. >> i am furious. >> d.c. educators are outraged after having learned that incorrect budget calculations led to the firings of more than 200 teachers. >> you have to be kidding me. >> if the school system is running on a $34 million surplus. but in october when the teachers were let go, miche
ABC
Aug 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
down 2%. the hong kong stock exchange dropped nearly 2.5%. china's stock market slid 1.5%. the dow jones meanwhile starts the day down nearly 420 points. karen travers joins us live from northwest on what to expect in the day ahead. it's looking painful karen. >> hey cynne good morning. for nervous investors traders are saying there's yet another roller coaster day in the global markets. asian stocks dropped sharply day. the whiplash was seen on wall street because of more bad employment news here in the united states. the dow, as you said, was down more than 400 points yesterday, and new jobless claims rose above 400,000 once again. in atlanta yesterday there was hard proof of these hard economic times. thousands of people, 5,000 of them lined up for hours in stifling heat, hoping and desperately trying to get one of 2,000 jobs that were available at a job fair. many of them left very frustrated after spending so much time there and turning up empty. but there are two bright spots. mortgage rates are at their lowest levels in history, and oil prices continue to drop, and cynne, th
ABC
Nov 17, 2009 5:00am EST
they still feel very unsafe. >> thank you. >>> president obama continues his visit to china. he is getting ready to attend a state dinner. he met with the president of china and discussed the economy and climate change. the president's express thankfulness to china for their help with the investment of our economy. >>> people who died from the fort hood shootings will be buried at arlington cemetery. one lieutenant colonel will be maburied on monday. >>> army will determine if they missed signs. the chief of staff is forming an investigative panel. the army will focus on major nidal hasan's 6 years at walter reed medical center. he worked there before being transferred to fort hood in july. >>> they will focus on transit safety nationwide. the national transportation safety board will bring in safety oversight groups from around the country to highlight their safety methods. it will hold hearings in february and there will be a final hearing on the cause of the crash. >>> a new government task force is going against decades of the advice on mammograms. the task force says most wome
ABC
Aug 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
towards the end of the summer. >> following breaking news at this hour. this coming from china in the northeast region. a teenager has killed eight people and wounded five others in. a knife in >>-- in a knife attack. >> no details on the ages of the victims. eight people dead and five more injured. a chinese teenager is to blame. time to check in with adam caskey for the forecast on this thursday morning. >> it's going to be hot and sticky. you will notice the humidity. but i don't have any storms in the forecast today. >> we have not had rain in a while. -- we have not had that in a while. >> in the upper left side of your screen and oakdale high school we did find a full moon. that will set shortly after 6:30 a.m. i will put that into a time lapse. you can see bright stars as well. it is 67 in ijamsville. it's a little foggy especially northwest of washington. visibilities reduced if some of the valley is out west. martinsburg has a visibility of 1.8 miles. unlimited at reagan national. 6 miles at dulles. 4 miles in manassas. not very dense fog, but something to keep in mind. the 7
ABC
Sep 27, 2010 5:00am EDT
itunes libraries. it seems people in china cannot get enough of the iphone 4. 200,000 have been reordered. that's outpacing supply. an apple spokesperson says that more of them will be available soon. would you like to watch movies at tallmahome just after they le theaters. disney and other companies are planning to release the movies more quickly, $30 per movie. i am vinita nair. >>> it is: did. we are getting a lot of rain -- it is cool outside. >> some areas will pick up more than 3 inches by the time this is over tomorrow morning. another line of showers later in the week possible. we do need some drought relief and this is that kind of system. >> that's good. >> it feels like monday morning. let's look at live triple doppler. areas of rain scattered all over. there's light green which is the light rain. it is persistent. yellow in northern prince george's county, and stretching into baltimore, columbia, maryland as well. that's moderate rain. bowie has picked up over an inch of rain in the imbeded down for so far. showers will be off and on all day today. allouez we have a
ABC
Nov 18, 2009 5:00am EST
at the great wall of china. >>> support for the afghanistan war is flipping. a new poll found 52% of americans feel the war is not worth the cost. 44% see it as worth fighting. 55% are confident the president will choose a strate that will work. >>> vincent gray is the target of an ethics probe. he used council stationery to solicit a $20,000 contribution from comcast. he was trying to raise money to help pay for democratic party activities. d.c. law imposes a $5,000 limit on such contributions. he said he did not view the letter as a political solicitation. >>> the institute for highway safety picked 19 cars as its top safety picks. ford leads the pack. foreign car builders subaru and volkswagen had five awards each. the entire list is something you can find at our wjla.com website. . >>> 47 degrees. >> still ahead, the breast cancer controversy. more and more women are worried about the new government guidelines. now some doctors are speaking out. >> county leaders weigh in on >>> 5:00 not on this was the morning. a bit of a chill in the year. -- 5:09. 46 degrees. there are som
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 5:00am EDT
released them after authorities said they on releasing his uncle from prison. floods in china have led to the deaths of 37 people. cars and buses were trapped in a waist deep water in beijing. down trees knocked lines and forced people to leave their homes. least 18 death reported in other parts of china. the storms have caused more $1 billion in damage. >> that is amazing footage from china. >> look at the forecast at 5:15 caskey.m >> it's going to be hot and sticky today. >> we had a nice break on saturday, but it was wet. >> we did need the moisture. saturday had a record cold afternoon high temperature. we were in the '80s yesterday. in the 90s today, mid 90's this afternoon. sprinkles this morning. close to baltimore and over the bay. but we do see some energy moving in which will likely cause thunderstorms as hour.as the lunch especially shortly thereafter. 76 now at reagan national, seven in winchester, 72 in cumberland.g, 67 in we have a few areas of clouds moving or dead. they're pushing off to the east and southeast. there's energy over parts of michigan and ohio as that action
ABC
Feb 14, 2012 5:00am EST
trying to find a gift for your man? the gift that is often overlooked. >> china's vice president of overlooked. >> china's vice president of spending is valentine overlooked. >> china's vice president of spendingwheeeeeeeeeeeee! whee! whee! wheeeeeeeee! ah heads up. wheeeeeeeeeeee! everything you love about geico, now mobile.. download the new geico app today. you're watching abc 7's withod morning washington" senescence and an steve chenevey. on your side. >> checking our top stories. whitney houston's body has where familyersey is planning her funeral. there are reports the service be held at an arena in n ewark. she was found dead in the hotelb at a beverly hills at the age of 48. prosecutors are the tilling the injuries george huguely is inflicting on his former girlfriend yeardley love nearly two years ago. she showed signs of suffocation and they died from injuries to .he neck the montgomery county police are trying to find a missing silver spring girl. a-year-old londin marshall left her apartment after a family argument. says she may claim to be fearful of returning home. a
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
could offer a print subscription in the next month or so. >>> apple making a move into china. it will be selling the wi-fi enabled i4 in china. sales of wi-fi enabled ipads begin in china on friday. those are your "tech bites." >>> and the time is 5:18. >> good to see you. did you a good weekend? >> yes. and the weather was great. can we expect more of that? >> today will actually be a little cooler. otherwise, we're really going to warm up later this week. we could be pushing 90 degrees again. >> it will feel like summer. >> it is actually going to be autumn officially, but it is going to feel like summertime. the irony, right? let's look at the almanac data. 78 is the average. a record high for today. 94 set back in 1895. that is a longstanding record high temperature. the low yesterday was 61. today a little warmer than what we had yesterday morning at this time. this afternoon will be cooler because of the cold front pushing through and the northern wind. fairfax 67. we were a little cooler at 61. that's one of the cooler spots on the map. bowie 68. gaithersburg 63. not much along th
ABC
Feb 15, 2012 5:00am EST
commend the company for bringing jobs back to the u.s. from china. he will fly to los angeles to attend two campaign events tonight. stay with abc 7, your election station, for continuing coverage of the president to raise. 5:06 on this wednesday morning. still ahead, cuba plans have been announced for singer whitney houston. learn what the governor of new jersey is doing to honor a memory. and important news for drivers. when we will picket an idea of how much it will cost to use the dulles toll road in the future. first, another check on traffic and weather every 10 min ♪ ♪ our machines help p identify early stages of cancer and it's something that we're extremely proud of. you see someone who is saved because of this technology you know that the things that you do in your life, matatter. if i did have an opportunity to meet a cancer survivor i'm sure i could take something positive away from that. [ jocelyn ] my name is jocelyn and i'm a cancer survivor. [ mimi ] i had cancer. i have no evidence of diase now. [ erica ] i would love to meet the people that made the machines
ABC
Jul 31, 2009 5:00am EDT
china. >> government stall cash for clunkers? we will tell you all about it. >> some showers and storms off to the west. will that affect affect hi, may i help you? we're shopping for car insurance, and our friends said we should start here. good friends -- we compare our progressive direct rates, apples to apples, against other top companies, to help you get the best price. how do you do that? with a touch of this button. can i try that? [ chuckles ] wow! good luck getting your remote back. it's all right -- i love this channel. shopping less and saving more. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >> live and in hd, thiis "good morning washington," on your side. >>> that would be heartwarming to me to know i will sell a bunch of cars. >> cash for clunkers could be running out of gas. good morning, washington. i am doug mckelway. alison has the day off. we'll have more on that story. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> have the chance for some thunderstorms. a lesser chance tomorrow. they could be strong to severe. we will have to watch out for that. we have so
ABC
Jan 19, 2011 5:00am EST
program, and u.s.- chinese military relations. second, human-rights and political reform in china. president obama is a nobel peace prize winner. the chinese are keeping a nobel peace prize winner in prison. third, trade and economic issues. mr. obama is expected to once again push china to stop undervaluing its currency. by keeping its currency artificially low, china can produce cheaper goods to sell overseas. the obama administration says it's not fair to american businesses. president obama will pose to the chinese president at an elaborate dinner tonight at the white house, a clear sign of the importance the administration places on this relationship. abc news, washington. >>> first lady michelle obama will talk about that visit during a stop at tile or university. she will talk with some high- school and college students about tell important is for young americans to engage with people around the world. >>> looking at a news around the region. encouraging news for passengers struggling to find parking at the claremont metro station. officials avifauna -- had a ground breakin
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Oct 7, 2013 5:00am EDT
° out there. >> a massive typhoon is making for a nightmare situation in southern china. we'll have the latest as that storm forces massive evacuations. that's still ahead. an when our little girl was born, we got a subaru. it's where she said her first word. (little girl) no! saw her first day of school. (little girl) bye bye! made a best friend forever. the back seat of my subaru is where she grew up. what? (announcer) the two-thousand-fourteen subaru forester. (girl) what? (announcer) built to be there for your family. lolove.. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >> you got to take a look at this video coming in from china. just amazing images here. this is a typhoon slamming the southeastern coast of china. air and rail travel has been shut down. more than 750,000 people evacuated. big numbers there. so far, no reports of any injuries or deaths. >> wow. all right. see that video, people are getting a little too close it looked like there. i know you want to get that kind of stuff on camera, but folks, stay out of the way of those powerful waters. time to talk about the forecast
ABC
Aug 4, 2011 5:00am EDT
china have been ransacking computer networks of the united nations. multinational corporations as well and the olympic committees of several countries. it's not the first time china has been linked to hacking attack. china is also linked to the backing of the international monetary fund in the month of may as well as attacks on google, morgan stanley dupont and adobe systems. consumers will see higher prices of certain clorox products. expect to pay more for its cleaners glad wrap, and more. baskin-robbins will cost more as well. the parent company is hiking prices as it faces higher dairy -- dairy costs. not good news. >> certainly not. unless you have a lot of gold. that's a good thing. this is the time to sell gold. thanks so much. >>> 5:53, 74 degrees. >> you are watching "good morning washington." >>> the murder-suicide. the mother and son in kensington maryland, is the top story trending on wjla.com. and the court appearance of the white house jumper. and the zoo needs donations to keep rocket to the giraffe. >>> the knights of columbus plans to purchase the financially trou
ABC
Jan 18, 2011 5:00am EST
aimed at expanding cooperation between the u.s. and china. they will meet at the white house tomorrow to discuss several issues including currency reform and trade. the president and first lady will host a state dinner tomorrow. it is 5:07. 32 degrees outside. >> we just heard from d.c. schools. they are delayed by two hours because of the messy icy situation we have. coming up next here on "good morning washington," it was a date night for the first couple. we'll tell you where the president and mrs. obama celebrated her 47th birthday. >> plus an abc exclusive. for the first time since his wife was shot in arizona, astronaut mike kelley opens up. >> but first, slippery when wet. a check on the icy road out >> 5:10 a.m. on this tuesday morning. the good news is the light wintry mix is coming to an end rapidly this morning. the bad news it is slushy and icy particularly on the side streets. first of all, temperatures are critical. we're at 34 now in the district. reagan national. fredericks bugg -- fredericksburg. luckily temperatures are moving in the right dregs, slowly clim
ABC
Oct 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
outside. >> still a rigid still ahead 8 sad update to a story we told you about last week in china. a toddler has about died. >> birth, we have a follow-up to president obama's bus tour to push his jobs bill. >> we will have another check on your traffic and we you're on timeout leo! some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof. some things will. save up to 20% on an ikea kitchen. >>> time for a check of your traffic and weather every 10 minutes. >> it is all coming weekend and we need to stay dry. >> there will be great weather to get you into the football spirit. it is delegating weather. it is comfortably cool in the morning, rising to near 60 by the middle of the afternoon. the dry air is helping to cool our atmosphere this morning. it is cooler now than yesterday at the time. that big area of low pressure wound up in southern canada, continuing to move further away from washington replaced -- being replaced by a high- pressure system. 48 in hagerstown. 43 in quantico. this afternoon, low 60's. upper 50's and mid 50's in some areas. 62 tomorrow afternoon. a lot of sunshine. a few sca
ABC
Jul 22, 2009 5:00am EDT
china. seven of the 22 students have tested positive for the virus. one of the students had flu like symptoms. the students are part of a language program organized through the university of maryland. >> i just spoke with someone and they said they were treated very well. >> you cannot talk to the nurses at the hospital for the doctors. >> the students are now recovering. the chinese government has offered to pay to extend their stay to make up those days they missed while under quarantine. >>> more problems for marion barry. they want an extended -- an expanded probe of him. a group is accused of misusing funds. members say the money never reached some of the people who were supposed to receive it. >>> seven minutes after the hour. b. expense allegations against sarah palin. we will tell all about it. >> client adam caskey live in arlington. is little muggy outside. we'll talk forecast coming up. >> and lisa baden will be back with another look at your morning commute. you're watching "good rning washington." ." >>> we have a glimpse of a rare sight in the sky. these are pictures fr
ABC
Feb 16, 2011 5:00am EST
may not expect. the reasons include a drop in china, heatwave in russia, floods in australia -- drought in china. food prices are at dangerous levels globally. that means millions of people around the world could be put into extreme poverty in the u.s. -- and in the u.s. people are expected to pay more for many things a grocery store like corn and meeat. apparel jeans will be $4 more because of the price of, increasing. weaker than expected growth in part because of high energy prices. you are paying more at the pump and the guerrillas restore -- and the grocery store and will not have as much money to spend in other parts of your life. if you want to save money, purchase your clothing now. if the price is anticipated to go up and% this spring. reporting from northwest, emily schmidt. back to you. >> thank you. >>> around the region, a bill to allow inmates to maintain va's rest stops is on its way to governor bob mcdonnell. a senate panel rejected the tax breaks for underprivileged students. the senate passed a bill that would require 150 minutes of physical education per we
ABC
Jan 13, 2010 5:00am EST
massive cyber attacks in china. they could shutter its offices in the country. google has evidence to show the widespread attack involving at least 20 large companies. a pullout from china would deprive google of an estimated $600 million in annual revenue. those estimates are from jpmorgan chase. chinese stocks fell the most in seven weeks after the central government moved to curb bank lending. shares of googles main competitor looks like it will open higher in the united states. take a look at stock index futures. they are little changed right now. that is your business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i am linda bell. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 5:24, 27 degrees. >> you think you know where speed cameras are? think again. the new ways local police are cracking down. >> one of the people at the center of the party-crasher probe speaks out. >> fairfax search and rescue is ready to go to haiti. i will tell you the latest on the devastating earthquake. >> we are starting the warming trend. not a lot. a little bit >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington,
ABC
Apr 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
up, the desperate search for survivors after a deadly earthquake rocked central china. >> helping other people. >> later, this is the real winner at last night's game. teenage cancer patient and his three-point shot. >> first, the detective weather and traffic every 10 minutes. you're not going to get it -- not going to be able to get around >> hello, from alexandria, va., where many of our volunteers are helping us prevent and put an end lawlessness. good morning, washington. carpenter and shelter. >> 5:31 on this thursday morning. we kick off the playoffs for the washington capitals at verizon center at 7:00 this evening. the streets will be red. the next game is on saturday at 7:00 p.m. downtown again. the best of seven game series and the capitals are leading the league, the first ever president's trophy. 50 degrees right now downtown. there is no wind to speak of, but there are chilly numbers across the region. at winchester, it's 31 degrees. alexandra, 47. 50 degrees in the district. a lot of sunshine today. highs in the mid 70's, above average. the commute is not so good. >
ABC
May 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
news. we started breaking news from china. a diplomatic standoff over a blind legal activist is over. left the u.s. embassy and to care and becal reunited with his family. he escaped last week. dispute occurred just before talks between the u.s. and china and now the chinese foreign minister is demanding an apology. >> the search continues for carjacking atnd a university maryland campus before 11:30rk night. it happens three blocks away. a 35-year-old man was trying to his car when three men him and stole the car. it was later found in wheaton. >> now to the race for the white gop front-runner mitt romney campaign in virginia they, does days before hisident kicks off campaign in richmond. and newt gingrich visiting is where het this will end his campaign. brianne carter has a look ahead. romney heads to battleground virginia today. former massachusetts governor is to talk about the economy. is visit comes one day after a york where he joined forces with rudy deleon 8 to localzas to firefighters. rudi juliani. virginia is expected to be one statesel a battleground that could determin
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Jul 23, 2009 5:00am EDT
hearing for jon huntsman begins today. he is the nominee for the u.s. ambassador to china and is expected to work with china to revive the global economy. he was considered a contender for the 2012 race. lawmakers want to make sure the government will be able to function after another attack. they will craft a plan to keep the legislative branch running in the event large numbers of congress are killed or injured in an attack. >>> 5:17. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. we begin with lisa baden. >> there was a crash in triangle, 95 northbound at the triangle exit. callers tell us it is blocking the left lane. vdot says they are on the way. in the district, they are on the scene of the crash at 395 at south capitol street and the exit ramp closed. we know who is always great is brian van de graaff. >> bank very much. -- thank you very much. we have a few showers down to the south and east. they're moving from south to north. a few light sprinkles in the winchester area. we have better chances of rain throughout this afternoon and evening. toy is our best chance o
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Jun 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
near the statue of liberty. he was recently president obama's ambassador to china. after the announcement, he plans to visit several key states. >>> 67 degrees already, 5:06 is the time. >> living in fear, two violent attacks have shaken of virginia neighborhoods and suspects are on the loose. >> first is faltering start this summer. adam caskey has the full forecast. >> we have to look at the hot weather on >>> 5:09 on this monday morning. adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center. there was an unsettled pattern from yesterday continuing. we have morning rain, not as heavy as yesterday or as widespread. crossing the potomac from the 95 corridor into western charles county. look at the upper left side of your screen. no. of cumberland and approaching an, maryland, heavy downpours and under if, that's moving to the southeast. approaching the potomac highlands. we did pick up 0.15 inches of rain at dulles international airport last night. there's the stormscan showing that the action upstream moving to the southeast to our viewing area. more showers later this morning
ABC
Dec 8, 2009 5:00am EST
eight students are dead after a stampede at a school in china. remember when connections to the internet sounded like this - when high speed internet was out of reach of most american families and small businesses? as recently as the year 2000, onlthree percent of american families had high speed internet. then competition drove innovation - spurred private investment, and the internet took off - at record breaking speeds. at at&t we're taking the lead - investing some thir-eight billion dollars in our wired and wireless networks over the past two years. last year alone we invested more than any other public company in america. and at at&t we support a national plan that makes high speed internet available to every american family in the next five years - because we know that now is not the time to stall momentum or to stifle innovation or investment. the future is at stake, and at at&t, the future has always been and at at&t, the future has always been our business. at&t... your world... delivered. by putting an end to paper medical records, we have ushered health into the digi
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Dec 23, 2010 5:00am EST
u.s. and china and there will be a state dinner for the chinese leader. >>> the two giant panda bears at the nationals who will not go anywhere for now. china will allow the two to stay while the two sides negotiate a new agreement for panda bear reading and research. the 10-year deal expires at the end of this month. >>> just two days left for christmas. make sure your kids arrive on time. today is the last day of if you are using fedex. packages received today are guaranteed to arrive tomorrow. it could cost a lot of money to ship the last minute packages. >>> holiday sales are up from last year. our research group says last weekend retail revenue figures were up 5.5% from last year. a blizzard shut down the malls along the east coast last year, that was the weekend before christmas of 2009. shopping for the entire holiday season is expected to be up 4% this year. >>> it is 5:48, 4 traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> its up and down this weekend. keeping our fingers crossed that it's not going to ruin people's travel plans. >> travel could be an issue especially sunday and mon
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Jun 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
huntsman who was also president obama's ambassador to china. john hendren abc news, back to you. >>> president obama is joining fellow democrats in calling for new york congressman anthony weiner to resign in the wake of the sexting scandal. the president called his actions highly inappropriate. he said "if it was me, i would resign." mr. obama is preparing to make the first visit by a sitting president to puerto rico in nearly half a century. >>> police are looking for personal killed the nephew of maryland congressman elijah cummings. 20-year-old christopher cummings was fatally shot in his off- campus apartment. he was a criminal justice major at old dominion. he was planning to become a lawyer. his funeral is this saturday. >>> there will be another public hearing on plans to raise tolls in maryland. tonight's hearing is that high point high school in beltsville. the maryland transportation authority wants to double those at the bay bridge and raise the toll that the other bridges roads, and tunnels. theits needed to maintain the aging roads and bridges. >>> 62 degrees. >> c
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Jan 26, 2010 5:00am EST
will be heading home. he has been a big attraction. he was on loan from china. the zoo is throwing a big goodbye party on saturday. your last day to see him will be febary 3. he will fly to china by fedex. >>> back to our breaking news. montgomery county police confirmed a? two metro workers -- confirmed that two metro workers were killed. >> this happened near the rockville station. courtney robinson is live on the phone with the latest details. what can you tell us about this? >> there are two automatic train technicians dead in what metro is calling an accident. one man died on the scene. another was 68 years old, he died from his injuries at suburban hospital. this happened along the red line track and happened around 1:45 this morning. this is between the shady grove and rockville metro stations. it will affect service between those stations. the men were hit by a vehicle large enough to play train car. you're looking at a pickup truck or something that looks like something along those lines. off the record, that is not a prime mover. metro is investigating the ntsb will also be
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Jan 11, 2010 5:00am EST
leave for china early next month. it would be good timing. >> it is hard for those things to consummate the act. they like to eat bamboo >>> too much > 5:06. -- >>> 5:06. >> police are investigating a rash of violent carjackings. >> thank you for watching. i thank the crew and staff. >> george stephanopoulos says the by two "this week." >> brian is coming back on our next chance for snow. it could be here sooner than you think. it could be here sooner than you think. sure. you thinking weights, ellipticals, yoga? uh, we're looking to... up our game. we can do that. let's take a walk through. we offer the latest, most innovative machines. we're tough to beat. what... is... that? that's the revolutionary nordictrack x7i incline trainer. you won't find it anywhere else. it's wifi-enabled, so personal trainers... can pick you up, if you're slacking. and it's powered by google maps, so you can simulate actual courses anywhere in the world. you're in san francisco right now. ooh, hilly. that's the automated incline/decline feature. helps you burn 5x the calories. so how much is a m
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Feb 19, 2010 5:00am EST
will promote his latest and slide-recession plans. china is expressing frustrations with the president's decision to meet with the dali la. the husband of the alabama university professor accused of murder talks with "good morning america" later today. a lawyer says she doesn't remember the shootings and that the violence began with her failure to obtain tenure at the university. soldiers at fort jackson were arrested just before christmas and are now in custody. they are suspected of trying to poison the food supply at fort jackson. the group may have been in contact with a group of muslims who were charged to wage jihad on u.s. troops in december. >>> this is the final pizza at day. each state will take you inside a local pizza parlor to find the best new york-style p izza. julie parker brings to the winner today. >> it was for stops in one day. our pizza paddle started at local chain where of the slices came on china with cloth napkins. it was delicious. >> best pizza i have had so far in d.c. >> next place uses a different water which they say makes their peaks that you n
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Nov 12, 2010 5:00am EST
among g-20 top leaders. a long road to a consensus between the u.s. and china on currency disputes or with south korea on a free-trade agreement. the top 20 global economies met to try to stimulate the global economy. trade imbalances did take center stage. they still have a long way to go on that. president obama violated improvements made, including growing the u.s. economy and finding jobs for the unemployed. the international community is in recovery. >> the progress has not been fast enough, especially when it comes to my highest priority, which is putting americans back to work. >> what extending the bush tax cuts. the president acknowledged that he had yet to meet with democratic and republican leaders, something that will take place next week at the white house. he wants to make sure that taxes do not rise for middle-class families and he feels it's a mistake to extend tax cuts for wealthy. there's a host of compromises that will be reached when they meet, he says. >>> looking at the day ahead, running a red light at three busy intersections in northwest d.c. will cost you mon
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Mar 22, 2010 5:00am EDT
much here in china, it has forced flights cancellations. >>> no sand, but we have some rain ins wind, 57 degrees, a few showers could make the roads slick. southeast wind making for a cooler day. >> good morning,s commute started at a good one if your ride is on lites rail or the metro subway. both on time on the buses, look fors number 21 to be diverted south's bound in carolina and madison. the system looking good. no delays. [ female announcer ] pillsbury grands! biscuits, so warm and fluffy. make the most out of the most important meal of the day. ♪ made with gooey hersheys mini-kisses. spontanious joy may occur. . >>> after a beautiful week last week, a glorious weekend. how about all ofs days ins 70s? we changed the pace, we have some showers underway and really none substantial yet, but there will be heavier showers trying to move in throughout the course of this afternoon. this shows a batesic stretch from south's to north. showers coming outs of virginia, central, southern maryland, moving across baltimore and southern pa. mild starts toes day. temperatures won't move much
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Aug 6, 2012 5:00am EDT
china and they will play canada on tuesday. abc news, london. >> china is at the top with 61 medals, including 30 gold. with.s. in second place 60, including 28 gold. great britain has 37. russia has 35. japan has 27. occoquan of the biggest events by a drunkenined fans. arrested for throwing plastic bottle onto the track the start of the .en's 100 meter final no one was injured. bronze medalist tweeted she punched the drunken fan. said that he was going on. what was >> "the dark knight rises." >> it made over $36 million over the weekend. it was not such a great weekend remake of total recall, place at $26 million. followed by diary. then ice age. watch.n the >> in health news, a new study says the key to good grades may be good health. >> summer is almost over. believe it. here's more from abc's's sr. medical correspondent. >> keeping kids physically fit and has long been one of the of a well-rounded school. if now a stud now there's evidence results in gymnasium may pay off in the classroom. healthy heart and lungs may be important and as brains for grades in math and reading. re
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Jul 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
forward in the competition. >> here is the total medal count. china and the u.s. are tied in first place with 17 medals. although china has nine gold medals and the u.s. has five. japan is in third place with 11 total medals. italy has eight. france has seven. if you would think that once you give one an olympic medal, you are set for life. you might be surprised how much the metals are words. the actual value of a gold medal, if you breakdown of what goes into it is $644. the silver is $330. the bronze is worth $4.71 in the current market. it's likely somebody like michael phelps would make a huge amount if he would sell his on ebay. some future offspring can thank a popular book for their existence. later on good morning america we will hear from some couples claiming the book 50 shades of gray got them pregnant and improved their sex lives. gm may will have comments posted by some couples from apparent in website. the book has sold more than 30 million copies in various formats. in business news, the iphone is coming out at the peak of back- to-school season apparently. more fro
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Oct 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
escape from their cages. the latest on efforts to keep residents save. >> disturbing video from china. a toddler hit by a driver remains crumbled in the street with no one offering to help. >> >>> the haunted forest in colesville, maryland. happy halloween. good morning, washington. >>> i do want your halloween photographs, although i know it's early. i want everybody dressed up in costumes. anyway, what we're looking at right now areas of rain between the blue ridge and 95, and still heavy rains from a spotsylvania to dale city and along 95. the yellow and orange indicates heavy showers. in prince george's county along the beltway, moderate showers. is moving to the north and east. steady morning rain across the metro area will taper off after the rush hour and just in time to get to work. by lunchtime, maybe a stray showers. in the afternoon, things will pick up again with a few thunderstorms possible, some of which could be strong to severe. we cannot rule out a damaging winds later this afternoon especially into the evening. highs in the 60's today. upper 60's by the afternoon. partl
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Jun 7, 2013 5:00am EDT
his trip to california. he will head to palm springs for a summit with china's president. >> it is 5:17 now. checking in with jackie. what is left for the day? >> rain. not much more than mist in d.c. but this afternoon and this evening when the really heavy rain comes in. so keep that in mind for your plans. and for your andrea does not have to be a deadly storm for us. not expecting wind, just rain. you can see we have a couple of showers out there now. this is the moisture streaming in from the south as the cold front is picking up andrea now and advancing its forward speech. the true toich is just -- tropical moisture is just off to our south. you can see the center of the storm as it heads just to the north now near charleston, south carolina and there you can see the rain spreading through south carolina and southern virginia and just to the south of our area now. later this morning, we'll see the steady rains of the true tropical moisture. a few rumbles of thunder will be possible today as well. andrea, a tropical storm. maximum winds at 45 miles per hour now. and it will beco
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Aug 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
women's competition. tom rivers, abc news london. >> overall, china and the u.s. side of the top of the leader board with 23 medals. china has 13 gold and the u.s. has nine. japan is third overall with 13 total medals, followed by france and south korea. >> of fashion designer is making headlines once again for some pretty nasty comments. >> he sparked outrage by calling singer adele fat and has now consulted pippa middleton in a magazine. karl admired the nice silhouette of kate middleton, but he said that pippa middleton struggles and that he does not like a face. he said that she should only show her back. no response yet from her c
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Apr 30, 2010 5:00am EDT
disturbing story out of china. for the fourth time in just three days, a man attacks a group of schoolchildren. we will have the latest details in our top stories. >> good morning, everybody. it is national "no phone zone" day. what oprah winfrey is asking >> welcome back. we are following breaking news from arlington, police investigating a suspicious death. this happened early this morning at wildwood park apartments on columbia pike. details are scarce. we have a crew of the way to the scene. we will bring details as we get them. >>> in our top stories, oil leaking from a rig that sank in the gulf of mexico has started to reach the louisiana coast. the oil slick has the potential to become the worst environmental disaster in decades, a threatening hundreds of species of fish, birds, fat and other wildlife. it is spewing out 5,000 barrels of oil a day into the water. a new contract includes pay raises for d.c. teachers may be on the verge of collapse. chief financial officer natwar gandhi is worried because up four private foundations to bring in money are demanding michelle r
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Sep 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
another in china. in the chinese quake, 43 people were killed. 150 more injured. a 5.6 quake in southwest china. the one in los angeles was 3.4. it struck around 9 miles west of downtown los angeles, no reports of injury. >> another big story, trouble off the field for dematha a high-school football players. >> they are accused of hiring prostitutes after a game in north carolina. jummy olabanji is live outside the school this morning in hyattsville. >> good morning. reports that the incident happened just a week ago last friday when the team traveled to north carolina for their season opener. the washington post is reporting five players involved in this incident have all been removed from the football team. a parent of one of the players told the went on line and hired three prostitutes from a call service in the carolina. reports say after the final bed check was done around 4:00 in the morning they escorted the prostitutes into the hotel and some of them engaged in sexual activity with the prostitutes in one of the hotel rooms. all the players involved are minors. the washin
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Jul 5, 2010 5:00am EDT
part of the net stars. how is beauty be fineed other parts of the world. lisaling reports from china. that's right here from abc 7. >> welcome back. time is 5:25. major league baseball released all-star rosters. every now and then there's con for ver si but there's be will der meant on one player that made it in. omar infante. some had strong cases but they were not selected. here's you're mad cap's was chosen as lone national's representative but the nets closer wasn't called on clubbed by the mets. zimmerman continues to say his all-star case with a three run jack to make the score line respectable. the nets do have today off. raphael nadal swept in straight sets to capture the second wimbleton title. in all england club used to belong to fedderer and without his competitor, nadal rolled on to his eighth grand slam. it's 5:26. news continues with good morning washington at 5:30 still ahead in the next hour. fairfax police need help solveing a murder mystery. >> it's hot. uncomfortable. code red, near co uncomforta >> live and in h.d., this is good morning washington on your side. >
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Jul 28, 2011 5:00am EDT
vehicles and $32 billion in travel delays. >>> checking news around world china opposing premier vowed to punish those responsible if corruption is blamed for last weekend's deadly train crash. 39 people died and 200 injured when a two train collided in eastern china. officials are blaming the crash on human error and design flaws in signal equipment. >>> norway's prime minister says that he's proud of the way his country has responded to last week's terror attacks. he also says that he wants his country to become more open and accepting. 76 people died in the shooting rampage at an island youth camp and the bombing in oslo. the accused attacker anders breivik has confessed but pleaded not guilty. >>> two make-up ads featuring actress julia roberts and a model will not be seen in britain. the country band the magazine ads that you see here because they say that they were misleading. they say that the airbrushed images exaggerated the results of using the products. >>> 5:18 now. buying online is just a flash. >> for the search for the best streaming music. rob nelson has the latest. >> a n
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Sep 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
asian nations to present a united tpupbt on territorial stkaouts with china. she will go to indonesia today to offer support for a plan to ease rising tensions by implementing a code of conduct. china has become more assertive in pressing claims with smaller neighbors. it is 5:19 and adam caskey has a look at today aes's weather and rest of the week. >> we have the heavy rainfall and some localized flash flooding is a concern today into tomorrow. there is a lot of moisture in the air and all we need is the right set-up to wring that out of the air around we are getting it again today. it will be isolated in terms of downpours and the flash flooding will depend on where the downpours pop up. we have a few areas of light rain in prince william and stafford and charles county a few showers south of laplata. it will be a tkafrpdamp day, gray day and muggy. if you have outdoor plans time for plan b. definitely move it indoors. here are the remnants of isaac. the leftover energy and area of low pressure circulating is giving us the unsettled weather not just today but through midw
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Jul 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
the u.s. nearly leads the pack medals. >> china leads the pack with 12 . tom rivers has highlights from competition.y of >> the 25-year-old won gold in recordtterfly in world- time. the man won silver in the relay. michael phelps got his 17th medal. silver in the diving pool. the first olympic synchronized the u.s.dal for an american shooter secured gold and made olympic history. the first athlete to win five medals in five different games. it was a good day for american basketball. after a lackluster start, the superstar squad beat france. >> when you see lebron james diving for a ball, what does that say? >> this is a team effort. >> michelle obama was there on hand to cheer the team. and provide them with hugs. >> jordan weaver came in a shocking third. wieber.n she sobbed as she left the arena. a win for american volleyballers. london.rs, abc news, >> 5:51. a big shake-up at general motors unit.ing >> a controversial of all those olympics.s at the >> eager fans are lining up for tickets. of the british olympic association said the and the be sold to fans if are empty half an ho
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Nov 11, 2010 5:00am EST
springfield. >>> 46 degrees. >> two of the best basketball players from china. >> john wall, the rookie from the wizards stole the show. >> today on "oprah," marie osmond speaks about the loss of her son, michael. today at 4:00 on abc 7. >>> look at that. charleston's basketball team was looking to make history with a defeat of the maryland. one. . >> howard was the game-winner. >> now tim brant. >> bruce allen spoke about donovan mcnabb. there's been speculation about his job. as donovan mcnabb prepares, the general manager tried to dispel rumors about his future. >> donovan mcnabb will be with us several years. he is a great leader for the team. he is performing well. he is helping this team get better each week. >> the wizards head coach flip saunders, magic johnson spokesm to the team. john wall had 19 points, 13 assists and a triple double. the wizards beat the rockets, 98-91. have a great day, everybody. >>> 46 degrees, 5:26. >> still ahead, digging the nation and a lot of debt, the controversial plan. >>> an amazing story in greenbelt. a shootout between the prince george's county pol
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Jan 4, 2010 5:00am EST
coming after a reported showed china's nufacturing expanded in december. there was more demand going on globally. crude oil futures. take a look. improving prospects. 's short-term demand is fueling this price gain. if crude closes higher, it will be eight consecutive days of gains. this time it may be borrowers with the best credit that are the biggest reisk. we have the office of the comptroller and the office of thrift supervision. just before christma the number of prime mortgages overdue by 60 days more than doubled in the third quarter. the culprit is unemployment, which is pushing homeowners with the best credit into default. and that is business news. i am ellen braitman reporting for abc 7 news. back over to you. >> thank you. >>> 5:25. >> still ahead, another rate hike for pepco. we will tell you how much the latest proposal could cost maryland customers. >> the new normal at the airport. that story just ahead. >> at our new normal weather pattern is cold air. how many layers when you need? -- will you need? have you gotten your seasonal flu vaccination? great - but your work'
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Jun 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
overseas. >> all romney has ever done is send our jobs to china. correct i have not been given a fair shot. >> romney is pulolling lower. >> president obama's campaign is preparing thousands of lawyers to fight possible legal disputes in this year's elections. campaign is concerned about voter suppression and the implementation of new voter id laws across the country. the amount of legal aid for the president opposes latest campaign is unrivaled by republicans or any previous presidential election. >> anticipation is building over what will be a landmark supreme court ruling. a decision is expected tomorrow, on president obama's health care overall. the centerpiece is a requirement for all americans to buy health insurance. the supreme court decision could have a huge impact on the political and economic landscape. >> a presidential historian who admitted to stealing thousands of a valuable documents will learn his fate today. barry landau faces up to 15 years in prison. he pleaded guilty in february to stealing documents from the maryland historical society and other east coast histo
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