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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Sep 7, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >>> another earthquake in china is to blame for more than 20 deaths this morning and hundreds more are hurt. overnight a 5.6 quake shook the provinces. state media there reports that more than 20,000 homes are now destroyed. crews are now searching homes for survivors. >>> there is anticipation ahead of today's august jobs report. it will get more scrutiny than usual because this also is the first day of the final stretch of the presidential election. there are several signs that hiring may be picking up. 163,000 new jobs were added in july. the unemployment rate stands at 8.3% right now. wall street hope for another boost from the jobs report dodd as well after leaping to its highest level in more than four years. signs of improvement in u.s. labor market boosted stocks. the dow soared 245 points to highest level since december 2007. the s&p 500 jumped to its highest level in 4 1/2 years. and the nasdaq hit a 12-year high. >>> both conventions are now over and today both president obama and republican challenger mitt romney are headed to the same battleground state. the president will spea
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Jul 25, 2011 4:30am EDT
china, south korea, and australia are trading lower this morning, some as much as 2%. >>> transportation officials will hold a news conference to express their frustration over a partial shutdown of the faa. about 4,000 employees are furloughed without pay today because congress was not able to pass an extension of the air travel agency's funding on friday. 1,000 of those employees work here in the district. it also means airports nationwide will not receive about $2.5 billion in funding for construction projects. congress says they will revisit the bill today. >>> happening today, we're going to learn how the u.s. will fight organized crime in this country and around the world. later this morning, attorney general eric holder and secretary general of homeland security janet napolitano will join members of the national security team to join a strategy to fight organized crime. >>> david wu says he will not resign, but will not run for reelection amid allegations of sexual misconduct. nancy pelosi is expected to formally request an ethics investigation. the democrat f
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Aug 19, 2011 4:30am EDT
occurred. reremain grateful for the opportunity our student-athletes have to engage in a team in china while strengthening what we admire at georgetown university. the hoyas are still in shanghai, where they're scheduled to play two more exhibition games. >>> a fire broke out at queen ann avenue and harbor avenue in beltsville. prince george's county say the house was vacant at the time, and they also say there was very minor damage to the house next door. no one was injured, and no word on whether it was, in fact, lightning that started that blaze. >>> virginia executed a man convicted of raping and murdering an 80-year-old woman. he was put to death at the greensville correction center, marking the first time the state used a revised three-drug cocktail by lethal injection. he had been charged with the 2001 rape and murder of ruth phillips. he had no words before the execution. >>> the search for a maryland woman in aruba will happen last week. investigators postponed the search for robyn gardner to prepare for the large scale operation. they believe her traveling companion is respon
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Feb 14, 2011 4:30am EST
. >> good win. congrats. >>> 4:58 is your time now. you can already buy coins, stamps and fine china featuring prince william and his bride-to-be, kate middleton, and soon you'll be able to buy a comic book. they're coming out with a comic about the famous royal couple. it's called "kate and william, a very public love story." it tells the story of a beautiful college girl who wins the heart of her handsome prince. while it's based on true story, the creators say it's all in good fun. >> i'm sure they'll enjoy all the things that i got wrong or seem totally incorrect. they'll get a ribbing on a few panels but hopefully i hope they'll prefer to serve it on a plate. >> what he said. it comes out
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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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May 11, 2011 4:30am EDT
, china and south korea. >>> governor martin o'malley signed a new law that will hold utility companies responsible for poor performance. the new reliability standards were created in response to long power outages experienced by pepco customers during last winter's blizzard and strong summer storms. state senator jim rosepepe said electric service is at third world levels and is embarrassing. >>> a new coach at the helm of the basketball team for the first time in 22 years. former a&m mark turgeon is expected to be announced at noon today at the comcast center. he has impressive credential and is a solid recruiter. he led the aggies to four straight ncaa appearances. welcome, coach turgeon. >>> 4:50 this morning. we're hearing the frantic 911 calls made seconds after a house exploded in montgomery county. the man who made the call is still a difficult subject to talk about. news 4's john schriven has mo. >> my neighbor needs help. please. >> sir, i need you to calm down. they're already on the way. >> frantic and out of breath, he made the call to 911 after his neighbor's house suddenl
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May 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
to a cub in 2005. that cub now lives in china. >> the national zoo's live tweeting the artificial insemination. i felt bad for her. >> some things are supposed to be private. >> she's under the microscope. all the pressure to have a baby. i'm feeling bad for that girl. >> maybe tien-tien needs a different cologne. try the old-fashioned way. five minutes -- go ahead -- before the top of the hour. >>> another reason to get extra shuteye. coming up, why a good night's sleep could help you keep those unwanted pounds off. >>> first, paying more to get out of town. how much plane tickets are right now in the district and why area airports will cost you the most to fly out of. >>> and more problems for a troubled transit center. how much construction mistakes are driving up the price for taxpayers. >>> welcome back. it will cost you more to fly out of all three airports in the washington region. according to the "washington post," air fare prices jumped 10% in the fourth quarter of last year. that's about on average for the rest of the country. members from the transportation department
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Oct 28, 2011 4:30am EDT
, maryland, all thanks to the help of a 12-year-old girl. china livingston heard alarms going off in the building behind her yesterday afternoon whch. when she went out to check, she saw people trapped on a third floor balcony.
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Aug 21, 2012 4:30am EDT
. the zoo's only panda cub to survive more than a few days. tai-shan is living happily in china now. we love them. >> it will be great. >> here's the problem with pandas. you can't tell until the actual baby is born. you just wait around. >> so we wait. >> yeah. >>> your time right now is 4:55. here's a place you would not want to be caught swimming. coming up at 5:15, where this rare and pretty amazing sight was caught on camera. >>> first, why tough times and high gas prices won't be keeping people at home this labor day. >>> plus, talking about one >>> plus, talking about one shiny a i'm barack obama and i approve this message now mitt romney's attacking the shinypresident on medicare? the nonpartisan a-a-r-p says obamacare "cracks down on medicare fraud, waste, and abuse and strengthens guaranteed benefits." and the ryan plan? a-a-r-p says it would undermine medicare and could lead to higher costs for seniors... and experts say ryan's voucher plan could raise future retirees costs more than six thousand dollars. get the facts. >>> if you're going on the a road trip on labor day
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Aug 22, 2011 4:30am EDT
hoyas game in china. the team played yesterday in front of a soldout crowd. the first game since the one that ended in a brawl. tickets were hard to come by. fans packed the stadium in anticipation of this rematch. the team was changed at the last minute, and georgetown played a different chinese team and won, 92-68. >>> an air stunt is under investigation after a wing walker fell to his death in front of a crowd. the accident happened at an air show near detroit this weekend. todd greene was trying to stand on the wing of an airplane and grab on the leg of a helicopter flying above him. he tried the maneuver three times before falling about 200 feet. greene is the son of legendary air stuntman eddie "the grip" greene. >>> right now we're tracking a tropical storm in the craribbec. tropical storm irene moving across puerto rico and heading to florida. the system pounded several caribbean islands with torrential rain and wind. the winds must reach 74 miles an hour to become a hurricane. forecasters expect the system to weaken as it moves toward the dominican republic later today.
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Jun 2, 2011 4:30am EDT
find. >> seriously. >> there you go. my goodness. >>> cyberattack, computer hackers in china broke into g mail accounts of senior officials in the u.s. and hundreds of others. google says all victims have been notified and their accounts have been secured. google believes chinese hackers tricked people in to sharing their pass word in so-called phishing scams. >> driving coulde
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Aug 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
five days of competition, here's how the medal count shapes up now. china back on top with 30 medals in total. the u.s. is right behind them with 29, 12 of which are gold, and japan sitting a distant third with 17 medals. >>> well, we here at news4 are lucky we are able and encouraged to watch the olympics at work, sometimes, not all the time. but in los angeles, city officials are asking city employees to root for the usa off the clock, at least the chief technology officer says there is a high volume of online traffic because of the online streaming option, and this has slowed down the city's computer network and clogged bandwidth. don't forget to logon to nbcwashington.com for everything you need to know about the london games, including a guide to local athletes and the day's big events. >>> 4:48 right now. the family of a maryland woman who vanished in aruba a year ago is holding out hope that they will get some answers. ♪ somewhere over the rainbow >> family and friends packed a small art gallery in frederick for a vigil last night. robyn gardner has been missing for a year n
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Jan 19, 2011 4:30am EST
hillary clinton, and it is the first whis dner hosted in china's honor in 13 years. >>> will. >>>he bill may pas in the house, which republicans now control. it will notikely pass in the democratic-controlled senate. president obama is threatening to veto any leglation tha does reach his desk. the vote was delayed i the wake of t shootings in tucson. >> for the first time hearing the extended wor of mark kelly, t husband of gabrielle giffords, a vicm in the shootings that claimed theives of six people. her husband's thoughts on the tragedy. >> i mean, a thousandf things to lov about her. >> referee: righ now, what he loves the most is his wife's spirit and strength in the face of a devastating injury. >> gunshot wound to the head. it will be a slow process. >> reree: allifficult to comprehendhat the man who spends every hour at her bed side. >> i a in a state of disbelief. i look at her, see what was done to her, and consider what recovery is going to be like for her. it will be hard work. you know, it is just, it sent righ >> referee: in a wide ranging interview with tucson filiate kwoa
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Sep 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
accounts and ship our jobs to china. swiss bank accounts never built an american bridge. swiss bank accounts never put cops on the streets or teachers in our classrooms. governor romney, just because you bank gaines the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >>> a lot of people speculating that o'malley is run for president four years from now and, of course, we are in charlotte for the convention. they will be bring you live reports today and tomorrow only on news4. >>> republicans are hoping to make noise in north carolina this week as well. bob mcdonnell will campaign today and tomorrow near the convention site. mcdonnell is one of the mitt romney's most active surrogates. gov her o'malley spend part of last week in tampa. vice president bid enwas supposed to be there as well but he canceled because of hurricane ice sake. >>> paul ryan is stumping for votes in battleground states. he campaigned yesterday in ohio and ohio. he accused president obama to break his promise to improve the economy. mitt romney is keeping a low profile this wee
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Nov 14, 2011 4:30am EST
work with russia and china to find more ways to put pressure on tehran to stop the nuclear program. the president did not justify the measures but says he's not taking any options off the table. >>> a professional skier died in an avalanche in northern utah. jamie pierre was killed in an avalanche he triggered while snowboarding at the unopen ski and snowboard result. he was not injured. officials remind people not to ski at resorts that are not open for the season because no avalanche control work has been done. earlier this year, pierre set a world record cliff jump by skiing 255 feet off a cliff into the snow below. >>> today virginia nuclear power plant is expected to go back online. the north anna nuclear plant will begin producing electricity for the first time since that 5.8 earthquake shut it down almost three months ago. dominion power says the quake did not do any damage to the plant, but they want to ensure that there were no structural problems with the plant. officials also said there's no need to change the design or the structure of that plant. lawmakers in frederick
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Aug 23, 2011 4:30am EDT
final stop on his eight-day trip. he's already visited mongolia and china. >>> a new gallup poll shows president obama is in a tight election race among the top republican candidate. 48% favored former massachusetts governor mitt romney over the president, who got 46%. president obama leads a matchup against minnesota congresswoman michelle bachmann 48-44. he edged out ron paul 47-45. it shows president obama tied with texas governor rick perry at 47%. >>> it's primary day in virginia. the commonwealth is holding primaries for nine state senate seats. republicans hope to gain a majority in the state senate by winning three seats in the general election. the house has five republican primaries. there are two primaries for the democrats. polls open at 6:00 this morning. they'll close at 7:00. >>> today you may want to ease off the gas on the beltway, or it could cost you. speed cameras will begin issuing $40 tickets for cars going 66 miles an hour. those cameras will be mounted inside white suvs. maryland highway officials want drivers to slow down around the construction zone near
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Jul 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
second in the medal count with 11 total including three gold medals. china is still in the lead with 12 so far and italy is in third place with 7 medals, followed by korea and france. back to you. >> thanks. >>> across the pond so many people are texting and tweeting from the olympics it's apparently overloading the networks. a live look now at the olympic oval just before 10:00 a.m. on sunday. at 7:00, though, they couldn't track men cyclists because data couldn't get through the system. people who line the streets there sent so many messages it overloaded the system. organizers fixed the problem before the women's road race. now they're asking people to limit their social networking during the games. >>> and make nbcwashington.com your home for the london olympics. you can find everything from results to profiles of local athletes. we've also got a link to the best olympic rivalries to help you get ready for every competition. a lot of athletes with ties to our area. you can go to our website and find out about them and when they're competing and what time you can watch. fun t
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Jul 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
for an acrobat in china. take a look at this video. he was walking backwards and blindfolded on a tight rope more than 650 feet up in the air, and he sort of lost his balance a little bit and then he slipped off that rope and fell. you see it right there. there he goes, boom, down. he survived, amazingly. >> yeah. we wouldn't have shown it, right? >> i know. but he wasn't seriously hurt, either, which is also good news. he later told chinese tv that he felt faint because he had been up there almost an hour and slipped because of the wind. now, he was near the end. he was almost to the landing there, when he fell, so the distance wasn't as great as it could have been, had he been at the middle point on that rope. so, very lucky guy. >> you could tell he was walking out of the trees. but here's a suggestion, if you're feeling faint, don't -- >> don't get on a tight rope. >> and try to walk backwards with a blindfold on. i don't know, perhaps. glad he's okay. >> stay with us.
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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