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Jan 19, 2011 5:00am EST
white house is preparing for a house dinner for china president hjintao. secretary of state hilry clinton, and thomas don lanwas there as well. tonight, the first state dinner that the white house has hosted in china's honor in 13 years. >> john boehner will not be there, he is not elaborating why he will not be there. >> hing to make a statement hoping to repl the president obama healthcare overhaul plan. the house i expected to vote on that legislation today. democrats in the senate are vowing to block it. president obama said it will veto the bill if it does reach his desk. the battle remains a heated one on both sides of theaisle. >>here is no doubt that inrance indusy will be poppin champagne bottles if the law was repealed. >> if congress has broadpower, our government pow will become limiess. >> the vote was postponed due to the shootings in tucson. >> boy is struck boy aar in maryland. it happened before 9:00ast night at landover and dodge park road. three teenagers were in the crosswalk at red line. a car cam tough the intersection and struck one of the teens, the driver
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Jan 17, 2011 5:00am EST
robert gates travelled to bejane last week. the visit comes at a te wn the uss and china are atdds over licies, and what to do about north korea. china's presiden said that the two countries would benit in finding common ground, adding, we both stand to benefit from a standingrelationship. >>michelle oba turns 47 years young. sh went to church with president obama and their daughter on m. street in northwest. with t song, "happy birthday." where youan give back on this national day of service. >> and starbuck's, making big ange. woman: i don't ow what i did before gps. >> gps: turn left ahead. >> woman: actually, got lost a lot. now i just follow the steps, and i can geanywhere i nt to go. turbax lets me do my taxes the sameay. its unique gps feature guides me step-bstep. searching over 350 deductions. so i get everything i deserve which helps me know it's done right. and gets mright to my maximum refund, guaranteed. >> man: try turbotax online now. you don'pay unless you're satisfied with the results. >>it is film for weather and traffic, it is 5:11, o this king day omonda morning. it
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Nov 12, 2010 5:00am EST
korea. he also made ttle talks with china. the u.s. has long accused china of deliberately keeping its currency value low in order to boost its export >>> now to a news 4 exclusive. what took an ambulance 15 minutes to respond to a call about an incident of a woman bleeding from a medical incision on her neck. good morning, elaine. >> reporter: it's a question her family members want answered. right now d.c. fire and ems is vestigating this incident. they're trying to figure out if anyone lied about it. that's because that call came from just a few blocks away from the firestatioback here. the cident happened back in september early in the morning. 72-year-old christina was bleeding uncontrollably from a shunt in her neck. it is allegedt was not at the firestation a few blocks aw from where the same fire truck came from but instead closer to a different station miles away at 4th vestreet and rhode islan avenue where it was about to end a shift. d.c. fire and ems investigating this incident at thitime. ey are not commenting on this case until that investigation is complete. but, aga
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Jul 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
tries to move beyond the damaging investigation. >>> the bizarre scene on one china road that looked more like child's play. >>> and you'll want to enjoy the pleasant start to the day that the hour. the big changes on the horizon, next >>> it looks like a game of dominos. a rhody vider collapses in the middle of the day in china. the .9 of a mile long stretch came tumbling down in just 30 second npsz is the second time in ten days the difficult 1r50id vider has collapsed. the new road bafrirrier is in t works now. >> it's kind of cool to see. it dou does look like dominos. >>> as we look outside, we can tell you it's 73 degrees here. >> we have a few scattered sprinkles. have an umbrella handy for this friday. storm4 radar, patches of green, some sprinkles in northern virginia and west virginia now. and later today, we might have a lingering sprinkle by 9:00. a greater chance perhaps by later this afternoon of a passing shower. before then, cloudy and up into the mid 80s. still not too humid but humidity increases tonight for your friday evening along with the increasing chance of a
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Feb 24, 2012 5:00am EST
suffered minor injuries. >>> apple's biggest market, china, almost lost access to one of the most popular products. pro-view is in an von going battle with apple -- ongoing battle with apple over the name. it claims to have trademarked the name in 1999 and asked a court to stop apple from selling the ipad in the country. that would have forced apple to take the ipad off its own shelves. the court rejected the request, however. the company says it is looking to settle out of court. >>> there's the ipad, iphone, and ipod. why not an istove? trug be told, apple had nothing to do with this knockoff. the blog cena reports that a company in china is calling itself apple china and was caught selling an iphone gas stove. it is essentially a hot plate with an apple logo and the word iphone slapped on the front. buy it at your own risk. cops raided a warehouse in china and seized boxes of the phony apple stoves. >> my goodness. you could slap an iphone stick or anything. look -- >> that is sweet looking. >> there you go. >>> a year ago, panera bread made an unusual move of using the honors
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Jan 18, 2011 5:00am EST
six d injury 13 others. >>> president of china hu jintao will meet with psident obama, and a state dinner is planned for tomorrow. he has rule china since 2002, d visited then president bus in 2006. >> lking at the extra marital affair. he didn't admit it until it w announced they h a child out of wedloc they are cheing into theoney used to keep them i hiding. >>> mayee a rematch between web and allen thisyear. former to announce if he will return again. allen has been introducing staff, and plans to open a quarterbacks in richmond. >> the winter weather is going to make for a tough morning. many roads are covered with thin layer of snow and ice. a cck from fairfax at the roadways. >> it is looking nasty. if you can stay homedo it. a nice layer of ice is on everything not looking too bad, people almost driving normalspeed. a lot of plows, putting down salt. vdot put chloride down on the (areas, theyretreated sunday into monday. of course, as temperatures warm up, and thenext, this year, they are trying to get into suivisions, and help things there. a nasty layer over everytng. th d
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Jul 28, 2011 5:00am EDT
be disastrous for the country's future. >> with the debt to china reaching record levels, some analysts believe the chinese have overtaken the united states. >> the ad is called, change direction. it shows a little girl watching the news on what's supposed to be obama's last day of his second term in office. the commercial is only running in a handful of states, including virginia, florida, north carolina, indiana, ohio and iowa. >>> 76 degrees, overnight, a new theory about how amy winehouse died. what her family says may have killed her. >>> and new allegations, a local top-rated cop, charged with attempted murder. >>> and when the steamy stuff will [ carrie ] i remember my very first year as a teacher, setting that goal to become a principal. but, i have to support my family, so how do i go back to school? university of phoenix made it doable. a lot of my instructors were principals in my district. i wouldn't be where i am without that degree. my name is dr. carrie buck. i helped turn an at-risk school into an award winning school, and i am a phoenix. [ male announcer ] find
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May 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
70s. >>> joe biden believes china will let a blind chinese activist travel to the u.s. chen guangcheng escaped house arrest a week ago. he took shelter in the u.s. embassy. he's now in the hospital. chen wants to leave china with his family. he wants to travel to the u.s. to recuperate from years of imprisonment and harassment. china offered a plan to let chen apply to study abroad at new york university. not clear if they will follow through with travel arrangements for him. >>> the family of linebacker junior seau is reconsidering their decision to donate his brain to science. as part of their samoan culture, seau's family is consulting with a group of elders before making the important family decision. seau committed suicide last week at his california home, age 43. last week hundreds took part in a paddle-out to honor the nfl star. fans swam out on surf boards, boats, and kayaks to show support for the family. there will also be a public memorial this friday at qualcomm stadium in san diego. >>> 5:19. imagine getting ready to walk your dog. you look out the back window and there is
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Feb 13, 2012 5:00am EST
nominee. >>> the vice president of china is on his way to the u.s. for a visit with president obama. vice president ping is expected to become president of china and wants to rebuild trust between the two countries. the vice president will also visit iowa and california to meet with local business leaders. >>> this week jurors in the george huguely murder trial are expected to hear testimony about the cause of yeardley love's death. the medical examiner is expected to testify the university of virginia lacrosse player is accused of killing his former girlfriend, also a lacrosse player, in 2010. prosecutors say that huguely killed love in a jealous rage, slamming her head against the wall. the defense says their client was too drunk to plot love 's death. they say she was drunk and died of asphyxiation. the trial is expected to last at least one more week. >>> a virginia woman will appear in court today to learn her sentence for being part of a $50 million mortgage scam. diane frederick atari pled guilty in october of grand larceny and making false statement to obtain credit. she man
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Jan 5, 2012 5:00am EST
in china town last week. police say he spoke with southeastern accent. a woman told investigators she was in her car at seventh and s-street when a man jumped into her vehicle. she says he sexually assaulted her at gun point while her 15-month-old son was in the back seat. so far, no arrests have been made. >>> you may want to put away your iphone and other electronic devices and gadgets while riding metro. three men wearing ski masks robbed a man on the blue line in maryland. the victim tells metro police one of them had a gun. they demanded his iphone sxran off. it happened last night. no injuries were reported and the metro station remains open. >>> new from overnight, a firefighter was hurt battling flames at a macon car dealership in northwest washington. this is at the old curtis chevrolet dealership which served as the mayor's 2010 campaign headquarters. we're told the fire began in one of the back offices. one firefighter suffered minor burns under her chin. she's expected to be okay. >>> today, we'll find out how a new round of budget cutbacks will affect the military. th
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Sep 27, 2010 5:00am EDT
- not just buy it from china. call your senators andurgea renewable electricity standard today. or 100 calories? withlait delights, now you can finally have both. two indulgently rich layers of chocolate and raspberry yogurt... and oy 0 calories. for every pi lid you send in, yoplait will donate 10 cents to susan g. komen for the cure. with your help, we've donated $25 million over 12 years. so let's continue to make a differen one lid at a time. >>> time for weather and traffic early on this monday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist team krein. leave early. wet paveme all around the region. blue and green. light rain falling. areas of yellow, it's a little bit heavier. all of these are moving south to north at a prty good clip. from time to time we'll have passing showers. right now we're in the six around most of the region. 65 at national airport. afternoon highs around 70 or so with occasional showers likely. late afternoon, into this evening, strong storms are possible. some could produce damaging winds. things settle dwn tomorrow afternoon with clearing. mostly sunny we
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Dec 10, 2010 5:00am EST
anything teen gun to help him quit. >>> china is stepping up its security ahead of today's nobel peace prize today. challenging china's one-party rule. he is calling for international boycott of the ceremony. >>> our tim right now is 5:19. taking a live look outside where the temperature is 30 degrees. tually, that's considerably, at least a few degre, warmer than it was yesterday. and we have changes coming this weekend, including a built of a warmup, right, chuck >> a little bit of a hint of a warmup coming for tomorrow. sunday, though, looks like the day we will have to focus on the most. get your friday start, moatly cloudy sky. temperatures in the 20s. 30 in downtown. but 19 in man as as. most of montgomery county, mid-20s. fairfax county, 25 degrees. a little bit of light snow far western maryland, garrett county, frostburg, kaiser, west viinia. a few snowflakes there. a few flurries out west of harrisburg. no accumulating snows. just passing snowflakes west of the blue ridge. all-important seven-day forecast. there's a lot going on. today, cloudy skies and 40 degrees. part
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Oct 7, 2011 5:00am EDT
commute around china town or any roadways in d.c. i'm checking and so far, i don't see any problems for you as you make your commute this morning. i'm back in ten with another update. >>> danella, thank you. >>> it is now 55 degrees today. the new way for harry potter fans to live out the book. >>> and why amanda knox has been forced into hiding. >>> good morning. police say two groups of men were fighting in the petworth area when one of them caused his dog to attack the others. another man trying to get away from the pit bull ran into 14th street and was hit by an suv. police are looking for a late model balloon jeep liberty with significant damage to the front end. >>> a jury is recommending a virginia woman spend the next 35 years in prison for killing her 2-year-old granddaughter. carmella dela rosa was found guilty of first degree murder yesterday. last november, she threw her granddaughter off a sky walk at tyson's corner mall. her defense team argued that it was because she was mentally ill. prosecutors say she didn't like her son-in-law and was objecting to her daughter getting
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Jul 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
china are tied atop the leaderboard with 17 medals apiece. and china has a significant lead in gold. now back to you. >> all right, danella, thank you. >>> 5:36. 73 degrees. how a nurses care could be taking a toll on your health. the results in alarming study. >>> local olympian's gold medal hopes washed away. >>> and good old-fashioned d.c. humidity is on tap today. at sleep number, individualizing your sleep is at the heart of every innovation. with the sleep number bed, it's not about soft or firm. it's about support where you find it most comfortable. the magic of this bed is that you're sleeping on something that conforms to your individual shape. wow! that feels really good. you can adjust it to whatever your needs are. take it up one notch. my sleep number is 50. i'm a 45. and now, for those interested in trying memory foam, sleep number introduces our new memory foam series the only beds that combine cradling memory foam with the amazing dual-air adjustability of the sleep number bed. the memory foam bed that's perfect for couples. so whatever you feel like, sleep number's
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Feb 29, 2012 5:00am EST
chemical plant exploded in agenda, killing 16 and -- in china, killing 16 and injuring others. several people are missing. the search and rescue was stopped, fearing afternoon explosion at the plant 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. >>> if you ever -- never got the opportunity to witness a shuttle launch from kennedy space center down in florida, you'll have the chance to see a shuttle soar through the skies in april right here in washington. yes, nasa's shuttle discovery will soon be part of the national air and space museum's center near dults. discovery will leave the -- dulles. discovery will leave the kennedy space center on a boeing 747 on tuesday, april 17, and will arrive here around mid morning that day. it will then fly over parts of washington on its way to dulles. the smithsonian will kick off then a four-day welcome discovery festival on thur
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Aug 6, 2012 5:00am EDT
the only american competing in this event. now here's a look at the latest medal count. china has retaken the lead with 61 medal overall. 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, danella. >>> he is the most doak kor rated olympician of all time. so, what's next for michael phelps? what's he supposed to do in retirement? >>> also ahead, the actions one police department is taking this morning after this incident is caught on tape. >>> you might want to keep your umbrella handy as you get out the door. what parts of d.c. is getting more rain this morni >>> this morning. cruise are cleaning up devastating mudslides in aust a austria. the powerful storm. the mud blocked roads and knocked out bridges and damaged two dozen homes. it also took out power to 1,000 homes. >> just about 5:41. time for weather and traffic on the ones. tom kierein is here talking about the weather here. starting off humid and sticky. good morning to you. >> good morning. right now as we look
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Sep 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
that we must do even better. china, they're busy building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a renewable electrity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundredof thousands of new jobs. so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it from china. call your senatorsnd urge them to pass a renewable electricity standard today. >>> the man who invented the word truthiness may be called to tellhe truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth before congress. stefan colbert will reportedly testify before a house subcommittee on friday about farm worker rights. the comedian will be making another stop in washington next month for his highly publicized march to keep fear alive. it is the rival rally to jon stewart's rally to restore sanity. the national park service originally expected 25,000 to come out. it has been up to estimated 60,000 people. >>> good news for drivers on i-60. transportation officials are thinki
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
fireworks display in celebration of china's mid-autumn festival. it's not clear who's been arrested or what led to that accident. >>> apple is suing samsung. sam ausung said it would add th iphone 5 to its existing suit against apple if the phone was lte capable. >>> it's time for american express to pay up. the credit card company will refund $85 million to about 250,000 customers and pay $27.5 million in fines. the federal reserve and the consumer financial protection bureau says that amex violated federal laws and charged unlawful late fees. american express says customers entitled to the refunds will be notified as soon as possible. >>> home and furniture store ikea under fire for apparently air brushing women out of photos in one of its catalogs. the ikea catalog is printed in 38 countries and largely looks the same, but there appears to be one major exception. in saudi arabia, the version that goes there, almost all of the women have been erased. the ad controversy was uncovered by the swedish newspaper "metro." sweden's minister of trade called the retouched images a, quote, sad
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Jun 13, 2011 5:00am EDT
identified, but many are speculating the winner is from china. >> that is a whole lot of money to have lunch with warren buffett. that's for shoe. >> wonder if it includes iced tea. >> i'm sure it's going to be some kind of elaborate lunch, wouldn't you think? i guess the time and the advice you might get just sitting with him a little bit of time might be worth a little bit of that money. >> just give you two secrets. that's all you need. >>> the new traffic pattern to make a complicated area less congested and not so confusing. >>> reports of a new iphone. what this phone will have that none of the previous phones will have. >>> let's take a live look outside this morning. gorgeous sky, beautiful pinks and blues. clouds above us right now as 68.
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May 30, 2011 5:00am EDT
: former china ambassador and utah governor john huntsman is also still on the watch list. now, if palin runs, it turns out she will do very well. she's running a very strong third, right behind romney and rudy giuliani, who we have yet to hear from. >>> a spokesman for congressman anthony wiener said a lewd photo sent from twitter was a result of a hacker. over the weekend a tweet was directed at a seattle woman showing a man in his underwear from the stomach down. the 46-year-old congressman is married and said this controversy is, quote, a distraction from important work. new from overnight, a raging fire in montgomery county damages a barn and two silos at 1:00 this morning in the 9700 block of decloverly drive. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. >>> two tragic water accidents to report this morning. delmarva news radio station wgmd is reporting a woman died after her personal watercraft collided with another one at rehoboth bay. the other victim broke her neck in the accident. investigators have not released the name of the woman who died. >>> singer sean kings
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Nov 25, 2010 5:00am EST
"provocation." washington and sel have put mounting pressure on china to use influence over north korea. an american aircraft carrier group on its way to the yellow sea to conduct military exercises set to begin on sub. >>> this morning, a family will search to see what is left after a fire badly damaged their home. thexd fire broke out last night the 19,000 block of hoover farm drive in durwood. extra fire crews called in. firefighters say thatflames shot through the roof and they were concerned about water florida to fight the blaze. everyone got out safely, though, and no reports of any injuries. >>> prince georges county executive zach johnson facing harsh criticism. one of them, is he not cooperating with the transition out of office. officials say that johnson's administration h not offered letters of resignation which are typically done near the end of an administration. johnson's administration says he is surprised, saying he hasn't heard complaints about the transition effort. >>> prince georges police sergeant richard belabor out of jail after pleading not guilty to federal co
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Nov 22, 2010 5:00am EST
pumped water out for ten hours before reaching the miners. china's coal mine industry is considered the deadliest in the world with more than 2,600 last year for mine-related incidents. >>> in new zealand, hope is fading that 29 trapped miners will make it out align. they acknowledged that the miners may not have survived the initial blast on friday. a methane gas buildup may have been the cause of the explosion. rescuers hope to send a robot in today to check conditions. >>> nearly nineredskins left yesterday's game against the titans with injury. they were still able to pull off a 1916 n. mcnabb played well all day approximately hooked up with santana moss to tie the game. and graham ga know ce on from 47 yds but fell short. luckily for ganeaut, there was redemption. he naid one from 48 yards to seal the deal. >> as i told the team after the game, i've been to a lot of otball games throughout the years. the pro lel, i don't think i've had that many go down and the team fighting. it says how they handle themselves, how they work. a bunch of guys went down during the game. that does
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May 25, 2011 5:00am EDT
martin o'malley will be promoting maryland's life sciences companies which he wheufts china, south korea, and vietnam >> hundreds of flights will be delayed or canceled because of ash in iceland in europe. germany will close airspace this morning. particles in the ash could stall jet engines and sand blast the windows of planes. regularities are overreacting by canceling flights. there is good news. the amount of ash spewing from the cole vane know started to decrease. they do not believe the disruptions will be as bad as last year. >>> in sports the bats came away for the nats last night. unfortunately the bull pen fell asleep. michael morris hits a towering grand slam home run down the left field line, giving the nats a 5-2 lead at the moment. that's the first grand slam of his career. and the nats took that into the eighth inning. milwaukee catcher drove in two runs. the catcher dropped the ball and the nats loaded the paces in the ninth but lost, 7-6. brewers face off again at 1:10 this afternoon. >>> redskins will be back on the field today for a second day of player-run worko
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Apr 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
beijing and shanghai. the missile is designed to carry a 1 1/2-on the nuclear warhead. china already has missiles that could reach anywhere in india and doesn't consider this a threat. india say it is for security purposes only. >>> the charles county sheriff's office is investigating a shooting. they're now working to identify the victim and track down the gunman. >>> a fight over money has led to a shake-up at one of the areas largest churches. a six-person board at the city of praise fired pastor joel peebles. his mother, betty peebles, founded the church. since her death he's been in a legal battle with the church's board over who controls the money and the church's board. they say the firing was necessary. >>> today hundreds of university of maryland students will appeal to governor o'malley to protect funding for the school. they're rallying to urge the governor to call a special legislative session to resolve the budget crisis. they failed to reach an agreement during the regular budget meeting that occurred last week. a so-called doomsday budget meet willing take place next w
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Mar 28, 2011 5:00am EDT
bar in china town, cheering on the black and gold. ecstatic about the run, and the trip to houston. >> cinderella wears the slipper and we are going to the big dance. whoever thought vcu would be in the final four. >> trying to figure out a ticket to the end. we are going to win. >> this is the third time in 11th seed rooched the final four, the last time, 2006 with george mason. the virginia governor is cheering for vcu. quote we all look forward to cheering them on in the final four. i know they have two more big wins left in them. "let's hope so. >>> some of reportedly attended in the past. tablloyds reported that prince harry planned a stag party for his brother and friends. they went to a private residence accessible only by boat. they spent the weekend doing sports and other guy things. they wanted to keep the party low key. that is different from prince philip's party in 2009. >> the couple chose a multitiered fruit cake. the main cake will be a fruity floral master work designed with input from middleton. prince william will get his favorite chocolate biscuit cake from a fa
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May 9, 2011 5:00am EDT
served as u.s. ambassador to china for president obama. the 51-year-old california native told reporters this weekend if he does decide to run he will make an announcement in the next month or so. >>> new insight into the facts of a former president. the new book comes out tomorrow. it's called "the notes." ronald reagan's private collection of stories and wisdom. it includes messages the late president wrote on index cards. he often jotted down comments on everything he wanted to write in a speech to jokes. it will be on display at the reagan presidential library out in california. >>> 40 years after the firefight that wounded him a fallen soldier has his name on the wall. it left him paralyzed from the waist down. he returned home determined to take up a new fight as advocate for all disabled veterans at the department of labor here in d.c. >> and i think it helps the country understand that military conflicts, the impact doesn't end just when the fighting stops. this goes on for many years. >>> a total of five names will beed added to the wall over the coming week. >> 5:57.
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May 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
gave birth in 2005. he's currently living in china. >>> why you soon may be paying more at the grocery store. and you can't blame gasoline this time. >>> the gas mogul owns 200 stations and talks about why price are so high. >>> and we're taking a live look outside
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Jun 22, 2012 5:00am EDT
because investors demand higher interests. >>> vincent gray will begin a trip to china. the mayor will make stops in beijing, shanghai, and zhouchou. he will meet with real estate investors. his economic team will travel with him as well as private business owners and members of academia. >>> this morning martin o'malley is in new york. in just a few hours he will appear on "morning joe." the governor was fund-raising for the democratic governor's association which he chairs. also said o'malley was trying to raise money in hopes of gaining support on two issues on november's ballot, one includes the same-sex marriage law and the other would grant tuition rates to some undock chlted immigrants. >>> you may be tired of the weather but this morning in miami it is all about the heat. >> the miami heat are once again nba champions. lebron james captured that illusive title he so desperately coveted. >> miami dominated the oklahoma city thunder 121-106 clinching their second tight until seven years. lebron james careyed miami before 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists and earned mvp honor
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Mar 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >> mr. obama is also holding bilateral talks with leaders from china and kazakhstan today. >>> international communities plan to keep a close watch on north korea as it plans to test launch a long-range rocket next month. doing so threatens a deal with the u.s. for aid. south korea all says it will shoot down the rocket if it strays to its territory. north korea says the rocket's southerly flight path is meant to avoid other countries. >>> doctors are coming to the defense of former vice president dick cheney as he continues to recover from heart transplant surgery. the 71-year-old had the successful procedure saturday at inova fairfax hospital in falls church. some have questioned whether he received special treatment in getting the new heart considering his age. however, doctors say the current rules place medical need over a patient's age in the decision. inova fairfax is the same hospital in which cheney had a heart pump installed two years ago. >>> dozens of protests and rallies will be held for trayvon martin today, exactly one month after he was shot and killed by a
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Sep 6, 2012 5:00am EDT
the playground for a little boy in china. take a look here. this is a 3-year-old who apparently got his finger stuck in a metal plate at the top of a slide. >> oh. >> firefighters tried to lubricate his swollen finger. wow, they got really close, didn't they? wouldn't come out that way, though, so they had to use saws, files and even a hydraulic spreader to get that hole big enough to pull his finger out. after about three hours, they finally did imagine to free the little boy. as you see here, he was pretty upset about all this. >> poor guy. >> but no serious injuries for him. >> he's going to be scarred for life, though! i'm not going back to that playground. >> definitely not the slide, for a little while, at least. >> he'll recover. kids are resilient. >>> all right, 5:41, time for weather and traffic on the 1s. >> we are watching some showers move into, through the area, right, veronica? >> that's right. so, for anybody heading out the door in the next couple of minutes, umbrella weather yet again for this morning here. so, we start with the radar, storm team 4 radar. take a lo
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Nov 4, 2011 5:00am EDT
violations in the country to china's president. the nonprofit group oxfam also protested. it said it expects donations from rich countries to fall to $9.5 billion next year. >>> greece's prime minister's decision to abandon the referendum not only possibly saved his country but it helped out stock markets around the world. asian and european stocks all saw gains this week. experts say the news on greece helped as well as reports that the european central bank's plans to cut interest rates. these developments caused the nikkei to jump 160 points, almost 2%. the hang seng also saw massive improvements going up 650 points or nearly 3.5%. the jumps in these markets follows gains in the european market as well. all this sets everything up for a potentially good day for the dow which gained 208 points yesterday. >>> 5:37 is the time. a tennessee man faces ten years in prison for allegedly making profanity-laced threats against house majority leader eric cantor and his family. the fbi says glendon swift threatened to kill him, rape his daughter and kill his wife. investigators say those mes
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Jun 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
stepped down as the president's ambassador to china in april, and it was widely speculated he'll make a bid for the white house. >>> the most expensive show ever produced on broadway finally made its debut on friday. spider-man turn off the dark made his official debut. it was supposed to debut in 2010 but it was postponed due to financial problems and injuries to actors. it featured the marvel comic character and has music by bono and the edge. it's opened to mostly negative review "the new york times" says it is quit for kids under 10, calling it, quote, just a bore. >>> investigators are zeroing in on two people as they look into the cause of the wildfire in arizona. detectives are questioning them about an abandoned camp fire. weather has helped them contain the so-called wallow fire. it is now the largest wildfire in arizona history. the biggest in u.s. history was back in 2004. a wildfire in alaska that burned more than 2,000 square miles. >>> in iowa, the situation is getting dire along the missouri river. crews are trying to bolster a temporary levee there to prevent the
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Mar 7, 2011 5:00am EST
wore her dinner to the state china dinner earlier this year. >> the first lady looked stunning but i don't think the dress will look anything like that. >> no, but we would have guessed kate would pick a british designer, but we have to wait until the wedding date. she'll be beautiful, i'm sure. >>> which local award show turned into a fight night? and it was all caught on tape. >>> also, gas prices climbing at a near record pace. what rare action the white house is considering to try to help ease the pain. >>> and an update on the search for a driver that caused a nasty wrong-way wreck overnight and >>> surprise snow. while you slept there were flurries in the area. now the air is just plain cold. >>> mayoral mess. serious allegations from the man who once challenged vincent gray for mayor before working for him. >>> and pain at the pump. another spike overnight. now drastic action is being considered to help. good morning and welcome back to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> i'm kimberly suiter. welcome no "news4 today" on this monday, march 7th. you may notice what's leftover from
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Feb 15, 2012 5:00am EST
patrols continued in the strait. back to you. >> thank you. >>> china's haven't heads to iowa today. come co xi jinping came to the iowa community a half century ago to learn farming practices. he met with president obama and said his trip is about forging a deeper friendship with the american people. >>> there has been a recent spike in street robberies in parts of the district. 39 robberies were reported on tuesday alone. most of them occurred in the friendship heights and tinley town areas of northwest washington. on monday, three armed robberies occurred within just three hours. police think the same suspects are involved. d.c. council member mary chae reports the area. >> it is really a hit-and-run operation. they'll come upon people. they have guns. and then they run off, and in many cases it appears as though they parked in an alley or a couple blocks away. then they take off. >> the district is also struggling with a spike in robberies in the columbia heights and shaw neighborhoods. police say thieves are targeting iphones and cash. >>> a german-born man accused of killing h
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Dec 23, 2010 5:00am EST
tian tian are the parts of tai shan who was returned to china in february >> that's good news. >> the zoo would not be the same if we didn't have thepandas. >> some day, probably, they're goingto be draw. you've got t go visit, joe. >> it is. 5:26 is the time. till ahead this hour, me on that breaking news we're following. [ steve ] i was resterin my citi card for theoliday sweepstes, when i got this toy from my colleae in japan. turns out robosan was the ttest y of the year. [ news tv ] robosa4000 is sold out across the country. [ steve ] i was going to sell it onne and make a rtune. but then, i won a $1,000repaidard just because i used my citi card. so i made a decion, if citi could surprise me, why not do e same foromeone else? [ male announr ] register and use your card for chancto win a prepaid card orth up to $1000. what's your story? citian help you wre it. >> good morning i'm eun yang. good morni to you, i'm joe krebs. welcome to "news 4 today." it is thursday, the23rd day of december. a ve look outside. it's freezing outside right now thimorning. tilely 32 degrs. tom's here w
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Jul 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
snag some bargains. >>> a daredevil in china lucky to be alive this morning. take a look. he was walking backwards on a tight rope. he was also blind-folded, as you see there. he was more than 650 feet in the air, and suddenly, he just kind of lost his balance a little bit with that pole and he slipped right off that tight rope and fell into the cavern below. he survived, amazingly. he was not seriously hurt either. he later told chinese tv that he felt faint because he had been up there for almost an hour and he slipped because of the wind. >> and you notice that when he emerged, he was in all the shrubs and the brush, and it's important, a guess, to point out that he actually fell not as far as what he was originally walking over, because this was closer to the end. >> closer to the end, so lucky. >> thankfully for him. but i know we were talking about this before, but if you're feeling faint, you just don't get on a tight rope. >> skip it. that's right. 5:57 now. >>> straight ahead on "news 4 today" at 6:00, we're tracking breaking news. an officer-involved shooting leaves a m
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Jan 20, 2011 5:00am EST
. >>> and guest of honor, sar studded state dinner ahead of a very busy day for china's president. >>> welcome back to "news 4 today." p. >> it is thursd, january 20th, 2011. we'll take a le look outside. it is 36 degrees. a touc warmer than it has been and it feels nice o there, but we're getting ready for some chges in the forecast. all eyes and ears are on tom kierein th morning. >>> and in the intest of having a fair a balanced report, snow yay! >> tre are snow lovers o will. >> that's right. and we've beenissing big storms so far this year. this one does not look like a big stormor us. right now we don't have any travel problems morning. right now temperatures arecold, downo mere 30 degreesn the burbs of rural areas. right now it's in the upper 30s in washington, mid hirts by the bay. and parts of the etern shore are blow freezing there and central southern par of the eastn shore. near the waters, mid-30s. out in the mountains, only in the thents leadg edge of snow beginni move our way into southern ohio, kentky, indiana, illinois. that's the first part of the storm. it will
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May 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
>>> the blind chinese legal activist at the center of a diplomatic debate between the u.s. and china is at a medical facility in beijing. chen guangcheng left the u.s. embassy this morning. chen's lawyer says he's talked to his client. chen is receiving medical treatment and will be reunited with his family soon. he escaped house arrest last month. he's won worldwide acclaim for exposing forced sterilization and late-term abortions under chinese policy. >>> the release arrives after hillary clinton arrived in china for a scheduled visit. this is video of her arrival yesterday. clinton will be in china for two days to talk about strategic and economic issues. she's expected to push beijing to put more pressure on iran and north korea about their nuclear programs. treasury secretary tim geithner will also attend those meetings. >>> today the federal government is stepping in to try to clean up the mess that has become the second phase of the dulles metro rail project. transportation secretary ray la hood is pulling together all the major shakeholders to try -- stakeholders to try to ke
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Nov 30, 2010 5:00am EST
affected by drug violence. >>> a top official is holding lks with leaders in china, his country's only major al lie. the discussions come as the united states and south korea continue mility drills off the korean coast. they could trigger a full-blown war. meanwhile, foreign ministers from south korea and the united states and japan agreed to meet in washington in early december. discussions will inclu north korea's attack on yeonpyeong island. also up for discussion, north korea's annocement today that it is operating a morn uranium enrichment plan. >> a wisconsin high school will be closed after a student gunman held 23 people hostage. he shot himself as poli broke into the room. at this hour he is still alive. the gunman appeared to be depressed and didn't seem to want to hurt anyone. students said they tried to keep him calm by talking to him. >> we re talking about shing, hunting, movies, anything to keep the conversation going. we wanted to be on his goo side. >> counselors will be availabl today. >>> kaia henderson sent a letter that said we increased security both school a
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May 13, 2011 5:00am EDT
a bull in a china >>> [ coach ] in albuquerque,na citi pre-approved my mortgage. [ whistle blows ] all right, layups, guys. let's go. in sioux falls, i locked in a rate. coach, you get that house yet? working on it. [ coach ] the appraisal? ...springfield. wherever i was, my citi mortgage consultant had me covered. [ crowd cheering ] and 500 miles from home... [ cheering, cellphone beeps ] ...we finally had a new home. [ male announcer ] from pre-approval to closing, citi is with you every step of the way. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> oh, welcome back at 5:40. you've heard the expression, a bull in a china shop. how about a bull in a dress shop. that's right. some of the cows made a break for it after the truck flipped over. this one made it in the back of a dress shop. after an hour, cowboys arrived to capture it. he remembered the saying and broke through the front window there. >> that bull wants to get out of that dress shop, it's getting out, right now. >> i love how the cow was sitting in front of the window like that's where he belongs, he was one of
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Oct 28, 2011 5:00am EDT
-year-old girl. china livingston heard alarms going off at a building behind her yesterday. when she went to check out, she saw people were trapped on a third floor balcony. after a friend dialed 911, china explained the situation to the operator. >> i told the lady what was going on and there was a fire that was occurring, and two adults and a baby were stuck on the third balcony, and they could not get out because it was too much smoke in the building. >> because of that, firefighters were able to rescue the three people who were trapped by raising a ladder. a kitchen fire in a neighboring apartment started that blaze. good for her. congratulations. >>> a lot of the major changes. the roman catholic church is making to its mass. >>> the local murder for ♪ ♪ [ multiple sounds making melodic tune ] ♪ [ male announcer ] at northrop grumman, every innovation, every solution, comes together for a single purpose -- to make the world a safer place. that's the value of performance. northrop grumman. something.
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Jun 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
. huntsman stepped down as obama's ambassador to china in april. >>> today raising the debt limit. vice president biden and a bipartisan group of lawmakers resume their talks. republicans are offering to cut trillions of dollars in exchange for raising the debt ceiling and a vote to default on u.s. obligations. >>> congressman elijah cummings says officials are making progress into the investigation of his nephew's murder, but they need some help. cummings says someone knows who shot his nephew christopher cummings in virginia. yesterday he met with officials at old dominion university. police have not made any arrests in this case. >>> when pepco customers should >>> when p[ man ] i gots should this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man ] so i used mine to get a whole new perspective. ♪ [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. so our dentist
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Nov 5, 2010 5:00am EDT
valerie plame. >>> the cost of the food you eat is going up. emerging food markets like china are driving up the demand in meat the price of grains is going up becaus of worldwide droughts and other agriculture issues. grocery stores and restaurants are now starting to pass along the extra expenses to coumers. >> butter and cheese. it's just continual lip gone up since probably about june. >> 2% to 3% inflation overall. which means restaurants and grocery stores, you will see an average 2.5% higher prices. >> some food companies say they will begin selling food in smaller packages. >>> well, food prices might be going up but at least your coffee this morning could be free. burger king announced it will give out free cups of coffee every friday this month. the goal is topromote its new breakfast menu. you don't need to buy anything else to get the free cup of joe. it lasts unt 10:30 in the morning. they expec to give away 2 million free cups throughout the promotion. and two of those millionre going to eun. >> i wish. you still have time to enter an online hotry for the national ch
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May 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
ultimately allowed to leave china and come to new york university as a visiting scholars. >>> world leaders are called for new sanction against syrias after the u.n. discovered more bodies. the bodies were found blindfol blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs. they were killed execution fie. this comes days after kill 1g 50 people including children. syrian officials have promised a full investigation. >>> right now, stock markets around the world stumbling over spain's deepening financial crisis. that country's fourth largest bank has asked for a $24 billion bailout and unemployment is now at 25%. economists fear that spain could follow greece by defaulting on its debt, but the impact could be more widespread since spain's economy is twice as large. all of the major indices in asia closed down this morning because of the crisis. japan's nikkei took the brunt of the impact there, down 90 points on the day. the markets are actually up in europe right now, but only slightly. traders are a little more optimistic after a canadian i.t. company announced a deal to buy a london-based
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May 11, 2011 5:00am EDT
. mcdonald and other officials left last friday for the trip, including stops in japan, 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 blizzards and strong summer storms. it will allow maryland to fine the companies and return the money to customers. state senator jim rosepepe said electric service in the state is, quote, at third world levels and is dangerous and embarrassing. >>> today the terps will officially have a new coach at the helm of their basketball team for the first time in 22 years. former texas a&m mark turgeon is expected to be announced at noon today at the comcast center. he isn't the flashy one expected but he has impressive credentials and is a solid recruiter. he led the aggies to four straight ncaa appearances. >>> a tool used by lacrosse players to fine-tune their sticks has landed a maryland student in hot water. a pen knife was found in the bag of a lac
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Aug 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
total medals. 46 gold. china was next closest with 87 medals, 38 golds. swimming and track accounted for 60 of america's medals. ♪ >>> can't get this out of her head now. the games of the xxx olympiad are officially over. one of the main attractions of the closing ceremony, the spice girls. even london's mayor boris johnson and team yaus's missy franklin could not help but dance and sing along. >> they looked so good. >> i know. >> they've all had babies. they bounced back. >> love it. >> sporty spice hasn't changed her name, victoria beckham still has all of her style. and now we have this in our head. >> i know. got to get it out of my head. >>> london said good-bye to the summer games by showing off some popular musical artists. >> they included acts from the past and the present like one direction, hit boy band. george michael and annie lenox. the crowd even joined in singing "we will rock you." athletes say the closing ceremony was a great end to a great summer game. that was kate moss. >> something you can't really compare anything else. cool. nice way to wrap up the week. >> i h
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Dec 22, 2010 5:00am EST
way heret dulles internionals palpable. i jt talked to a young student fm china. she pose to school at uva. r flight has been entirel canceled and she'sbeing rerouted through new york, too and finally to hong kong. and she spent the night at the airport take a look at what it was like. a little bit chaoc, especially at the brith airys counter, which is known for its reliability. passengers sing they're s frustted. they want to get home for weddings baptisms but most of alwe're hearing they want to g home for chrimas. >> istay in a dorm. d i need to get home sae. >> our flight iscanceled. ll we can do is book another flight. >> we spt most of st night thinking is there any oer way we can go. >> it's not just international travers. when we were here at 4:30 in the morning, the les the american tket counter was 100 people deep to dallas. you couldsee the frtrationn peep's faces that eay in the morning. kimberly suiters, news 4. lindsay, back you. >> thank you, kim perly. >> that's awful there. peoplen california are dealg with a situation, record rainfall this morning. more than ft across
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Jun 2, 2011 5:00am EDT
china broke into the 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 sharing their pass words in phishing scams. >>> bargain hunters, groupon and expedia are teaming up for major discounts on hotels. package deals, airline tickets, karentals, cruises, and other destinations around the world. it will be called groupon get aways and it will launch in late june. >>> a lot of people come home on location, a t-shirt, a. >> a know zbloeb. >> a man named troy smith has everyone beat when it comes to souvenirs. they found a diamond. they came across a nearly 2 carat white diamond at the craters of diamond state park in arkansas. they named the die monday jamie's heart after their daughter. didn't know you named diamond. it's impressive. the fourth largest diamond found this year at the state park we need a state park like that here. >> now all of a sudden, the people are going to be booking their trip left and right, all of their summer v
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Oct 18, 2010 5:00am EDT
many of the miners lived. the other sent to china for display in chile's exhibit at the shanghai expo. >>> this morning crews will return to the reservoir to search for the body of a missing fairfax county woman. the 64-year-old disappeared saturday afternoon while training for regatta at say run park. police have yet to identify her but friends say she was an experienced rower. >> she was extremely fit, very generous. she would do anything to help anybody. i would say all ages, both sexes, everybody adored her. she had a lot of fans. i mean, the whole park was her fan. >> the missing boater was scheduled to race in a regatta that took place yesterday. >>> a bridge in virginia honors the life of a virginia tech student who dispeared a year ago. the parents of morgan harrington unveiled a plaque. it sits where the 20-year-old was last seen alive. she left a metallica concert last october. her remains were discovered three months later on a farm several miles away. so far police have yet to make any arrests in the case. >>> 25-year-old man is accused of killing an off-duty police office
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Sep 24, 2010 5:00am EDT
jobs. so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it from china. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable electricity standard today. >>> virginia carried out its first execution of a woman in nearly a century. 41-year-old teresa lewis was executed by lethal injection. she was convicted in 2002 of hiring two meno kill her husband and stepson in an elaborate scheme to collect insurance money. >>> d.c. school chancellor's future remains uncertain this morning. she met with vincent gray yesterday. gray said they did not discuss whether sheould keep her job. the two plan to meet again before november's general election. >>> moat row is getting high marks from the chair of the ntsb. deborah testified yesterday that metro is much safer than it was last year. she said thetransit agency has also started work on more than all the dozen ntsb's recommendations that came in the wake of last year's june deadly crash. >>> a fire destroyed three homes in the 8300 block of tillut loop in manassas. on resident did have a minor burn to the hand. the red cross was brought in to help
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