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Jul 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
combined with solid scores all around by china dropped the american team all of the way to fifth place. china ends up winning the gold, japan the silver and great britain took the bronze. ryan lochte hopes to shake off a disappointing day in the pool today. he finished in fourth place in the 200 meter freestyle. frenchman agnel took home the gold. second straight day he has tortured american swimmers. on sunday he came from behind in the final leg of the relay to help france defeat the u.s. lochte will be in the 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay. >> 17-year-old misty franklin took home her first ever gold medal as she squeezed out a win in the backstroke. second out of 11 who won with her parents cheering her on from the stands. she will go for her third medal later today in the 200 meter freestyle. we will have much more olympic coverage ahead on "news4 today." our hone dan hellie will join us live from london in the next hour. and, of course, you, tom, danella, and me, we all decided for some reason to try our hand at some of the sports. wait until you see how we did when it came to jave
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Dec 23, 2010 4:30am EST
giant pandas a little bit longut at the national zoo. >> goodnews. absolutely, china approved a mporary extension. the paas are on a teyear contract that expirest the end of the year. the zoo is negotiating a new agement to ke the pandas. they sayhey expect the agreement to be signed in january. they're the parents otaihand who was returnedto china in bruar >> have you been out to see them in person? have you been outo seehem in the fur? >> s. we love th. they didn't get all thelory that tai sha did. >> theye beautiful. and i'm emrrasse to say i've not beenut to see them. >> er? >> no, i haven't. i seehem on television all the time >> you might not recognize tem in person. they look a little fferen >> they're a little different. they look smaller. all right. 4:38 is r time 32degrees. ahead on "news 4 today," small locally owned stores make a tch to getyou in their doors on this holay season. what they're doing t compete with thebig boys. >> plu tom will have your chstmas forecasthen we return. >>>o you know what time it is? it's4:41. early on this thursday morning. good mornin i
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Jul 13, 2012 4:30am EDT
they were made. ralph lauren designed the apparel you see it here. the uniforms were made in china. leaders on capitol hill say it's ridiculous that american textile workers didn't get to make the uniforms that will represent our country. >> i think the olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves. i think they should be embarrassed. i think they should take all of the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again. if they have to wear nothing but something that has usa on it painted by hand, that's what they should wear. >> similar controversy four years ago one team usa's were made in china. ralph lauren designed those uniforms, too. the u.s. olympic committee read in part, unlike most olympic teams around the world the u.s. olympic team is privately finded and we're grateful for the support of the supporters. i didn't realize we weren't putting any money toward the olympic team as citizens. >> i think people want the fact that we are americans representing this country at the olympics to say american workers put their hand on this uniform. at two w
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May 9, 2011 4:30am EDT
u.s. ambassador to china. the 51-year-old california native told reporters this weekend if he does decide to run he will do so within the next month or so. huntsman set up a federal political committee and hired staff and is planning a run for the white house in 2012. >>> a planned protest for d.c. chancellor michelle rhee. the three are expected to talk about the benefit of vouchers and charter schools. pro union groups are planning a rally outside the summit at the washington marriott hotel saying they are trying to dismantle public education. >>> some of you may have seen prices at your local gas station stop crime or go down. but is pain at the pump really over? some analysts seem to think so. aaa says we could see gas prices drop 50 cents in june. we should find out within the hour if prices dipped any more overnight. right now the national average stands at $3.96. d.c., it's much higher. a gallon of regular costs $4.13. regular in maryland, #$.98. virginia, the average is $3.87. and in virginia, $4.12. >>> new research shows parents and doctors should not rush into a ct scan
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Sep 20, 2012 4:30am EDT
as china. >>> do you like yogurt? apparently it can help with your blood pressure if you have high blood pressure. we'll explain. >> more on that story. plus, we'll have your weather first. really good news when we return in just two minutes. >>> weather first. if you're just waking up, 4:44. if you could manifest a cold real soon, maybe call into sick to work, today is the day to do it. top ten of the day probably howard says. >>it's going to be perfect. even you can hit a straight golf ball today. >> wow. >> it's going to be that good. >> that's fighting words. >> no, he's right. >> a beautiful, beautiful day ahead. you could probably hit it much stater than i do. >>> a great day ahead this morning. there's a big chill in the air and a touch of fog out toward warrenton. here's a look at your bus stop forecast. the word this morning in the suburbs is burr. it's cold out there. >> this is cool wet leather jacket -- cool leather jacket weather. >> sunrise at 6:44. it's going to abdelightfully -- to be a delightfully sunny day. winds 7, 8 miles an hour. very comfortable. 71 at noon.
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Jun 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
. economy. china announced it was cutting its lending rate, which boosted stock futures. the nasdaq and s&p posted small losses. >>> a new government report shows good reason to be concerned with teens behind the wheel. the survey from the centers for disease control show that distracted driving is on the rise. 1/3 of teenager say they've sent messages while driving. and sobering numbers from the same government report. according to the cdc, there's a 40% drop in deadly crashes involving teens in the last decade. researchers say more teens are wearing seabees and avoiding getting into a car driven by someone who's been drinking alcohol. >>> an alarming trend reported by the cdc on another risky behavior. the survey showed more teenagers are smoking marijuana than those who are smoking cigarettes. 23% of high school students say that they recently smoked pot. while 18% said that they smoked cigarettes. at times, pot and cigarette use were about the same level. last year marked the first time marijuana was clearly greater. the study if the university of michigan showed teens apparently see
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Sep 28, 2011 4:30am EDT
furniture, ceramics, like this wild turkey platter from the monroe presidency and china from various presidents, including abraham lincoln. textiles, glassware, and even lighting fixtures will be on exhibit. the decorating artifacts will be on display until next year >> some nice stuff. >> i don't know, turkey platter? always wanted that for thanksgiving. >> call it a nick knack. 4:54 is the time. 69 degrees. >>> coming up, the >>> welcome back at 4:57. facebook is tracking its users even when they're not logged on. according to the daily mail, facebook admitted it can follow users as they leave the social network site and venture to other sites. an australian blogger was first to call out the social network's lack of privacy. he said, when you sign up for facebook, it leaves files known as cookies on your computer. that information is september ba -- sent back to facebook servers. the collected data leads to ad decisions. they recommend deleting your browser history or use a separate browser just for facebook. >>> after concerns from former customers, the satellite monitoring servic
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Aug 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
at the pool has the u.s. tied for first in the medal count with china. both have 23 medals and the u.s. is closing in on the gold count. japan is a distant third with 13. back to you. >> get those gold medals up. got to get that number higher. >>> now time for weather and traffic on the ones. veronica johnson is here with us this morning to tell us about what kind of weather we're going to have today. what do you think? >> it's going to be a car gone copy. it's kind of just bland. it's kind of like the summer doldrums. >> i like it. >> you do? >> give me dull. keep your derechos. >> and heat wave. >> don't need it. >> it would be nice if we just had a beautiful day with sunshine and real low humidity. it's kind of just bland out there. it's humid. kind of sticky already or temperature right now, 74 degrees at reagan national. wind light. out of the northwest at five miles per hour right now. let's go ahead now and take a look at temperatures throughout the rest of the area. 68 degrees up to the north. mountary, 76 down to the southwest. culpepper, virginia. 74 in d.c. 72 degrees ri
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Jun 24, 2011 4:30am EDT
birth in 2005. the beloved panda was sent to a breeding program in china last year. so indication whether she's painting that crib area blue or pink. >> that's what i do. i start putting together my bamboo and mulberry branches. >> you've got a lot of it at your house. >> that would be so exciting to have a baby panda.
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Aug 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
than second place chi china. the u.s. leads in the gold count of 39. russia remains in a distant third with 56 total medals. >> can we just talk about mitchell for just one second, the determination and strength that man has. i give him all the props. my goodness gracious. >> can you imagine how painful that had to be. >> and he finished. >> god fod for him. >>> time for weather and traffic on the ones. >> we do need the rain but we don't want any flooding. and fortunately right now it doesn't look like a chance of that. meanwhile, in london, beautiful weather for the outdoor events there. live view of olympic stadium. it's almost 10:00 in the morning there. and they're in the low 60 there's now. but by noontime, in london time, it will be the low 70s. during the afternoon, reaching near 80 with lots of sunshine, light wind, beautiful day into the evening hours, too. back down to the upper 60s by 8:00 p.m. under a clear sky. well, here, it's all different. look at the radar. storm 4 radar showing a big area of rain moving in. these areas coming down hard right now. near leesburg and al
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May 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
escape set off a nearly month-long standoff between u.s. and china. he was ultimately allowed to come to new york university as a visiting scholar. >>> they have found at least 13 more corpses in syria days after the massacre that killed more than 100 people. the bodies were found blind folded with their hands tied behind their backs. officials say it appears they were killed execution style. president bashar al assad is believed to be behind these killings. they say his people have killed more than 13 thousand since the uprising last year. syrian officials promise a full investigation. >>> one of the oldest cold case murders in montgomery county may be solved, and the arrest in the mird murder-for-hire case. the southeast d.c. man went to the montgomery sheriff's office to clear his name. >> we weren't finding anything until we finally looked in judicial case search and we actually saw that a warrant popped up under na name, bobby co-ly, and it said, first degree meridian. >> the murder happened at the whexburg apartment complex. his wife was reported missing. they had informati
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Jun 21, 2011 4:30am EDT
. huntsman stepped down as president obama's ambassador to china in april. >>> it is now 4:38. 70 degrees. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] with amazing innovation, driven by relentless competition, wireless puts the world at your command. ♪ >>> good morning. a cloudy start to this tuesday morning. i'm meteorologist tom kierein. right now radar picking up a few lingering sprinkles this morning. right now in far eastern fairfax county into central prince william, southern fauquier, stafford, and spotsylvania. that's heading off to the east. right now temperatures at 60 to near 70. it's at 70 near reagan national. washington monument under a cloudy sky. by 9:00 mostly cloudy, mid-70s. sun should break out by afternoon. late afternoon, could get a passing thunderstorm as well as into early evening. then cloudy after that. might get a shower again tomorrow morning. we'll look at the rest of the week and the weekend at 4:51. danella, good morning. how's traffic? >> good morning. so far, so great. our roadways look excellent right now. let's take a look. >>> here's maryland at 495 at co
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Jun 29, 2011 4:30am EDT
problem. she could have a baby, maybe not. her first baby was sent to china last year. we'll have to wait and see. >> i wonder if she knows. she's not talking, but i wonder if she knows. >> imagine if it was like that for us.
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Apr 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
and shanghai. china already has missiles that can hit anywhere in india. india also says it has missiles for security purposes only. >>> three secret service agents are without a job this morning amid a growing prostitution scandal. one was allowed to retire and one was removed with cause and that means that agent could help with the help of a lawyer. the others quit. they're accused of bringing as many as 20 prostitutes in colombia while preparing for their t president's arrival. ten others are also believed to have been involved. >>> employees rocked by a spending scandal are reporting more cases of waste. the inspector general says calls to his hotline have triggered more investigations into wrongdoing. the gsa is in hot water for the la viv conferences that cost taxpayers more than $800,000. they took funded trip to hawaii, south pacific and now nappa valley. >>> closing argument is expected in the case of the south capitol's murder trial. five men are charged in the shooting from march of 2010. five died. six others were hurt in related violent attacks within days of each e
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Nov 4, 2010 4:30am EDT
person this year. rbes sites hu's quote dicta forrial controls over china's 1.3 billion people in making its decision. president obama finished second onhe list, followed by abdullah bin abdul aziz has aud, the king of saudi arabia. vladimir putin was fourth. pope benedict xvi was fifth. >>> it's been almost two years since president george w. bush left office and since then he's been largely out of the public eye. but t 43rd president is now back in thespotlight with the release of his new book entitled "decision point." nbc's matt lauer sat down with the former president for an exclusive interview and ask him whether cared about the public's perception of him as president. >> i really don't care about perceptions at thipoint in time. iserved. i gave it my all. and i'm a content man. and the book has been a -- a part of the transition process to private life. and it's a way for me to put the reader in the environment in which i had to make decisions. >> and you can watch matt's full exclusive interview with the former president on monday in a prime-time special right here on news
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Aug 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
are gold. china now trails by four with 77 but still holds the lead in gold medals. russia moved ahead of great britain into the third spot with 52 medals. another incredible day in track and field. allyson felix winning her gold after two disappointing olympics. very exciting. it brings tears to my eyes still when i hear the national anthem. >> and danella mentioned julie zetlin, who is going to be competing in rhythmic gymnastics. she tweeted just hours ago, "tomorrow is one of the two days that i will remember for the rest of my life." so, going to be a big deal. >> that's right. she said she was just happy to be there, soaking up the spirit. >>> 4:51, time for weather and traffic on the 1s, tom. how hot is it going to get today? >> here we go again, heat and humidity, and it's not too bad now, though. it's fairly pleasant this morning. we've got a mostly clear sky over the monument. that's a live view of the washington monument, jefferson memorial from our nbc 4 hd city camera early on this thursday morning. yeah, we've got some steam heat. 77 now at reagan national. the dew
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May 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
chinese legal activist at the center of a diplomatic talk between the u.s. and china left the u.s. embassy this morning. chen guangcheng is in a medical facility in beijing. he will be reunited with his family any minute. he escaped house arrest last month and has won worldwide acclaim for exposing four sterilizations and late-term abortions under chinese policy. >>> today mitt romney will be in virginia. the presumptive republican presidential nominee will hold two separate events today in the commonwealth. romney will start in chantilly, holding a joint event with virginia representative frank wolfe. tonight he'll be in pentagon city for a private dinner with donors. governor bob mcdonnell will join romney at the dinner. mcdonnell has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate. he also has a campaign event scheduled tomorrow. but details for that event have not been released. >>> newt gingrich, who's expected to suspend his campaign today, says he will endorse mitt romney. gingrich called romney a tough candidate and said re-electing president obama would be a disa
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Sep 28, 2010 4:30am EDT
- nojust buy it from china. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable ectricity standard today. >>> time for weather and traffic on this early tesday morning. it's 4:41. i'm tom kierein. moderate rain coming in west of interstate 95. it will be passing through in another hour or so. flooding and strong gusty winds as this moves on through. then it should dry out by noon time. during the afternoon, sunshine breaking out with highs near 80. partly cloudy. near 60 by dawn. thickening clouds wednesday. we could get more rain and could be a very wet day on thursday. a look at the weekend in ten minutes. how is thetraffic, jerry? >> tom, heading into town, you can't quite see it but police are dealing with an accident on the douglas bridge with two left lanes. watch out for potential early delays there. northeast, ken elworth, rhode island avenue, very quiet. 270 from i-70 down is fine. i-70 between btimore and frederick, no early ncerns. >> thanks very much, jerry. >>> 4:42. still to come, poison control is seeing a spike in calls from the students from the university of maryland. >
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May 7, 2012 4:30am EDT
. he now says he wants to leave china, travel to the u.s., and recuperate from years of imprisonment and harassment. a political adviser to president obama says the u.s. is making progress to help the chinese dissident. and china offered a plan to let chen apply to study abroad at new york university. it's not clear if it will allow -- if it will follow through with travel arrangements. >>> the family of linebacker junior seau is reconsidering their decision to donate his brain to science. a san diego chargers official said the family, which is samoan, is consulting with a group of elders before making a final decision. seau committed suicide last week in his california home. yesterday, hundreds took part in a paddle-out in honor of the long-time nfl star. fans swam out on surf boards, boats, and kayaks to show support for his family. there will be a public memorial service this friday at qualcomm stadium in san diego. >>> brice harper is young, just 19, and proving to be one of the most electric players in all of baseball. >> he's coming home! safe! [ wild cheering ] >> you sure thi
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May 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
. american officials have been blocked from seeing him. he's asked the u.s. for help in leaving china, even escaping house arrest and seeking refuge at the american embassy last week. he was under house arrest for exposing chinese human rights violations. chen says his family must be able to come with him, otherwise they'll be targeted for attacks from the government. >>> this morning, we're getting new insight into osama bin laden's final days. the military released documents the al qaeda leader sent in the years before his death. they indicate he was concerned about mistakes within his terrorist organization and its allies. bin laden was upset spinoff groups couldn't win public support. he blamed that on poorly planned attacks which he claimed killed too many innocent muslims. in fact, he wrote in 2010 that he planned to announce a new phase to his terror campaign to made. >>> in the day the lawyer for the 100-year-old millionaire who sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to john edwards is expected to take the stand in his campaign corruption trial. an interior designer testified y
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Feb 29, 2012 4:30am EST
china killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 40 others. several dozen people are missing this morning. but officials stopped the search and rescue fearing another explosion in northeastern china. the initial explosion happened yesterday morning. it was so intense, it flattened nearby buildings. one of the workshops at the plant exploded during the production of a high-energy fuel and propellant. about 100 people were working at the time. >>> a major bust of the hacker movement known as anonymous. police arrested 25 people believed to be part of the hacking network. the suspects were arrested in argentina, chile, colombia, and spain. they're accused of planning cyber-attacks against columbia's defense ministry and a chilean company among other targets. the arrests were part of an interpol operation. >>> for the first time in nearly four years, the dow is poised to open above the 13,000 mark. the dow broke through 13,000 several times last week, but it hasn't closed above that level since may, 2008. a few months before the fall of the lehman brothers investment bank. right
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Jan 21, 2011 4:30am EST
he was scheduded for china's alleg human rights violations. >>> thr young sister who i rvived deadly fire in prince george's county are in the hospital this morning. that home started on wednesday morning. their 9 year-old sister was killed. two of the girls are showing sis of improvement and will surviv the third remains in extremel critical condition at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. >>> it was scene out of a hollywood production 800 fbi agents arrested 120 connected t the mafia. it was part of coordinated effort to weaken wel known sicilian mafia. people from new york, and rhode island were arrested. the mobsters were charged with racketeeri, murder, and taking out val mobsters. >> today's arrests mark an importt and encouraging step forward in disrupting the operations. >>he mob sting is being called the largest mafia round up ever it was the result of wire tapping and finding snches and resulting in prison sentences for some of the group's leaders. >> the final mission of the ace shuttle fleet. "atlantis" will be deliveringo the space station. "discovery" is setoaunch on f
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Feb 6, 2012 4:30am EST
they are empowered by a veto of a u.n. resolution. china and russia shut down a resolution calling for president bashir asaid to step aside. despite the u.n. veto members of the arab league are cutting off diplomatic ties in a move to pressure assad to step down. >>> the dictator of panama is in the hospital. he's being treated for extreme hypertension. authorities transferred him from president where he's serving a 60 year sentence. panama's health minister said norieg a's blood pressure is very high leading to a stroke. >>> this morning, three people who survived a plane crash have an amazing story to tell. a small plane they were riding in crashed upside down through a house in montana. witnesses say the plane hit a few trees before the crash. the pilot and his daughter managed to get out of the plane and walk through the front door unharmed. another passenger and a dog on board also managed to walk away without any injuries. the owner of the home was not hurt. >>> this morning nfl and nbc are apologizing for the inappropriate gesture that aired during the super bowl halftime show.
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Dec 19, 2011 4:30am EST
. the agreement with china stipulated one or both pandas could be traded for others if they could not breed. >>> tebow-mania is sweeping the nation, and two high school students are paying the price. they were accused of tebow-ing, which is imitating the quarterback's pose kneeling and praying. they organized several kneel-downs. it created a potential safety hazard. tebow commented on the incident and said, while it is funny, it's important to respect authority. >>> you might expect runaway cattle in texas, but not a runaway golf cart. this was the scene at cowboys stadium right after a high school football game. you can see the electric cart didn't have a driver. it was motoring itself down the field. for some reason the cart took off suddenly from the end zone plowing into a cluster of people at midfield. several people were injured, including the winning high school football coach. it's unclear what caused that cart to malfunction. >>> we have a traffic alert for you this morning. expect some slow going in northeast washington if you travel along benning road. ddot is beginning th
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May 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
china right now. >> can you imagine if humans had as many false pregnancies as pandas did? we would all be on edge. it's a rainy morning. >> keep it handy the rest of the day. we are having the threat of high water in fairfax and loudon counties. watch out for that. parts of the arapahanac. right now as we look at the radar, passing heavy downpours. most of them in prince george's county and loudon county over the last hour. those showers are now beginning to break up a bit. look at the patches of yellow and orange. those are the areas where they're getting heavy downpours. right now from great falls, virginia, across loudon county line, a heavy downpour. that's tracking north and west. another one around leesburg. this is part of the potomac here that is flooding up from near the washington county border with west virginia. and right here in washington one brief heavy downpour. that's tracking off to the north and to the northwest. that's going to be moving into montgomery county shortly. as the day progresses, we will have the possibility of flooding. and all these counties in green f
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May 30, 2011 4:30am EDT
think about a lot of things. >> reporter: former china ambassador and utah governor john huntsman is also still on the watch list. polls show palin a strong third among republicans behind mitt romney and rudy giuliani. >>> a spokesman for congressman anthony wiener said a lewd photo sent from twitter was a result of a hacker. it was directed at a seattle woman showing his man in underwear from the stomach down. he is married and said the controversy is a distraction from important work. >>> 4:38 is our time. why congress is taking a closer look at sunscreen. >>> also, the new investigation into the arrests of some dancing protesters. protesters. >> next,[ horns honking ] [ whistle blows ] [ male announcer ] can the network you live on handle the computers, tvs and technology you can't live without? ♪ verizon fios can. get the power and speed of america's largest 100% fiber optic network. verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> welcome back. time 4:41. time for weather and traffic on the ones. outside it's
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Mar 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
meeting with leaders from russia, china, and kazakhstan. the trip comes at a time of heightened tensions with north korea. administration officials insist his visit is aimed at strengthening ties with the south and not provoking the north. >>> we're following breaking news from the middle east. officials in afghanistan say a man in an afghan army uniform killed two nato service members on a base in southern afghanistan. the bbc reports coalition troops attacked the killer. the incident happened at a base in the helmand province. we'll continue to update the story as more details become available. >>> 4:31. time for a first look at our forecast. tom kierein, welcome back to you. >> thank you, good to be back. hi, joe, good to see you. >> did you bring good weather? >> i'm here to help joe through the week. he's going to be weepy and really -- >> i probably will be. >> inconsolable. i'm here to help joe -- >> what about the rest of us? i'm weepy and inconsolable, too. >> it's going to be quite a week, really is going to be quite a week. here this morning we're starting off -- good morning
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Sep 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
and china the intervene but they seem reluctant to enter that war-torn country. it prompted a large demonstration in front of the white house. americans of the syrian-american counsel gathered yesterday urging president obama and other lawmakers to do more, saying the sanctions against syria simply aren't enough to curb the violence in the country. >> to supply the army weapons that they can defend themselves against the air strike, against the fighter jets and helicopters and thanks that's killing the city gls the protesters also said that intervening would help america's national security interests. >>> a man who called himself the messiah and founded a new religious movement passed away. sun moon died earlier today. he founded the unification church in the 1970s and the church is probably best known for holding mass weddings. moon also was the founder of the "washington tiles." officials for the unification church say moon died from knew mean -- you moania. >>> blen smith was flying in formation with two other jets sad when he tailed to make a turn and crashed. smith was the newe
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Oct 13, 2011 4:30am EDT
, president obama will invite china's president to the white house. the select few who will be chosen to attend the event will be the chance to attend the arrival sale ceremony. south korea is one of the most wired nations on the planet. >> interesting. 4:38 is our time. ahead on news 4 today, not out of the woods yet. why that listeria outbreak may continue to be on the climb even though the cantaloupe have been pulled from the store shelves. >> nine, nine, nine. jobs, jobs, jobs. >> and a long shot no more. wait until we show you how popular white house hopeful herman ♪ [ female announcer ] everybody loves that cushiony feeling. uh oh. i gotta go. [ female announcer ] and with charmin ultra soft, you can get that same cushiony feeling you love while still using less. charmin ultra soft has extra cushions that are soft and more absorbent. so you can use four times less versus the leading value brand. ah. [ female announcer ] using less never felt so good. we all go... why not enjoy the go with charmin ultra soft. >>> time for the weather and traffic on the 1s on this thursda
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Mar 24, 2011 4:30am EDT
juices at your local supermarket. they're also looking for international growth but primarily in china. >>> maryland wine lovers could soon have bottles shipped directly to their doors from the vineyard. two bills are moving new that would legalize wine shipments to maryland homes, but only from wineries, not from retail stores. the senate and house will hear the finalized proposals hater today in annapolis. >>> and next weekend you have the chance to try out for one of the longest running reality tv shows in history. mtv's real world. the show's creators are holding a casting call a week from saturday for the 26th season. the audition will be held at the town tavern on 18th street from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m. you have to be between the ages of 18 and 24. you also must bring a recent picture of yourself as well as a photo i.d. >> they did real world d.c. two years ago. don't know yet where this one is going to be.
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Jan 20, 2011 4:30am EST
hu jintao at the white hous before dinner, both men made tots. they praised the status of china u.s. relations and a willingness work together in the future. >>> encouraging news t of the tragedy in tucson. gabrielle giffords important rent milestone in her recovery, she ca now stand up. a hospital spokeerson in tucson sai medical staff helped her stand on hereet and lk out her om winw yesterday. this comes less than two weeks aftethe congresswoman was shot in the head while hosting a political event outside a grocery store. her fami plans to move her to a rehabilitation facility in houston as early a tomorrow. and that facility is the texts a institute rehabilitation a research. it specializes in traumatic brain injuries. the location in houston is close to where her husband, mark kelly, lives and works as an astronaut. he's trying to decide whether he will continue to serve as the commander ofhe space shuttle "endeavour" which idue to take its fin flight in april. neighbors say they're impressed by giffords' determination. >> it says a lot about her spirit, how she is as a person
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Feb 15, 2012 4:30am EST
holds its primary on february 28. >>> china's vice president heads to iowa today. xi jinping will fly to iowa to meet with chinese language students. he came to the iowa community more than a half century ago to study farming practices. he met with president obama yesterday. he says his trip to the united states is about forging a deeper friendship with the american people. >>> a mexican official says the u.s. travel warning about traveling to his country is "ridiculous" and out of proportion. the head of the mexican interior department says millions of tourists visit mexico without incident every year. the u.s. state department updated its travel warning to mexico earlier this month. it urges u.s. travelers to deter nonessential travel to 14 of mexico's 31 states because of drug-related violence. the warning includes mexican border towns. the u.s. warning also says millions of u.s. citizens safely do visit mexico every year. >>> a reminder -- don't forget your belongings at the airport security checkpoint line. this after a thief stole an expensive watch at a busy airport. it happened l
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Apr 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
late leader, kim il-sung. the u.s., russia, south korea, and china have condemned the planned launch. >>> an historic day in myanmar as former political prisoner is now part of the country's parliament. aung san suu kyi won her election yesterday as parts of the national league for democracy party. the nobel peace prize winner was under house arrest for close to 20 years before being released in 2010. she has pushed for democracy in myanmar. she hopes to work with the government to help bring real change to her country. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton has a stern warning for syria's president -- put together a peace proposal or else. secretary clinton joined other world officials from the arab league and european union in turkey as part of the friends of syria conference. they discussed how best to defend rebel forces while brokering a peace deal between the president and president bashir assad. clinton urged assad to either accept a peace plan or step down. >> we called for an immediate end to the killing in syria, and we urged the joint special envoy, kofi annan, to set a ti
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Nov 18, 2011 4:30am EST
each other's security measures. they were expected to talk about the south china sea, a key trade route causing territorial disputes in the area. >>> now to decision 2012. the secret service is now protecting herman cain. cain's campaign asked for the protection, and homeland security along with congressional leaders approved the request yesterday. they determined there was, what they call, credible threats against his life, which warranted the upgrade in security. he is the first republican candidate to receive secret service protection. >>> this morning we are hearing for the first time from the man accused of firing a gun at the white house and now charged with attempted assassination of president obama. oscar ortega hernandez recently received help from an idaho state university student to create a video he said was for a, quote, making a difference segment for the oprah winfrey network. this week the secret service traveled to idaho to gather copies of the video in which you can only hear hernandez's voice. for much of the 45-minute speech, hernandez preaches an anti-government mes
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May 26, 2011 4:30am EDT
powers will continue to be highly relevant and leaders despite growing countries like china, brazil, and india. i should mention that the president held a final farewell dinner for the queen before he left. he's headed to the g-8 this morning. joe? >>> a travel warning for the state department this morning, they're ordering all nonessential u.s. diplomats to leave yemen. the state department is urging american citizens to leave the country as well. the move comes amid concerns about security conditions in the country. street battles between supporters and opponents of yemen's president have been going on for three days now. 39 people have been killed in gun battles in the capital city. president obama has called on yemen's president to step down. >>> this morning, the montgomery county budget is voting on the fiscal budget. one week after reaching a tentative agreement on a $4.4 billion budget. the budget goes to effect in the first of july. >>> 4:38, 71 degrees. how the navy captain behind the nude videos is seeking public support. >>> also, a home with a horrific past is now for s
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
china's autumn festival. more than 100 people were rescued, and four remain in critical condition. a news conference is happening right now in hong kong. the ceo of the boat company just extended his deepest sympathy to the families and victims involved. reporting from the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> we're also following a developing story out of canada this morning, where firefighters are finally getting control at a massive fire at a racing fuel plant in winnipeg. that fire triggered several explosions and fireballs since it started last night. police evacuated more than 100 nearby homes. they're finally letting those residents return now. no one was hurt. >>> a peanut butter recall that started at trader joe's is expanding again this morning. new mexico based sunland incorporated makes peanut butter for several retailers. they are now including cashew butter, tahini, and blanched and roasted peanut products. the recall continues after 30 salmonella cases. the products can be found at trader joe's, giant, whole foods, and target. sunland are extending it as a precautionary m
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May 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >>> china's top diplomat is criticized remarks clinton has made. she's there to talk about major economic as well as security issues like iran and north korea. this comes as dissident chen guangcheng wants to leave. chen sought refuge at the embassy for six days. yesterday he was taken to the hospital for medical treatment for injury he suffered when he escaped house arrest. later today the federal government will release what they're calling a treasure trove of materiel, more than 6,000 pages of documents. s.e.a.l. team 6 confiscated those documents from five computers during last year's raid. the documents didn't contain plans for specific terrorist plans but did describe locations. >>> later today we'll see what the national will look like. the trust for the national mall will unveil designs today to renovate three parts of the machlt it will include a new ampy that it irand a pavilion near the tidal basin. the trust plans to raise $300 million for the project. it looks nice. >> it looks gorgeous. >> you can see some shows in the amphitheater. >> 4:31 is our time. meteorologis
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Nov 30, 2010 4:30am EST
talks with leaders in china. his country's only major al lie. the chairman of the north korea parliament wl travel to beijing. the discusons come as the united states and south korea continue military drills off the korean coast. they could trigger a full-blown war. meanwhile, foreign ministers from south korea and the united states and japan agrd to meet in washingtonn early dember. discussions will include north korea's attack on yeonpyeong island. and north korea's announcement today that it is operating a modern uranium enrichment plan. >>> 4:38, 47 degrees. a terrifying standoff inside a classroom ends with a gunshot. this morning we're hearing from students held hostage. >>> what technology is being discussed that would make the impossible to use your cell one in your car. >>> serious rain is heading our way. weat >>> welcome back to weather and traffic on the ones. ti now, 4:41. ouide, big difference from yesterday. yesterday we were contending with the cold. today, very mild. but we do have in that's set to move in just off to our west. 46 in clarksburg through montgom
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Aug 7, 2012 4:30am EDT
-american gold medal final for the women. >>> and with just six days of competition left, china back on top of the medal count with 64. the u.s. trails by only one with 63. total including 29 gold. meanwhile, russia quickly climbing in the medal count now with 42 medals. >>> crowds lined up to see the youngest gold medal winner at the london games, katie ledecky. the 15-year-old bethesda native was mobbed by family and friends and fans at dulles airport yesterday. the 800 meter swimming sensation says it's all surreal. >> i am so excited to see katie. she is possibly the coolest person i've ever met. >> this is fun. >> do you feel like a movie star? >> i don't know about that. >> maryland's golden girl is stopping by our studio today. you can watch katie ledecky live right here at news4 at 6:00. i'm so happy for her. all the emotions. all this amazing experience. soaking it all? >> i might come back to work tonight to meet her. >> just to meet her. >> how often do you get to meet an olympian. >> she's so poised and gracious at 15. >> soak it up. i hope she enjoys all of it. >>> time for
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Aug 13, 2012 4:30am EDT
count. the u.s. took home 104 total medals, 46 of those gold. china was next closest with 87 medals and 38 golds. it's the fifth straight summer games where the u.s. had the most total medals. swimming and track accounted for 60 of america's medals alone. >> i like how men's basketball, that instead of big bucket -- lebron has a little water bottle over the coach. where was the big watercooler. >> maybe that was his rule. >> all right. >> perhaps. >>> by now, we've all seen the images of mckayla maroney after she won silver. >> she was clearly upset and hers body language said it all. >> blogs started popping up everywhere, wearing her silver medal next to iconic moments throughout history. >> now maroney is having some fun with it. she posted this picture on instagram on saturday. maroney and members of the fab five are seen skouling with the tag line, the pool is closed, #notimpressed. these girls have nothing to frown about. this women's gymnastics team took home its first gold in the all around since 1996. i'm glad she's having a good sense of humor about it. >> i know. my favor
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Feb 15, 2011 4:30am EST
awareness to the struggle for independence in china. norbu lived in indiana and was the son of the dalai lama's late brother. >>> there are new accusations this morning against troubled redskin albert haynesworth. police say they are investigating reports of sexual abuse against a waitress at the w hotel. jackie bensen reports. >> reporter: the call came in to d.c. police hours after albert haynesworth turned himself in to police in fairfax county, virginia, saturday in connection with a road rage incident there. he was released on personal recognizance. this call came from the w hotel on 15th street north west near the white house. known for its popular rooftop bar. the d.c. police incident reports says a waitress was clearing a table and her hands full of glasses when a man at the table asked to pay his bill giving her his credit card. the report says that he asked if it would be okay to stick the card in her blouse. the report indicates she nodded yes. then she told police that the man placed the card into her blouse and began sliding the card further to her left thigh and began
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May 25, 2011 4:30am EDT
south china, korea and vietnam. >>> hosni mu bar ebg will face trial for crimes against his own people. they include intentional murder, attempted murder of demonstrators and abuse of power to a mass wealth. mubarak could face the death penalty if convicted. he has been in custody in a hospital since last month. >>> today hundreds of flights will be delayed or canceled because of ash from volcano eruption in iceland. it's spreading across europe. germany will close airspace over its northern cities this morning. particles in the ash could sandblast the windows of planes. regulators are overreacting by canceling flights. there is no news, though. the amount of ash started to decrease. officials do not believe it will be as bad as last year when they canceled flights for days stranding passengers >> 4:37, 70 degrees. ahead a bombshell on day one of her trying. what casey anthony's attorneys say really happened to her daughter >> also, they came bearing gifts. what the first family gave to the royal couple and the president's faux pas during a president's faux pas during a formal d[ horns
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Jul 20, 2012 4:30am EDT
latest u.n. resolution was sreed toed by russia and china. >>> looks like george zimmerman's own words could come back to haunt him in court. his interview this week with fox news and sean hannity is now part of evidence in his upcoming trial. in the interview zimmerman said he felt the deadly shooting of 17-year-old trayvon martin was, quote, unquote, god's plan. a neighborhood watch volunteer say he never pursued martin and maintains it was in self-defense. meanwhile, barbara walters turned down her chance to interview zimmerman. according to the new york post his lawyers demanded that in exchange, abc recover a hotel room for zimmerman for a month. >>> convicted killer joran van der sloot may be getting paired while behind bars in peru. they're reporting he's planning to marry a mystery woman. the dutchman is serving a 28-year prison sentence for the murder of stephanie flores. she was found stabbed to death in lima's hotel room in june 2010. van der sloot also the prime suspect in the disappearance of natalie holloway. the 18-year-old vanished while on a class trip to aruba. her bo
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Aug 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
southwest china killed at least 19 miners. right now, crews are trying to rescue dozens of miners who are trapped under ground. rescuers found the bodies of 16 miners who died from carbon monoxide poisoning. state-run tv reports a gas leak caused the explosion. the owners are now in custody. >>> almost a dozen kids are in the hospital this morning after a frightening accident outside an elementary school in los angeles. firefighters say a 100-year-old man drove a car into a group of students yesterday afteoon. nine children and two adults were injured. police say some of the kids were trapped under the car and had to be pulled out. the victims are in serious condition this morning. the driver says his car's brakes went out. >>> today, the man accused in the mass shooting at a colorado theater will be in court. prosecutors are asking a judge for access to a notebook that the suspect, james holmes, mailed to a psychiatrist he was seeing at the university of colorado. the journal reportedly contains descriptions of a violent attack. holmes' attorney says her client's notebook is off limi
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Nov 12, 2010 4:30am EST
. >> president obama made little progress with china in talks about currency. the u.s. has long accused china of deliberately keeping its currency value low in order to boost its exports. >>> 4:31 is the time. 40 degrees the temperature. >> tom is here with the weather forecast. >> good morning. happy friday. starting off with a clear sky, and it is cold. many locations are below freezing. montgomery, fairfax and print george's county. beltway, low to mid-30s. in washington, near 40 near the bay. elsewhere, we have dipped to the 20s and 30s in much of the region with a clear sky. it's in the 20s in much of western marylandnd southeastern virginia, virginia tidewater, upp 30s to near 40 there. we've got this beautiful clear sky that's going to b with us again today throughout the day today. lots of sunshine. by 9:00 we should be back into the mid-40. our sunrise is 6:47. by noon time, should make it into the mid-50s and perhaps the low 60s briefly by midafternoon with lots of sun. sunset, 4:57. right back down to the 50s after that. for this friday night, about weather for rivalry and high school
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Feb 13, 2012 4:30am EST
virginia senate is expected to vote on the bill tomorrow. >>> the vice president of china is on his way to the united states for a visit with president obama. the vice president is expected to become the president of china and wants to help rebuild trust between the two countries. the vice president will also visit iowa and california to meet with local business leaders and then travel to ireland and turkey before returning home. >>> in decision 2012 now, gop presidential candidate rick santorum is suggesting that mitt romney rigged an influential poll. romney won saturday's straw poll at the conservative political action conference, cpac, by seven points. santorum accused romney's campaign of stacking the audience. [ applause ] >> well, the romney campaign, we've heard all sorts of things. >> a romney spokeswoman responded pie saying santorum has a history of making statements that are not grounded in the truth. the campaign also noted that romney edged out santorum in a related phone survey. >>> catholic church leaders and republicans on capitol hill are rejecting a compromise on a birth
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Aug 6, 2012 4:30am EDT
in this event. now here's a look at the latest medal count. china has retaken the lead with. team usa is just one behind china with 60. and in third place it's great britain with 37. coming in fourth place is russia with 35. now, back to you. >> thanks to danella. and our own dan hellie is in london right now. he will have more on the williams' sisters big weekend and what's next for 22-time olympic medalist michael phelps. that's coming up in his live record right here on nbc4. >> we're running out of sue per la tives for michael phelps. just going down in the books ever. >> he should become his own superlative. >>> coming up on 51 after the hour right now, tom kierein is here with a look at hot, stormy forecast. >> we're going to have phelpsian weather tomorrow. i'm going to start using that. there is the live view of london there at the olympic park. and you can see a little bit of sunshine there. here's the london forecast. partly cloudy there through the day. noontime temperatures will be in the mid 60s. and by mid afternoon there in london will it it will be near 70. then by
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Aug 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> and medals in today's events could help the u.s. regain if lead in the medal count. right now china is first with 73 medals. the u.s. trails by three with 70. 30 of which are gold. and host country great britain has moved into the third spot with 48 total medals. >>> we're getting some breaking news at 4:50 out of afghanistan. nato says a suicide attack has killed three coalition troops in eastern afghanistan. the taliban claiming responsibility for that assault. a spokesman for the local government there says two suicide bombers on foot detonated their explosives out side the provincial counsel building. >>> overnight, hundreds of tourists evacuated beach resorts as ernesto moves over the southern yucatan peninsula. ernesto is mexico's border with bell lease. the eye of that storm made landfall just south of cancun. right now ernesto, a category one hurricane. it has sustained winds of 80 miles per hour. as we understand it, its track is carrying it toward the southern part of the gulf of mexico. >>> all right. closer to home now. we are continuing our dog days of summer weather in th
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Aug 2, 2011 4:30am EDT
threat to the global markets. in the past, russia and china have questioned the dollar's prepr preeminece as the reserve kurns. >>> the storm was throwing lightning bolts at us yesterday afternoon. some pockets of rain. but temperatures are now much more comfortable with the humidity that's dropped. right now it's upper 60s in prince george's county. montgomery county, mid-60s in many locations. upper 60s in fairfax county. arlington county mid-70s. mid-70s washington and right by the bay. many locations away from the waters have dipped in the upper 60s. it's in the 60s as well in the mountains of western maryland, west virginia, and around the shenandoah valley, it's near 70 degrees. over the last 12 hours the last of those storms out to sea and diminishing. we may get a few clouds later today. overall, lots of sunshine. sunrise is at 6:10. by 9:00 we'll be near 80 degrees with lots of sunshine. by noontime up around 90. we ought to hit the low to mid-90s by late afternoon with lots of sun, low humidity. if you're going to be out for a prolonged period, you'll definitely need
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Nov 16, 2010 4:30am EST
robbery. he still faces two murder charges. >>> authorities in china blame unlicensed welders for starting a fire that killedore than 50 people. it happened yesterday at a 28-story building in shanghai that housed retired teachers. they accidentally set the fire while doing renovations. bamboo scaffolding with netting made it easy. >>> fbi is offering $20,000 lead to go an arrest in the shootings outside military facilities. five incidents since mid-october. all of the shootings have been linked to the same weapon. no one has been injured >> th morning tere are two d.c. council members who want to stop paying long-term welfare recipients. marion berry and yvette alexander have propose aid five-year limit. the limit would put the district in line with mo other states. opponents y it would lead to homelessness and hunger >> now alaska's senate seat. incumbent snur murkows is close to claiming the seat as a write-in candidate. she surpassed joe miller in total votes. if you throw out the ballots that don't spell her name correctly, miller regains the lead. they will finish counting t
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