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in the news three americans were given france' highest honors today after they helped stop a
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potentially deadly attack. research online helping residents and visitors navigating the world meeting of families next month. the big story on "action news," is breaking news from wall street. the dow is suffering a massive selloff after asian markets went down overnight. we have more. at the drop at the open, u.s. markets have snapped back quite a bit. you can see the dow is down 220 points, the nasdaq is 45 points and the s&p 500 in the red by just 29 points, but again in the first few minutes of trading, 89 dow plummeted 1,000 points the biggest drop since 2008. did this happen and what she
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would our response be, the response by you and me regular folks. the heavy selling around the globe was sparked by fears that china's economy is slowing dramatically. the second biggest company in the world and many are worried how a slow down there could affect trade here. beijing's move to devalue the currency raised the alarm that its economy may be in worse shape than thought. what does it mean for you and me, for everyday investors say don't do anything, doing something now could hurt you in the long run. we talked to a local financial advisor a half-hour ago and here's what he said. don't panic, don't let fear make the decision, sit back take a look and listen to the experts and find out what is causing this. what they will see this is a
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temporary issue. don't panic, if you do make that sell you'll realize your loss. if you don't do anything and you don't need the money today sit you'll be a little bit better off. >> looking at economy there are good things to point out, this is a good time to refinance your mortgage, gas prices are expected to go down, this may not be a bad time to buy into certain companies you've been considering. apple down was down 4% earlier today. that was a deal. the dow down 219 points, of course we'll continue to map the markets today and have a full wrap up on "action news" at 4:00. thank you very much. we're following developing news here, pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane is due back in court in less than an hour. the first evidence hearing in the case against her. she is accused of leaking sensitive grand jury information to the press and lying about it
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under oath. chad perdelli is standing outside the courthouse in norristown, chad. >> reporter: rick we have yet to see kathleen kane rave at the montgomery county courthouse, but the preliminary hearing begins at 1:00 p.m. we don't know what evidence prosecutors will prevent, but the judge will decide if the purjury case goes to trial. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane is accused of leaking grand jury material to the press and lying about it under oath and order top aids to find out who was cooperating with the investigation. she has maintain the her innocence. >> my defense will not be that i am the victim of an old boys network or otherwise. my defense say that broke no laws of this commonwealth, period. >> reporter: her legal troubles began after she shuttered a corruption sting of several philadelphia democrats. the lead investigator in the sting who led the sandusky,
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legislation left the ag's office and revived a probe for the district of philadelphia office. prosecutors allege kane sought revenge and leaked grand jury files against former why i can't tell moneydesire which has not resulted in charges. kane admitted releasing the information, but maintains she did not violate law in doing so. and patrick reid has been charged in this case. he has pleaded not guilty, but is being tried separately. chad perdelli channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. philadelphia police are investigating a deadly shooting in the city's kensington section. happened around 9:00.
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chopper 6 flew over the scene at kensington and allegheny avenue. the man was shot in his head and body. he was taken to temple university hospital where he died. no word on a suspect or motive. from our new jersey newsroom, three men were shot in an parent robbery attempt. two armed suspects approached a group of men and adamanted money or property from them at 3:30. the suspects opened fire, three were hit, unclear how badly they were hurt. a 4th man escaped unharmed. no word on suspect's descriptions or arrests. a crash in gloucester county caused traffic problems around monroe township. chopper 6 was over the scene on the black horse pike. two cars damaged in the crash and there were injuries. a fast-moving house fire
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destroyed a south jersey home overnight in mantua the only people. the flames started at midnight. they got out safely thanks to smoke detecters inside the home. the flames caused part of the house's roof to a couple months. south jersey gas is on the scene to investigate a possible leak, but a cause has yet to be determined. turning to accuweather and warm and humid start to the workweek. as we go outside a pretty picture from cape may, we're tracking a clear monday with the chance of a stray thunderstorm around the tri-state area, meteorologist karen rogers is in for david murphy outside on the terrace with a look at the forecast. >> reporter: hey, rick it is nice and sunny. it is not warming things up and it is making it feel sticky. we had clear skies in the overnight hours, we're seeing a
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mix of clouds and sun. the front has progressed from pittsburgh to actual pennsylvania that will sweep through later on this evening, and give us a chance of a shower or thunderstorm in a few spots. until then during the daytime we're staying dry. we have an issue in new jersey an ozone ozone-action day for sensitive grooms, anyone with respiratory issues limit your outdoor activity, the new jersey department of environmental protection saying they are worried about the quality of the air today. let's look at the temperatures right now, 80 degrees in martins creek. 77 in quakertown, 81 in pottstown. 81 in saint davids. we starting pointed this morning in the upper 50s in spots. 84 in center city. 81 in browns mills. 84 in hammonton. 84 at rowan university, and dover, delaware, we've seen the dewpoints really rise in the upper 60s. the dewpoint in philadelphia
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sitting at 61. that makes it feel slightly humid that will progress upwards toward the afternoon hours, you'll feel the humidity, when the heat comes kicking in. the high today 89 degrees under partly sunny skies and feeling humid by 1:00 p.m. here's the pool forecast. you might want to take a dip because it will be at least 85. 4:00 p.m., 89 degrees, there will be a few bank they remember thermometers that will be reading 90. we have changes coming tomorrow. details in the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> all right, karen, see you back inside. we're just a month away from the pope's visit in philadelphia. the world meeting of families has a resource online to navigate the event it's called the papal play book that launched ten minutes ago. it answers questions about transportation and other
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services especially for those who live inside the restricted area. we have resources related to the pope's visit. all in the three americans who helped take down an armed man on a french train received the highest honor from french officials. now we are learning about a fourth american who was in the hospital. officials say he was the first personal to confront the gunman. marcy gonzalez is in new york with the details. >> reporter: rick, once he is released from the hospital he will be given the same award. the humble men say they don't feel like heros, explaining they just followed their instincts. france's highest honor to three americans who saved countless lives. the legion of honor member killed on spencer stone, alex
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skalatos and is an tone saddler, the french president saying they gave the world a message of courage. the childhood friends were on vacation traveling between amsterdam and paris when they spotted a gunman come out of the bathroom with an ak-47. another american grabbed the ak-47 and was shot in the back with a pills toll. the attacker -- pistol. the attacker slacked stone with a box cutter. he managed to save him. >> i stuck my fingers into what i thought was the artery and pushed down and the bleeding stopped. it is men tied the gunman up. the attacker has been identified always moor moroccan born ayoub
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el-khazzani. he said he denies any ties to terror groups and claims his plan was to rob passengers. police are questioning him they have until tomorrow to file charges. reporting live marcy gonzalez channel 6 "action news." back to you. >> much more to come on "action news" at noon. roofs were damaged and trees sprinterred after a blast at a u.s. army post in japan. a little boy raises money for charity while giving away something for free. it i has sparked big donations to for charity. hey, mom and dad! hey, kiddo!
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a u.s. army post the blast was caught on camera. it sent tree branches flying into the road. the cause is under investigation. vice president joe biden has hired a new communications chief amid rumors he is considering a white for the white house.
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kate bettington served as a spokeswoman for john edwards when he ran in 2008. biden had a busy weekend including a meeting with democratic senator elizabeth warren, we'll view more on the potential run for president coming up at 12:30. well, a little boy with a big heart is making sure other children has enough to eat. it has spawned an outpouring of support from the community. 6-year-old recently volunteered for a organization called feed my starving children. he told his parents he wanted to do more, and wanted to open a lemonade stands with a catch. free lemonade. put your money here for feed my starving children. >> people were so impressed that the donations were pouring in. in not he raised # $60 enough to
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feed two children for a year. he didn't stop there, he raised $600 for charity in just two days. one actual little league team is two wins away from being national champions. red land little league came out strong against their opponents from south carolina. they were down two runs in the bottom of the 6th, but came back to win it, 89-8. they play for a spot in the u.s. championship on wednesday. >> still to come on "action news" at noon, the problem with iphones that has apple offering a fix for customers. in "healthcheck," drugs may be safe to use after their expiration date. which pills are effective despite what the bottle says,
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when "action news" continues at noon in just a moment. >> apple is offering a fix for
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a batch of defective iphones because they take blurry photos. the problem is with the cameras on i phone vi plus models sold between september 2014 and january 2015. anyone with the problem can have the camera replaced for free at an apple store or calling the company support line. some medications are okay to use beyond their expiration dates apparently.
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manufacturers guarantee drugs are safe and effective up to the expiration date. some medicines such as those that treat headaches are effective after they expire. certain medicines should never be used after their expiration, drugs that treat heart disease and diabetes. the "action news" team is working on stories for 4:00 p.m. it's a medication that's saving lives across the america, but it's not cheap. what delaware is doing to make sure first responders have it by their side. chipotle promises to higher 4,000 people across america all in one day. sky6 live hd showing you atlantic city. it's a pretty day to be at the shore. meteorologist karen rogers has the full accuweather forecast when "action news" at noon continues in just a moment.
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>> meteorologist karen rogers back inside, we saw two pictures of people at the jersey shore, cape may, atlantic city, i did not see you there. >> reporter: in my heart. >> if we checked yesterday. >> reporter: i was there. everyday prior too, storm tracker 6 live double scan around the area we're dry, but we'll be using storm tracker 6 live to track a shower or thunderstorm later on this evening, and into tonight. let's go outside right now and see what it looks like when we go outside, we've got a few high clouds out there, blue skies, sunshine mixing in for good measure. it is good looking day. we're checking an isolated shower or thunderstorm later on today or tonight. other than that one of the
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things you'll notice in the seven day, a dry and sunny spell. 84 degrees right now in philadelphia. it feels warm out there already, we'll continue to warm up into near 90 today. the dewpoint is 61 that's not too bad. the dewpoint may rise a little bit in the afternoon hours, the winds have swifted to the southerly direction 7 miles per hour. not much of a breeze, the pressure is said. satellite and ray -- is currently holding steady. satellite and radar, we had nice clear skies overnight. we have a batch of clouds moving in. you see the front to the west, that's what we're tracking that will give us a shower or thunderstorm coming through. we'll show you what it looks like with future tracker. this is 5:30, the best areas to see is north and west of the city. keep an eye for that, by 8:00 a.m. it will be in the poconos, allentown and reading, as the progresses east ward it
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sloals -- slows down a little bit. it falls apart. at 7:00 it will feel sticky as the front limps over the coastline at that point. if you're hoping for a big rainmaker, i don't think this is it. a chance of a shower or thunderstorm. that's good news if you're heading to the phillies, 7:05. first pitch, 83. 9th inning 73 degrees, you can't rule out a shower or thunderstorm. at the shore, high temperatures in the low 80s, feeling humid sunshine and clouds, not bad you'll reach the mid 80s if you're down the shore along the beaches in delaware. as we take a look at the overnight # 0 degrees for the overnight low. 3:00 p.m., 88. 7:00 p.m., 85 is a chance of a shower or thunderstorm at one or two points at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, warm and feeling humid 89 degrees for the high temperature with a channels of a shower or thunderstorm in a
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few spots later on tonight. early tomorrow we'll start with clouds and feeling humid in the morning and much nicer in the afternoon and 86. wednesday is nice and sunny, 84 degrees, thursday a little bit below average with the high of 82 degrees, by friday we're looking at mostly sunny skies and 85. then the high shifts offshore and the winds turn out of the southwest it turns warmer for the weekend, you feel it saturday, 88. sunday, warm and sticky, chance of a shower or thunderstorm, 89 degrees, not a bad looking seven day. >> thank you karen. much more ahead often next half-hour of "action news" at noon. classes are back at west chester university after a care involving legionnaires diaz. police are looking for a person behind a bowling alley break in. those stories and more coming
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biden will indeed enter the race for the white house. we begin with breaking news out of wall street where stocks plummeted more than a thousand points. the dow always rebounded but still in negative territory. all three indices are down for the year. concerned about a slow down in china shook markets friday and followed by a selloff in chinese stocks today. meanwhile, classes are underway at west chester university causing a health scare, the bacteria related to legionnaires diaz was found in -- disease was found in 9 buildings. >> reporter: a lot of students were aware of what was going on and back at class for the first day of school was a


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