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Jan 7, 2016 4:00pm EST
, china. the stock market there dropped more than 7% today after chinese currency fell to its lowest levels since 2011. china has actually been letting its currency get weak in hopes of stabilizing its economy, but experts are saying that strategy isn't working, but there is good news for you in all of this. the price of oil dropped to its lowest level in 12 years which can drive prices at the pump down further. we'll dig deeper into the impact on your wallet when mary thompson of cnbc joins us in the next half hour. back to you. >> thanks, wendy. >>> president obama is about to host a major town hall meeting on gun control after two days that he announced executive orders to tighten those rules. meagan fitzgerald is live in fairfax. meagan, have we heard who else is going to be there? >> reporter: yes, chris. we understand that there are several groups that have been invited to this event including gun owners of america and the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. so folks from both sides of the issue here and there's no doubt there will be passionate questions thrown at presiden
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Feb 6, 2017 4:00pm EST
to bow bow. its 3-year-old panda cub will be leaving for china. she will officially be moved february 21st. she is the first surviving panda cub born at the national zoo since 2005. the zoo has a cooperative breeding agreement with china which requires all cubs to be returned to china by the time they turn 4. >>> that flash is a metro streaking over lake michigan. it lit up the morning sky in several states in the midwest. can you imagine driving around and seeing this? the national weather service -- the image was captured on car dash the national weather service says it triggered a sonic boom that shook some families' homes. experts think it either landed in the water or somehow broke up out there in the atmosphere. >> pretty amazing. >> so cool. >> yeah. that's the kind of thing you stop the car, pull over and just start shooting. >> most definitely. >> doug, you're talking about rain, snow, temps in the teens? >> yeah, yeah. we've got days near 70. we've got a couple of records we could break and we've got a snowstorm that could affect us the next couple of days two. first off, lo
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Dec 5, 2016 4:00pm EST
abuses. the a congressman from he praised trump and said it's a terrific signal to china that the u.s. will no longer be a pushover and there will be consequences for its agreasive actions. >>> a e recount of presidential votes is underway this afternoon in michigan after a federal judge ordered it. republicans and state officials argued against the recount because taxpayers might have to pay for part of it and there's no evidence of any it problems. the judge apounted by president obama ordered the immediate time is important. >> these votes are important and it's important that a miscount or a dismissal of votes in the communities of color not be contributing to an erroneous outcome. >> former green party candidate jill stein is is also seeking an emergency federal court order pennsylvania. >>> we're getting word this afternoon the mayor of d.c. is heading to trump tower to meet with the president-elect. she will speak with trump about common interests like rebuilding infrastructure. may u your bowser would like to discuss population growth, falling unemployment rate and schools. >>
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Nov 14, 2016 4:00pm EST
. and, you know, for us to pull out would then require us to countries in europe or china or russia that were still abiding by the deal because from their perspective iran had done what it was supposed to do. so it becomes more difficult, i think, to undo something that's working than undo something that isn't working and when you're not responsible for it i think you n when you are responsible for the deal and preventing iran from getting a nuclear weapon you are more likely to look at the facts. that is going to be true in other circumstances. for example, the paris agreement. there has been a lot of talk about the possibility of undoing this international agreement. thing and the good news is that what we've been able to show over the last five, six, eight years is that it's possible to grow the economy really fast and possible to bring down carbon emissions as well. it's not just a bunch of rules that we've set up. you've putting in solar panels and creating jobs, you've got the big three auto makers who have seen record sales and are overachieving on the fuel efficiency standar
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May 6, 2015 4:00pm EDT
. we're talking about furniture, china, even trinkets touched by u.s. presidents and they're being traded and sold. the news4 i-team scott mcfarland discovered some of what is changing hands shouldn't be. >> the most famous building, the most famous address in the nation. everything in the white house becomes a piece of history. a valuable keep sake. joe levine knows that better than anyone. >> it has to weigh about 10 15 pounds. >> his virginia home is filled with memorabilia he collects and sells. >> i'm asking $32,000 for that. >> this is brass. this has to be an extraordinarily valuable gift. >> the china and presidential tie clips. >> i've made a nice living through the years selling this. >> the white house stuff. >> yeah. >> white house handouts and memorabilia can be traded and sold. but white house property cannot brian miller a former federal investigator spotted this about to be sold at auction. >> we needed to stop the auction right away. that should belong to the american taxpayers. >> a white house rocking chair about to be put on the block in atlanta. and it is not just any
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Jan 6, 2015 4:00pm EST
on transgender patients. >>> you won't see the made in china label in the pet treat aisle at petco any longer. the store has pulled all china-made dog and cat treats from more than 1,300 stores across the country. it's the first national pet retailer to do it. the move comes amid concerns that china-made treats are making pets sick. last may, the fda reported nearly 5,000 pet illnesses, and 1,000 dog deaths after eating jerky treats made in china. testing hasn't discovered a cause, but the fda is still investigating. >>> well lots of you sent us your snow pictures, as you were out and about today. check them out on nbc's washington's facebook page. many drivers in our area are hoping that the evening ride home isn't as long or as slippery as the morning ride in. in montgomery county police responded to more than 100 crashes. news4's chris gordon has a look at road conditions in the county. >> reporter: this is chris gordon in bethesda along landy lane one of the many side streets still covered in this mushy mess. i saw a pickup truck spinning its wheels here just a few minutes ago.
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Sep 3, 2014 4:00pm EDT
next. d.c. mayor vincent gray is heading to china. >> and backlash for see low >>> first now at 4:30, trouble on our roads. first responders in montgomery reported taking them longer and longer to drive through traffic to answer emergency 911 calls. while some are blaming advancements in high-tech gadgets. >> super star cee lo green is doing backtracking. major in fact today amid an outcry over his recent tweets about rape. why some are calling the comments appalling. >> first at 4:30, new developments in the execution of the steve sotloff today. president obama warned isis terrorists that justice will be served but also left open questions about whether his goal is to destroy the terror group or simply contain it. and in the meantime public and political pressure is growing. >> some lawmakers are upset at the president. one senior senate republican said isis has god got to be destroyed and cannot be merely managed. president obama's mixed message came in astonia, the day after he learned after sotloff's beheading. many wondered if the president yet had a strategy for isis. >> our
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Jan 27, 2017 4:00pm EST
also looks to have a good relationship with all countries including russia and china. but he acknowledged that that wouldn't necessarily happen. >>> so who is theresa may? we're digging a little deeper into her background to see how the british prime minister's ideas may or may not align with president trump's. first of all, she is the first female prime minister in nearly three decades. the last, of course, being margaret thatcher who served in office from 1979 to 1990. may took over after brexit. she wasn't all that vocal about it but she did publicly support staying in the european union. after the referendum passed may was quoted as saying brexit means brexit and promised to make a clean break with she calls herself conservative. like president trump, she pledged to work for everyone, not just a privilegedd few. she's generally regarded as more conservative than prime minister david cameron. she supported cameron's legalization of gay marriage despite a lot of conservative criticism. may served as home secretary. that is pretty much the u.k.'s equivalent of homeland secur
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Oct 27, 2015 4:00pm EDT
that is sailing close to a disputed island in the south china sea. this guided missile destroyer went within 12 miles of an artificial island built by china over the past year. the philippines, taiwan and vietnam are all claiming this territory around the island and that area one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. they say the military will take any steps to protect the country's security. >>> this afternoon, a woman is placed on suicide watch accused of intentionally plowing her car into a crowded homecoming parade and killing four people at oklahoma state university. adacia chambers remains in a solitary cell held on a million-dollar bond. in two weeks she's going to be formally charged with four counts of second-degree murder. her attorney says she doesn't fully understand the gravity of what happened or the pain she caused. he says chambers has a history of mental illness, but her family never saw it coming. >> and i tried to wrap my mind around that, if she was in such a bad state, why didn't i see that? >> we told you about the four people who were killed at the parade. five
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Mar 2, 2015 4:00pm EST
. >>> prince william is getting high marks for his diplomatic visit to china. he's representing his grandmother, queen elizabeth. his father prince charles, has never been to china, and he has angered beijing by hosting the dalai lama who's seen as a separatist threat. the prince's visit includes efforts to promote the british brand in china. >>> a man in new jersey is being treated for burns over half his body after his house exploded while he was inside. he says he woke up at 2:00 a.m. to smell gas. when he went to the bathroom and turned on the light, the house erupted into flames. the house was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. he is expected to survive. it was the second home explosion from a gas leak in new jersey in less than a week. a few days ago an explosion injured 15 people. >>> her family calls it bullying. a picture of a toddler with a rare genetic disorder is making the rounds on social media. with some hateful comments attached. how others are showing their support for the little girl and her family. >>> and some big changes coming to your costco credit card.
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Jan 24, 2017 4:00pm EST
toys. critics say scrapping the deal also gives china an opportunity. the donald trump administration will have to make individual trade deals with each of the 11 countries involved in the original pact. china could make them better offers and elbow the u.s. out of about a third of all global trading. both trump and hillary clinton made campaign promises to break up this deal. analysts say the issue is that the arrangement created wealth for companies, but doesn't mandate that they spend that wealth on hiring or giving workers raises. >>> george h.w. bush is getting a little more active as he recovers from pneumonia. he's still in the hospital but he's sitting up today, talking the staff and visitors and even returning phone calls. he's working with physical therapists to help him regain strength. the former first lady barbara bush was released from the same hospital yesterday. but she was back at the hospital today to visit her virginia to crack down on the things that distract drivers and sometimes lead to deadly consequences. >> sure it looks kind of funny and it's f
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Oct 8, 2013 4:00pm EDT
in a motorcycle mob attack. >> a deadly swarm of giant bugs killing dozens of people in china. now let's turn to veronica. >> it is a dry, cool and cloudy evening for us. the big weather story right here. the upcoming nor'easter and that stretch, long stretch in fact, of wet weather we are going to be dealing with in a couple of minutes. i will tell you about the "newst 4:00" returns. >>> an undercover detective may be facing charges in a case of road rage gone viral. the attack last month involved a group of bikers and an suv driver. our new york sister station reports police are reviewing new video of the incident. it apparently shows the officer shattering the suv's back window. moments later, the driver is pulled out of his car and is beaten. sources say the officer did not take part in the assault but he also did not call 911. he waited four days to tell his superiors he was there. so far, four bikers have now been charged in the incident. >>> to a developing story out of italy today. divers are looking for one last victim from the wreckage of "costa condordia." today -- an at
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Dec 1, 2015 4:00pm EST
wave of smog and it's choking china's capital. the smog is so thick it's erasing the city's skyline and breaking records. the pollution level is now 35 times higher than what experts consider safe to breathe. schools are keeping students indoors. people are wearing face masks outside. and hospitals are packed with patients having breathing problems. ironically, china's president is in paris right now attending that climate change performance with other world leaders. >> could use a little bit of rain to wash some of that pollution away. >> yeah, tell you, doug, they would love to have what we've been having the last in 24 hours. >> it's really what they're putting into the atmosphere that's bringing that down, pollutants that continue to be out there. for us we're dealing with the rain that continues and most of us right now seeing a drying trend to the rain. let's look out toward reston. see the clouds remain. the rain is actually out of here. that's very good news for the evening commute. the roads still going to be on the wet side. we'll start to see drying for the roads over the
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Jul 8, 2013 4:00pm EDT
china it creates a spectacle. >> every year water is released from reservoir on the yellow river to remove silt deposits. these are images that show the operation that took place over the weekend. the speeding currents carry the sand and silt out to sea. >> this process began 13 years ago and has become a tourist attraction. >> almost looks like a won of nature but it isn't. >> speaking of brave thousands of people can say they survived one of spain's most popular annual events. >> a second running of the bulls took place early this morning in spain. no one was gored. the running of the bulls lasted just over two minutes and is the highlight of the nine day festival every year. >> the taipei zoo in taiwan is celebrating the birth of a baby panda. that is tiny. the cub was born saturday night. the cub appears to be energetic and healthy. that's energy in the palm of your hand. this is taiwan's first panda cub. >>> panda cubs are always the size of a stick of butter. >> i think it takes a while before we determine whether it's a boy or a girl. >> violent clashes in egypt leave 51 dead
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Dec 12, 2016 4:00pm EST
centered on global affairs. >> we talked about china and our most important adversary we talked about hacking, whether it's chinese hacking or purported russian hacking. >> just a short time ago, the vote recount in wisconsin ended and latest word was that hillary clinton. picked up 25 votes. donald trump won the state by more than 22,000. and jill stein requested a recount and fade for it u but her attempts to have them in pennsylvania and michigan have been blocked in court. >>> the revolving door at the pentagon now in the president-elect's cross hairs. we'll have more on that in a live report coming up from capitol hill at 4:45. desk. we're following breaking news. a deadly crash in loudoun county. a dramatic impact on the roads in that area. this is far western loudoun county along route 7. one person was killed after a truck and car crashed. deputy says u they had to shut down all westbound lanes of route 7 in the area of yellow schoolhouse road. investigator says it's going to be awhile before they will be able to reopen those lanes. images show the dramatic nature of thi
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May 26, 2017 4:00pm EDT
china, one of the major ports of entry is virginia, where customs officials screen them in norfolk. >>> looking for a little bit of sun and sand, but don't want to fight the bridge traffic, well, consider the small town of north beach, maryland. meg megan mcgrath spent the day there and learned the city has a whole summer's worth of events planned for you if you visit. >> reporter: with the coming upon memorial day, a lot of people will be hitting the beach, but you don't have to cross the chesapeake bay in order to find sand. north beach is a charming little town located right on the chesapeake bay. it's only about an hour's drive from d.c., and the vibe is very chill and family friendly. and we have a museum. we have a sculpture garden. we have shops, great restaurants. and a view that you can only find in a bayside town. >> reporter: and there's something going on all the time in north beach. one of the most popular events is the friday farmers market. it's really more than just a farmers market with produce. they close down streets. there's a classic car ride-in. you can talk t
NBC
Sep 28, 2015 4:00pm EDT
. this year apple included china in the new phone launch and the new models will be available by the end of the next week and the cheapest version will set you back about $650. >>> people aren't buying as much cold cereal as they used to, but have you noticed, prices are still going up. shoppers will spend nearly $10 billion on cold cereal this year. it may not sound like a lot, but at 7% less than we paid in 20 twefrl and at the same time prices are rising. today you'll have to spend nearly $3. some higher-end cereals now cost more than a steak. >>> a new week, yet another deadly incident involving police. why a teenager's mother says she's not getting answers about >>> seattle's ride the duck tours have been put on hold with no word on when they're coming back. this is coming after another victim from thursday's crash has died and there are new revelations from a federal investigation. the national transportation safety board says the duck boat involved in that crash did not get a recommended axle repair two years ago. >> we will not return any of the fleet to service until we can demo
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Mar 7, 2017 4:00pm EST
her new live in china. bao bao is eating the right amount of bamboo and blood tests show no pair sirparasites or ot health complications. in the nbc washington app we have every picture and video from her time here in washington. just search bao bao. >>> speaking of health departmen department, after weeks of waiting lawmakers say they have a plan to fix healthcare in our country. >>> homes ploblown >>> a new battle over health care is about to begin. we're taking you in-depth. what's in, what's out? what are the c plan can pass? >>> it's almost time to book that spring or summer get-away. before you book your flights you need to here why susan hogan says you may be better off to pay the extra money >>> showers are rolling through our area. what about the chance for snow before the end of the week? >>> you're watching news4 at 4:00. >>> first at 4:00, several towns in the midwest are reeling after getting hit by a string of severe storms. you're looking at damage in the city of smithville, about 20 miles north of kansas city. >> today the town's fire chief said weather events lik
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Jun 30, 2017 4:00pm EDT
new president, a health care battle and a trade show down with china. all of that largely overshadowed by the president's tweets lashing at msnbc joe and mika thursday morning. the pair responded today. >> my family brought me up really tough, this is absolutely nothing. i am very concerned as to what this once again states. >> we're okay. the country is fine. >> the president immediately fired back, watch low-rated morning joe for first time in long time fake news, he called me to stop a national enquirer article, i said, no. his initial tweet both outraged even within his own party. mika was bleeding badly from a facelift, she wrote. >> it's a tweet that was reckless. it was juvenile, and it was, again, a distraction from the standpoint of legislative activity. >> today in the rose garden after a joint statement with south korea's leader about growing tensions with nuclear armed north korea, the president of the united states ignored shouted questions about his feud with two cable tv hosts. >> reporter: and right about now, president trump is off. he's leaving washington
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Jul 6, 2017 4:00pm EDT
the g 20 summit, president t criticism and pushing china to impose sanctions on north korea. >> they don't want to sit down. we have to use pressure to get them to the table. >> this on the eve of president trump's first face-to-face meeting with russian president vladimir putin. >> experts say, that message not likely. >> there's no benefit to the president domestically in raising this. putin is not going to admit doing it nor will he do anything different. >> meanwhile a rough start outside, protesters crashing with police on the streets ahead of the g 20 summit set to begin tomorrow. nbc news will confirm there will likely be six people inside of the tt state, tillerson and russian counterpart and translators, back to you. >> blayne, thanks, talk to you soon. >>> police are calling this crime horrendous. mother is charged with murder. that story coming up first at 4. >>> then all new at 5:00, university of maryland takes action after a string of racially related incidents on campus. we'll tell youabout the for years, fios has been promising fast internet to small business
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Jun 30, 2015 4:00pm EDT
this practice altogether. britain, russia and china would like to keep it. there are some concerns that as technology involves the yearly time changes will cause more problems than they solve. i'm aaron gilchrist, news 4. >>> one church leader is getting a lot of attention as he fights to allow parishioners to smoke marijuana during services. it's in indianapolis. it's called the church of cannabis. he's planning to have everybody smoke simultaneously. it cannot interfere with a person's exercise of religion. that law does not allow for pot in the pews. the church leader plans to hold off for now. >> religion based on the cornerstone of love. i see no need to feed into the us and them frenzy that the chief of police is trying to create. >> he plans to take his case to civil court. in the meantime he'll substitute cigarettes for marijuana. >>> designer drugs are fueling a new age of violence in downtown d.c. why experts say it's hard to stop. the concerns for families in the area. >>> her feet have taken her to some amazing places. now misty copeland reached new heights. >>> the met
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Sep 17, 2015 4:00pm EDT
there are increasing fears about the economic slowdown in china and a lot of uncertainty in global finance. the announcement came just two hours before the closing bell and the dow lost 65 points at closing, but it's still possible we will see an increase before the year is out and it will break down what that means for you buying a car, your credit card payment coming up in our next half hour. >> the details are out about the massive settlement between general motors and the justice department. the carmaker will pay $900 million for faulty ignition switches. it coaused more than 100 deaths. according to court documents gm agreed to hire an independent investigator to keep an eye on safety issues at the company, and if gm complied for three years, the criminal charges could be dismissed. federal prosecutors say the automaker knew ten years ago that the switches were prone to turn off while the cars were moving, but it didn't issue an immediate recall. >> traffic can go from bad to worse on one of the most congested roads in northern virginia, today we got an update on the projects
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Jun 16, 2017 4:00pm EDT
opportunities following the death of castro. >> china and russia will be happy to come in and say, you can't trust the united states, trust us. >> reporter: the president seeming to confirm he's now personally under the microscope in the russia investigation, tweeting, i am being investigated by firing the fbi director by the man who told me toe witch-hunt. that's an apparent reference to deputy attorney general rod rosenstein. >> he's just digging himself deeper in a hole. he seems to be trying to get rosenstein to resign. >> reporter: the president's personal attorney says the president wasn't confirming he's under investigation, but expressing his frustration with the leaks to the media. and now vice president mike pence has retained outside counsel to respond to questions from special counsel robert mueller. the vice president saying that this is just normal practice. back to you. >>> we have more details now on a story that you probably saw on your phone today that really surprised a lot of people. >> amazon is buying whole foods, the grocery store chain. now, the deal is valued a
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May 24, 2017 4:00pm EDT
charged with selling trade secrets to china. >> jim and wendy are in the newsroom with a look at the story that we're working on. >> coming up at 5:00. it's international intrigue in a d.c. courtroom today. both men accused in a scheme to sell a type of military equipment to a chinese contractor. >> stoim broke this story. he's going to be joining us. he'll have more on the implications of what they did. we have video of the fbi raiding their place. >> plus it's a law designed to help tenants to help them stay in their homes. the news4 i-team could give rent huge payouts. now there is a new twist. we'll tell you about that even tourists may be eligible for this cash grab. >> still ahead how it is holding up those people who are hoping to buy dream homes and is even driving up the rental rates in our area. i'll be talking to robin of the "the washington post," their fashionista editor about melania trump and how she's rocking it over on this european tour this milled eastern tour. >> the eyes of the world, a lot of people are watching her more than the president. >> everyone looks at the wo
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Jan 23, 2014 4:00pm EST
in uniforms made in china. >> what do you think? they stand out. >> well, very patriotic. and patchwork quilt. >> and those sweaters would not be enough for what we are going through now. >> right. because it is again, covering the, posed skin when we are talking about the windchill readings. and the temperatures taking precedent offeverything including the flurries today. we will drop down the close to where we were last night. we are will stay within a degree of last night, and that was 10 degrees, and amazing, folks, and we have done it twice this season so fark and the last time we had temperatures that low with was in 2009, and we could do it again and maybe again as we make our way into the early part of february. we will talk the temperatures across the area and see what is going op. again, the windchill readings are 5 to 10 degrees below zero the night, folks, and the windchill advisory is extended to include loun loudoun county and montgomery county and it is a sub freezing temperatures, and they are on par with today. and alexandria the high tomorrow, 23 degree, and
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Aug 4, 2014 4:00pm EDT
great wall of china wasn't always so great? hmmm...what should we do? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> it's welcomed news at the gas pump. filling up will cost you less. the gas price tracking website, gasbuddy.com says today prices are at the lowest average that i been since 2010. that means an average 3.51 per gallon. in d.c. a gallon averages 3.70. in maryland, 3.51 is the average. in virginia, $3.30 is the average. >>> the cost of buying groceries continues to rise, but there are still ways to stretch your dollar. >> erika gonzalez tells us how to save money while you shop. >> reporter: we're talking about rebates. not coupons this time. we heard from many of you on facebook and twitter who use apps to get cash back when you shop. all the apps are free to download on apple and android smartphones. you have to create an account on the apps to get the money back. let's show you an example. carol in leesburg wrote to us on facebook and she uses an app called checkout51 to save that will give you cash back on everything from salad
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Nov 4, 2014 4:00pm EST
next week. he'll be visiting china, myanmar and australia to focus on the global economy and the u.s. relationship with countries in the asia-pacific region. his itinerary includes a visit with the chinese president. >>> a russian member of the taliban in virginia today. this is the first time a military detainee from afghanistan has been brought to the u.s. for trial. he is a russian veteran of the soviet war in afghanistan. he defected to the taliban. he was captured in 2009 after an attack on u.s. forces. he's been held in a facility at bagram air field since then. today a judge in richmond set his arraignment for friday. >>> in just a couple of hours now, we could know who will be coming here to work in washington from incumbents to businessmen and women to singers. it's a day that could change the course of our country. >>> if you haven't had a chance to vote yet, we'll take a look at whether you'll need the coat or umbrella this evening, as well as some changes on the way for us. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] follow your joy to a celebration like no other. start your new orleans h
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Nov 18, 2016 4:00pm EST
kind of a bull in a china shop. someone who didn't work well with others. >> the former general attacked by critics is an anti-muslim hardliner. racially charged remarks years ago cost him a judgeship. >> i'm particularly pleased to offer words of congratulations make an extraordinary attorney general of the united states. >> ted cruz and nikki haley are among the republicans lining up behind trump and his picks. former foes now being mentioned as possible cabinet picks themselves. >> i did vote for him, and i was absolutely thrilled to see him win. >> whether or not mitt romney feels that way, he's headed to trump's golf course in new jersey this weekend to meet with the next president to talk about surprising, but stunning might be a better word if romney is actually chosen as secretary of state. chris. >> all right, thank you very much. you can see all of the latest developments in the nbc washington app. search trump transition. you can also turn on the breaking news alerts so you don't miss any updates on president-elect trump's newest appointments. afternoon in place out t
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Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
best were in shanghai, china they scored 613 in math, 570 in reading. here at home, students showed little improvement over the previous tests, scoring 481 in math, 497 in science and 498 in reading. they failed to make the top 20 list in any subject. today, education secretary, arne duncan called it a sign of educational stagnation. >> the brutal truth, that reality, must serve as a wake-up call against educational complacency. the problem is not that our 15-year-olds are performing worse today than before, the problem is that they are simply not making progress. >> the tests also show that students in several countries that lag behind the u.s. back in 2009 now outperform american students in many key categories. the global exam is given every three years to more than half a million students. >>> sounds like a dream on wheels. it's in production in our area. 261 miles to the gallon. you can fill up once and drive for weeks or longer. northern virginia bureau reporter, david culver gives us a look at the car of the future. >> reporter: we are at volkswagen headquarters for you. look
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Jan 6, 2016 4:00pm EST
setting off a seismic wave of worry. so all eyes tonight are on china north korea's really only major ally and its chief financier. can the chinese leadership figure out a way to get the leader of north korea to give up on building bigger and more dangerous nuclear weapons. from washington, steve handelsman, nbc news. >>> and now, your storm team 4 forecast. >>> a chilly evening for us and another cold start to the day tomorrow, but then temperatures are going to be going way up where i think we'll lose the coats and just go with the jackets by the end of the week ask certainly for a good chunk of the weekend. first thing out the door with the kids, what to wear tomorrow morning. the coat, they can throw the gloves in the corner and head and scarf, out the door for early in the morning and our temperatures will be starting out in the 20s and this morning there were a few locations and 21 manassas and 27 in d.c. and the beltway in columbia and gaithersburg and annapolis down to the pax river. we have everything tomorrow including outdoor recess and the kids have to love that. i t
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Jul 21, 2017 4:00pm EDT
from china won. their bridge with spaghetti held more than 17 pounds. >> wow. >> that's good. >> it's actually pretty fun. >> i guess you get to cook. >> if you don't mind eating them. >> all right, nbc 4 responds is working for you and getting more results from our viewers. >> from a woman's sidewalk saga to man's ice maker. susan hogan is here what you need to know. >> yes, we of viewers get results, we're super happy about that, of course. a maryland man he reached out to us but he encountered the similar situation, as well. his name is alexander and roy black, he started having issues about a year ago when he went to buy his refrigerator. the ice bucket kept getting stuck frozen by the -- causing other issues with the ice maker, so we reached out to samsung, they agreed to repair it for free and actually saying in part that this experience is rare for the many samsung refrigerators sold in united states, which have received high rates of customer satisfaction. he's certainly happy. >> now, this is popular time for folks to get worked up. but you helped out a woman who learned the
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Sep 12, 2014 4:00pm EDT
from his trip to china. and for the first time since returning, he's talking to news4 about all the big developments that took place right here in washington while he was away. news4's mark segraves is working on that story. >> a lot to deal with. >> he certainly does. and a lot has happened in those nearly two weeks the mayor was out of the country on business. the district released that long-awaited report on the disappearance of rah leasha rudd. the mayor defends the report. and the inspector general report that was critical of speed cameras. in our exclusive interview, the mayor is steadfast in his defense of those cameras. and speaking publicly about his former chauffeur, pleading guilty into mayor gray's 2010 campaign. he tells us, though, that mark long, he thought was a campaign volunteer. in court, long admitted he was getting paid under the table by that shadow campaign. >>> the mayor talks exclusively to news4 on all those issues and i'll have full reports coming up at 5:00 and 6:00. >> looking forward to it. thanks, mark. >>> he's been found guilty of culpable homicide.
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Dec 1, 2014 4:00pm EST
-pacific region. and in china, there was a huge push for people to get tested. clinics here in our area are also offering free hiv testing today. >>> toy troubles. just in time for the holidays. we're going to show you what you need to watch out for to keep you and your family safe. >>> a pilot defies fate. why this plane crash was just another day at the office. >>> and storm team 4 tracking a big, big change, folks. >> i'll tell you what, jim. it is a huge change out there, and it's happening right now. take a look at the radar. storm team 4 radar showing some pretty good shower activity, even a couple rumbles of thunder around the d.c. metro area and herndon and the west. hagerstown, martinsburg, and the temperatures dropping fast. i've got the latest in a minute. >>> we want to hear from you about the top stories of the day, the stories you are talking about. first at 4:00. >> like us on facebook, follow us on twitter. >>> did north korea hack sony for revenge? over the holiday weekend, a number of sony movies were leaked online, including the movie "fury" and the upcoming "annie."
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Jun 2, 2015 4:00pm EDT
disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v >>> we're following developments in china where a small cruise ship capsized and sent hundreds of people in the water. five people have been confirmed dead, but today divers pulled three people out of the under water ship alive. more than 400 passengers and crew members are still missing, but search teams think some may be alive trapped in air pockets under water. >>> a soccer shocker today. just days after being reelected as president of fifa, today joseph blotter resigned. he has been under fire since nine fifa owe initials were arrested on corruption charges late last month. he's led the soccer group for 17 years. he says he hopes his departure will bring serious change to the organization. >>> police just released this dash cam footage that shows a deadly confrontation during the heavy flooding last week in oklahoma. two state troopers were at the scene of a car stranded in high water in tulsa. two brothers in the car got out and apparently took offense when the troopers yelled apt them to get clear of the standing water. one of the brothers stufl
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Oct 14, 2014 4:00pm EDT
manufacturing jobs to virgina. because instead of outsourcing jobs to china...we should be... insourcing them here for our people...and thats why i... approved this message. ♪ >>> a wedding dress that will give you chills. >>> and the number one thing that makes women feel better about themselves. here to fill us in on today's hot topics is cain from hot 95. new survey about women. what makes them feel so much better about themselves. >> this is crazy. and pat, you won't know anything about this, because you're not 35 yet. women over 35 say the best compliment they could get has nothing to do with weight. it's how young they look. if you want to compliment a woman over 35. so when you get there, you also let me know. but if you want to compliment a woman over 35, one in three say believe it or not, saying i look young is the best thing to say. one in five worry about how old they look every day. 10% worry several times a day. >> wow. >> so you're my new best friend. >> oh, good, besty. >> i just love you. cain. word this afternoon that nats' outfielder bryce harper is designing tuxedos
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Sep 8, 2014 4:00pm EDT
knows that. well, did you know the great wall of china wasn't always so great? hmmm...what should we do? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. know that chasing performance and fewer choices in retirement. know that proper allocation could help increase returns so you can enjoy that second home sooner. know the right financial planning can help you save for college and retirement. know where you stand with pnc total insight. a new investing and banking experience with personalized guidance and online tools. visit a branch, call or go online today. >>> you're watching news4 at 4:00. >>> it is a heartbreaking thing to imagine, having to say goodbye to the love of your life less than a month after saying "i do." >> now a maryland woman is on a mission to keep her husband's fighting spirit alive. angie gull has her story. >> he is a retired u.s. air force master sergeant. and so he's strong physical hee and mentally, but at the same time, the most generous person you could ever meet. >> reporter: when lori met wi williamson online in 2006, she had n
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Aug 22, 2017 4:00pm EDT
actually for pain, as well. so it's really big over in china. but i looked locally and we're have a few wholistic places here in the dmv that actually do acupuncture for your cat and for your dog. and one pet owner said that their cat was this pain and they started doing acupuncture for the cat and now the cat jumps and plays and even fights with other cats now. >> and plays the patio. okay. >> yeah, drives cars, pushes shopping carts. >> buys power ball tickets. >> moore mall day in the bmv. >> you're crazy. >> magic 102.3. thank you. >> leon, i've tried it with my dog before. it didn't work that well. [ laughter ] worth a try. well, you know, the phrase, there's an app for that. lots of local parents they're not thinking about how it helps message that they say it's sending to their children. the ad that some parents say is sexist. most parents need their immunizations for schools but these days more than just shots are >>> and now at 4:30, mothers are upset over an advertisement. >> this add for louden county public school system's mobile app is sexist. it takes us back to the 1950s.
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Mar 24, 2016 4:00pm EDT
connected than ever. russia, china and north korea have all been suspected in this kind of attack. but the united states in this case is showing a new the people responsible. live on capitol hill, brian mooar, news4. >> thanks, brian. >>> going to get an update now on our weather. what you're seeing here is a live picture of these wildfires we've been talking about this afternoon. this one in germantown. another one in boyds, maryland and it has been dry, lauren ricketts. that's one of the reasons we're seeing brush fires in march. it's rather unusual, isn't it? >> well, you know, we're starting to go into the peak time for brush fires to pop you have. we've got low fuel moisture, 8%, and gusty winds out there. and that humidity, the relative humidity is only between 25 and 30%. so very dry conditions in all of those combinations lead to criteria to create some brush fires. everywhere in pink, you could be in the zone to have brush fires pop up. that goes until 8:00 p.m. tonight. so anybody in this area could see some brush fires pop up not only today, but also last night. laurelw
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Apr 20, 2017 4:00pm EDT
involved, proud of us. >>> and a lot of folks in china are calling her goddess ivanka. >>> britain's prince william and prince harry are continuing their candid conversation about their mother's death. >> the two brothers are working now to raise awareness about mental health issues as nbc's tammy leitner reports, it's a marked change for the royal family. >> reporter: candid words from prince william on his mother's death nearly two decades ago. prince william not the only royal opening up. this week, prince harry revealing that he shut down emotionally for years following the death of his mother, princess diana. and only in the last few years, sought help. the royal brothers, using this opportunity to spread the word about their year-old charity, which fights mental health with runners participating in this week's london marathon, talking about his thart, heads together. >> kate, also encouraging runners, wearing gear with the charity's logo. >> the one thing we wanted to do was break the stigma and get everyone talking and this concept of sort of more heads together is better than
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Feb 20, 2017 4:00pm EST
she leaves for china. >>> demonstrators are recognizing president's day in a very active way. >>> about an hour ago, president trump announced his latest pick for national security advisor. he chose h.r. mcmaster. >>> a 76-year-old woman is charged with beating her fiance to death. the man was found inside a northeast washington home over the weekend. >>> a fauquier county man is facing murder charges afternoon. >> it would over the weekend. julie carey has learned both men knew each other. >> reporter: the house down at the end of that gravel driveway is where the deadly shooting took place. the man who rents it is now charged with musrder, accused o killing his neighbor. 64-year-old richard mcdonald is being held without bond. when the sheriff's department responded to a 911 call, they found larry walker shot to death inside the house. sources tell news4 the two men had been hanging out together saturday evening. early sunday morning something sparked a dispute. mcdonald shot walker with the victim's gun. neighbors remembering the victim as a guy who would do anything for a
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Nov 6, 2015 4:00pm EST
. mayor muriel bowser heads off to china tomorrow morning for a week of economic development meetings. news 4's obtained her schedule. she has five days of meetings with leaders in china to discuss the possibility of economic development here and in china, but news 4 has learned that several law enforcement officials have asked the mayor to add another topic to her agenda, synthetic drugs. the government says the synthetic cannabinoids originate in china. today d.c.'s attorney general tells news 4 he thinks the mayor should strike a written agreement in china to do whatever they can to stem the tide, and as you'll hear coming up at 5:00, mayor bowser says each the chief of police has weighed in. in the district, mark segraves, news 4. >>> honoring their sacrifice, the touching tribute to victims of a local helicopter crash. >>> and our area is rolling out the red carpet for ryan seacrest. the big project at d.c.'s children's national hospital. >>> plus a big church takes a hard line stance >>> ntsb investigators are in arkansas looking at a charter bus crash. it crashed into an overpa
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Jul 5, 2017 4:00pm EDT
in a tweet saying trade between china and north korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. so much for china working with us. the president of china forging his own alliance meeting mu ing merkel. >> the secretary general strongly condemns the launch of a ballistic missile. >> their illegal missile launch was not only dangerous but reckless and irresponsible. >> reporter: all of this with meeting on friday. at home there is growing pressure for the president to confront putin on meddling in the u.s. presidential election. and the u.s. national security adviser says president trump has no agenda for the meeting. the russians will ask the united states to loosen sanctions imposed by the obama administration and return to buildings. >> thanks, edward. >>> she vanished in 1937 while trying to fly around the world but now almost 80 years later there is a major new development in amelia earhart's disappearance. >>> wedding planning takes a turn for the worse for one family when one vendor fails to come through costing them thousands. what happened when they called nbc 4 responds? >>> mos
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Feb 15, 2017 4:00pm EST
home in china. that's the deal. bao bao is almost 4 years old, so now it's time. a lot of people feeling kind of sad about this. and bao bao a little anxious herself, climbing the walls. visitors say they're really sad but they understand why it's time for her to go. >> she had that feisty personality from day one. really showing her own independent spirit and just endearing herself to all of us. 4 at 5:00, how bao bao is going to get from washington to china. kristin wright, news 4. >>> thank you. >>> taking brain scans of babies may detect which children will be autistic. researchers at several locations studied the mri scans of babies between the ages of 6 months and a year. some had older siblings with autism and were considered a high-risk. if 4 out of 5 instances, differences in brain volume among those high-risk kids reveal which of them would be diagnosed by age 2. autism is generally diagnosed between the ages of 2 and 4. >>> oh, my aching back. if that's you, you might not need all of the medication you take to get relief? in news 4 four health now, ways to ease your ba
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Jun 5, 2015 4:00pm EDT
may have been compromised. >>> a lot of cyber security experts are blaming this on china, but chinese officials there call the accusations groundless. >> routers is reporting that the fbi assumes this attack was based overseas. news4's steve handelsman is on capitol hill with the latest, starting with the immediate victims. >> reporter: 4 million federal workers are learning by e-mail that their names, social security numbers and birthdays were stolen. >> upsetting. upsetting. because that's personal information ff's already done. >> you don't worry about your credit, about your i.d. being stolen in. >> that's something that cares me a lot. >> reporter: security experts degree china is the victim. >> chinese government is against any form of signary tack. >> reporter: the nsa in a program ordered by president obama and revealed today by edward snowden and the "new york times" had been using secret new cyber weapons to block suspected hackers like the chinese, though the white house did not accuse beijing or anyone else today. >> the less they know about what we know, about wha
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Aug 25, 2015 4:00pm EDT
craters right at the close. they had been in triple digit positive territory throughout the day. china had eased its interest rates and was doing stuff to allow the banks to loan more money, more money to fire up that lukewarm economy. but towards the end of the day, this triple digit gain just kept getting whittled away until right at the close really at the last 15 minutes or so the bottom just fell out. there will be a lot of information. investment analysts are saying the same thing. do not panic. this appears to be a correction. but right now what happened is certainly discouraging. chris, back to you. >> thanks. >> well, we had a lovely day today. low humidity. it felt beautiful. doug and bj are in the storm center. is this a sign that summer will start easing on down the road? >> hmm, not quite. not quite just yet. we still have a couple of days around the 90 degree mark but right now this stretch is really looking good. >> it is. the trumpets are heating up and that's one thing that i will look at this hour. >> it could have an impact on the east coast. >> and down towards alex
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Oct 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
be setting up more breeding. they'll consult with their colleagues back in china. from the national zoo, megan mcgrath, news4. >>> four children and their grandmother were killed in a row house fire in baltimore early this morning. the fire department said it looked like an inferno when firefighters arrived. they said it's surprising anyone made it out alive. but five other family members did manage to escape. one of them jumped out of a second-story window, another handed her baby to someone outside before she could get out. but inside, four children, ages ranging from 1 to 7, couldn't escape. here's what one neighbor saw. >> it was smoke, fire, you could see the fire coming out the windows. and the fire department, they just, you know, trng to get it out the best they could. but it was just rolling. >> reporter: it started about 2:00 this morning and wasn't put out until 3:45. two firefighters were injured when one of them fell through the second floor into the basement. they're both expected to be okay. >>> some denver residents are holding their breath today. police have discove
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Mar 1, 2017 4:00pm EST
. donald trump also mentioned china. the united states for china chinese government said today that that is not true. another one of donald trump's favorite targets that he mentioned was nato. he is often accused nato member states ofmhx) paying their fai share to their armies as part of this mutual defense agreementy@- two world wars, that fascism and the cold war and defeated communism. but our partners must financial obligations and now, based on our very strong and frank discussions, they are beginning to do just that. in fact, i can tell you the money is pouring in. >> reporter: it's worth noting is there no evidence that in 409 days since donald trump became president that nato states have actually increased their payments into their militaries. this was simply not true. nbc news spoke to nato and they [u$at some members say it has increased their funding for their militaries but this allná began in 2014. back to you. >> we want you to weigh in on it's our nbc washington flash survey today. the results so far? depends on who you ask. some of you thought it was a better speech tha
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Nov 13, 2015 4:00pm EST
from china. she met with the u.s. ambassador and dea agents who told her the chinese government has tpknowledged that synthetics are a big problem in that too. >> the production and shipment of synthe drugss substantial, but from from this agent'soint of view he saw th were making progess. for exa, presented with the chemical makeup that a few ago years had been in china and now had been banned. >> bowser did not bring the isue of synthetic drugs up with any chinese officials while s was on hertrp. india for an 11-day mission to exing youing partners inmeet we cuves and government representatives to prote ria gods and officials fromrginia hav been mang trips like this f o they'veobs in the commonwealth. >>> disgraced subway pitchman jared fogle says he's profoundly sorry and why he deserves the minimum punishment in the child porn case. >>> call it mobile justice. the app on keeping a watchful eye on >>> oh, this has been one windy day. you know what i'm talking about if you've been outside, and i like the fact that we've had the sunshine also, but as soon as the sun sets just befor
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Oct 1, 2014 4:00pm EDT
might want to book a trip to china. >> they're everywhere there compared to here. check them out. this happens to be china's national day. nine babies were born this year at a panda breeding ground. some are twins and one mom defied the odds and gave birth to triplets. already outgrowing that little bin. >> we could play that in a loop and get no complaints. >> you know, over and over, can't get enough of pandas. >> they're adorable. >> they're awfully cute. >> they might like the weather coming up this weekend. >> weather that's not like it is now? >> correct. >> get ready to put a jacket on. it is going to get pretty chilly this weekend. not the next 24 hours. we've been in and out of the clouds today, across our area. not too chilly at all. with the clouds moving through, sprinkles and light showers out there. i have to zoom in tight for you to see them. let's zoom right in to that area that has showers on 66 and toward the plains, moving 66 off to the east. another light shower to the eastside of 522, headed down to 211. warrington to the west, you might see a few sprinkles a
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Dec 21, 2015 4:00pm EST
charges of murder and attempted murder. >> at least 80 people are still missing in southern china after a massive landslide buried them under 20 feet of mud. dozens of offices, factories and homes were just completely inundated with that waste. hundreds of people and specially trained dogs are out searching for survivors and they've managed to rescue 13 people. they're demanding the chinese government institute tougher standards on construction waste. >>> i'm adam tuss at dulles international airport. the holiday rush is on, but you probably never thought about it from this side of the tsa checkpoint line. we'll take you inside what it's like on this side coming up. this holiday, ford america's best-selling brand is giving you more. the ford holiday sales event... with 0% financing for 60 months on 2015 f-150 and focus and 2016 fusion and escape. plus 1,000 dollars holiday bonus cash on 2015 focus and 2016 fusion and escape. it's the best gift ever. now during the ford holiday sales event get 0% financing for 60 months plus 1,000 dollars holiday bonus cash on select vehicles. see
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