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this video of a wild night on a local college campus becomes a key piece of evidence. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. redskins fans are still buzzing about an electrifying play made by robert griffin iii. just a week after suffering a concussion, griffin ran wild, quite frankly, on the vikings, showing he's not afraid to use his legs. you'll see it right there. we'll hear what the quarterback had to say after this big game coming up in just a bit. and rg3 also getting it done at fedex field. we just told you about that. we'll tell you more. >> that's right. it is now 6:00, though. what an awesome game. awesome weather to match. we shall see. warm and wet to start the week. tom is keeping a close eye on some rain that's moving this way. he's here with more on the forecast. tom, good morning. glad to have you back. >> good to be back. have an umbrella handy as you head out the door. might have a few passing morning sprinkles. here's storm team 4 radar showing patches of light green.
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a few sprinkles in northern montgomery county, right along the frederick county line from near damascus and across the frederick county line near green valley. that's heading off to the north and east up toward mt. aerie. farther west, getting a few other sprinkles in western maryland and central west virginia. these are heading off to the north and east as well. otherwise, right around the metro area, don't have any rain, but you might have an isolated sprinkle over the next couple of hours. big story is how mild it is. reagan national, 66. that is certainly unusually mild for an october morning. and later today, by 7:00 a.m., we'll still be in the 60s. a lot of cloudiness and the winds gusting to around 20 miles an hour. for the lunch hour, you probably will need the umbrella, as well as when you're coming back home from work a school this afternoon. near 70 by noontime. down to the mid-60s by 6:00 p.m. much chiller tomorrow morning. i'm back in ten mines with a hometown forecast. a look at your first 4 traffic
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this morning with danella. good morning. >> good morning. here's what i'm watching right now. i-95 northbound, an accident just past lorton road. it was in the right shoulder lane. it's now gone. travel speeds starting to hit the brakes about 44 miles per hour. to make the trip from quantico to the beltway, it will take you 31 minutes as of right now. let's head over to american legion bridge. no major delays just yet in either direction, and your travel lanes are open. a live look at the key bridge, nice and clear as you make your way inbound and outbound, no issues to report at this time. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. later this morning, two prince george's county police officers will be in court. they're facing assault charges against a university of maryland student. officers james harrison and reginald baker charged with attacking john mckenna. video shows officers in riot gear beating mckenna. this is after the terps' big basketball win over duke in march of 2010. he suffered a concussion in this
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incident. both officers faced first and second degree assault charges. a developing story this morning. the search is under way for two virginia hikers missing in montana. neal peckens of herndon and jason hiser left for a trip in glacier national park last week. family members reported them missing friday when they didn't catch their flight home. both are veterinarians. yesterday they searched the hiking trails and found tracks in the area and a fire ring. they say it may be evidence of the missing men. they also have the hike permits, which may narrow the search area >> we know they have a back country permit, and that showed where they would be hiking. we've got a high probability area of where they were. perhaps the weather is playing something with this. we're not sure what's going on, but we'll continue to do what we can. >> park rangers say the men may have gone off trail due to the high winds and snow. new this morning, a look at just how close the race for president is. president obama leads mitt romney by just three percentage points among likely voters.
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that's according to the latest washington post/abc news poll, and that is within the poll's margin of error. the president's lead has actually grown by 1% since before the first debate with his republican rival, a debate most people say mitt romney won. >> both candidates will be keeping low profiles today as they prepare for tomorrow night's second debate. president obama is preparing in williamsburg, virginia. mitt romney is in boston. obama campaign aides say the president has watched that first debate. they say he won't make the same mistakes again. >> i think he's going to be aggressive for making the case of his view of where we should go as a country. >> president can change his style. he can change his tactics. he can't change his record, and he can't change his policies, and that's what this election about. >> tomorrow night's town hall style debate will focus on domestic and foreign policy. the president will likely face questions about the white house's response to the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last month. if you haven't registered to
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vote yet, this week is your last chance. maryland voters will have until tomorrow, and the same goes for people in west virginia. in the district, the deadline has already passed to register by mail. you can still register in person. you'll have to do that at a public library, firehouse, or police station. five minutes after the hour now. today lawmakers remember former senator arlen specter. he died yesterday after a long battle with non-hodgkins lymphoma. he served in the pennsylvania state for five terms. he lost re-election in 2010. specter was also known for helping to support supreme court justices and serving on the warren commission, which investigated the kennedy assassination. arlen specter was 82 years old. hearings get under way today for some of the men charged in the september 11th terror attacks. five of the men being held at guantanamo bay will go before a military commission. among them, khalid sheikh mohammed, the selfrofessed
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mastermind of the attacks. relatives of the victims will watch the trials at forts around the country, including here in maryland. county officials need help finding a missing elderly man. charles turner was last seen leaving his house on bosley road in ellicott city yesterday. he told family members he'd be back and never returned. he suffers from dementia, has no cell phone, and requires multiple medications. if you see him, call 911. redskins fans can rejoice this morning. the losing streak at fedex field is officially over. >> ponder throws. the interception. picked off by madieu williams. >> the skins defense stepped up, forcing three turnovers and getting a touchdown on one interception. quarterback robert griffin iii had a big touchdown run in the fourth quarter to seal the win for the skins 38-26 against the minnesota vikings. >> coach shawn, the tight end coach, felt me run by him because of the gust of wind.
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guess i was that fast, i don't know. what could i say? i could see guys telling me i got the first, and they were saying, stay inbounds, slide. and i was kind of running like i think i can get a little more. it all went from stop, stay inbounds, to go, go for the touchdown. >> he's just out there really having fun. i wish i could have as much fun as he does playing the game because he's really just going out there carefree, just making plays. >> next sunday the redskins take on the giants, who are on top of the nfc east division. that is going to be a tough game, but we are number two in the division, and if we keep playing the way we are, i think we can beat the giants. >> we can do it. that's right. go skins. i was waiting for your thing. >> i'm sorry. go skins. >> seven minutes after 6:00. free fall. this morning hear from the man who jumped from the edge of space about what he was thinking when he stepped out onto that ledge. plus when some rain could arrive here.
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drink six cups of coffee a day are less likely to suffer from womb cancer, type 2 diabetes, colon cancer, and parkinson's disease. that's according to researchers university. if six cups seems like a little bit much, the study says caffeine factor. >> that's a lot of caffeine. i only need one or two, and i'm still bouncing off the walls. storm team 4 meteorologist with our forecast. big changes coming, tom? a mild start this morning. we have a lot of cloudiness around and a few sprinkles. those little patches of green showing up in frederick county,
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maryland, and farther west out in the mountains. a as we look at the hometown forecast, oxon hill, 66, maybe a few sprinkles in the 60s. passing shower in the afternoon. may climb to near 70. hour by hour for the whole rain, passing showers likely this afternoon. so have an umbrella handy. i'm back with a look at the rest of the week and the weekend in ten minutes. now a look at traffic with danella. >> many ggood morning. i'm check the roadways. a little hiccup on i-66 just past 204. the tow truck on the scene is getting. there was an accident in the right shoulder lane. it's now gone, merging back into traffic here. but you are pretty slow from the bypass just sluggish as you make your way to centerville. i'll give you a travel speed. heading from fairfax county parkway driving to the beltway, not terrible at all, 53 miles an hour. it is now 6:12, 67 degrees. ahead, the new findings that may
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a deadly fire from a storage facility in manassas. news 4's megan mcgrath with the details. megan? >> reporter: we have extensive damage here at the store-all storage facility in manassas. this fire broke out a little after 11:00 this morning. 85 units were impacted here. take a look at this video. you can get an idea of the extent of the damage. some of the storage units filled with still smoldering debris, everything in sight, a complete loss. they had 144 firefighters, some coming from neighboring jurisdictions here on the scene to put out this blaze. they're not exactly sure what started it, but they believe it started in the center of a building here at this facility, that it went up to the roof. once it hit the roof area, it spread out on either side, impacting the entire building. 85 units have been destroyed. we're told there were four cars in various units, a couple of
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motorcycles that were damaged although we're told the cars might be able to be saved. they've got smoke damage. they'll have to take a closer look when the sun comes out. there was a lot of structural damage done to this building. we've got buckled walls, cracked walls. also, we're told the roof is unstable. so it's been condemned. at this point, firefighters are not able to go inside to bring out the rest of the smoldering debris. >> we're not even allowed in. it's unsafe for firefighters that go in. we're waiting on heaviry machinery to come in so that we can pull the debris away and make sure it's out. >> looks like some of the stuff's been pulled out, but there's still a lot of stuff inside, and you can't touch it. >> plenty of stuff inside. units we weren't even able to get into because it's in the middle of a building. >> reporter: and so still a lot of work to be done here. firefighters remain on the scene. we'll bring you updates throughout the morning. reporting live in manassas, megan mcgrath, news 4. aaron, back to you. >> megan, thank you. the 14-year-old pakistani girl shot by the taliban is now
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in the united kingdom for treatment. taliban operatives admitted to attacking malala yousufzai last week. she's an outspoken girl who pushed for more girls to receive schooling. police have arrested at least three suspects in connection with the attack, but the two gunmen are still on the run. the taliban is claiming responsibility for a deadly attack on a pakistani police station. at least six police officers were killed in that attack, which happened outside the northwest city of peshawar. dozens of mill assistaitants st building, sparking a shootout that lasted for hours. the militants set fire to the police station and set fire to several vehicles before they finally left. 6:18. right now a hearing is under way for the former captain of the shipwrecked costa concordia. francesco scuttino is seen here. the former captain is accused of
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manslaughter, abandoning ship, and other charges. he denies the charges. in january, 32 people on board died when the ship capsized off the coast of italy. the pentagon is trying to figure out how a nuclear submarine and a navy cruiser collided. both the uss montpelier and the uss san jacinto are based in norfolk, virginia, although the pentagon is not saying where the collision took place. no one was hurt in the saturday afternoon collision. it's not yet known how badly the vessels were ge damaged. this morning police in florida trying to figure out how a woman crashed into a scrap metal business. the speeding car slammed sideways into the building saturday morning. fortunately, no one was inside the building at the time. the woman behind the wheel was taken to the hospital. at this point, no charges have been filed. a new study shows the controversial hpv vaccine does not have an effect on girls' sexual activity. the study from kaiser permanente looked at medical records from close to 1,400 vaccinated and
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unvaccinated girls. it revealed no difference in the sexual activity from the ages of 11 to 18. the cdc recommends the girls get the vaccine at the age of 11 or 12 to prevent cervical cancer. a new study shows even a little more sleep could make a big difference in behavior. researchers in canada studied students ages 7 to 11. half went to bed earlier than normal. the others had to stay up later than usual. the kids who stayed up late were not only tired but were more impulsive, irritable, and quick to lose their tempers. even a half hour more sleep could result in a huge improvement in behavior. don't you hate getting stuck behind a slow driver? imagine ending up behind a vehicle just going 2 miles per hour. and that's how fast, or slow we should say, the space shuttle "endeavour" was traveling as it made its way to the new home at the california science museum. it took "endeavour" three days
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to travel 12 miles. it arrived 17 hours late. the shuttle had trouble making sharp turns. and navigators had to make sure the shuttle would not clip trees or bring down light poles. 6:21. >> that's our time right now, and tom kierein has the forecast. >> the whole time his left blinker was on. as we get started this morning, you're going to need an umbrella as you head out the door. no rain here now. we do have a few sprinkles out of the mountains of western maryland, parts of west virginia headed north and east. most of the morning ought to be dry. it's a bit blustery. the leaves are swirling around. we've had winds gusting around 20 miles an hour. we're in the 60s from the bay all the way to the mountains. here's your storm team 4 forecast. greater chance of showers this afternoon. high near 70. tonight as we clear out and sunny tomorrow, chilly start, afternoon highs low to mid-60s. a bit milder wednesday, thursday, friday. might get showers friday morning. weekend looks nice.
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partly cloudy friday, saturday, sunday. low 60s. danella is here with a look at traffic. checking out the situation along i-95 another accident in the right shoulder lane as you make your way past lorton road. travel lanes are open. you are sluggish. in fact, 37 miles per hour to get to prince william parkway. that drive taking 12 minutes. over to i-270, also sluggish. you might feel you're trailing a space shuttle in this area. all the way past 109 and getting to germantown sluggish. volume is picking up here, but lanes are open to rockville. 6:22. ahead, why you may be getting a little cash back if you bought an e-book.
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a fireworks display turns into total chaos in china. the fireworks shoot into a crowd of people. you can see dozens running for cover. this happened this weekend. several people were burned while two people are still being treated for burns to their faces and ears. we are getting new
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information this morning about apple's top secret ipad mini. a website called mobile geeks says it has proof that apple will unveil 16 different models and prices for the ipad mini. apple will reportedly sell a low end wi-fi only version for $322. it will come with an 8 gigabyte memory. but a high end 64 gig cellular version is listed at $650. it will probably come with 4g lte capability. apple could make an announcement as soon as next week. 6:26 is your time now. serious allegations against a major bank accuseded eof preyin african-americans. [ female announcer ] as you're making your decision...
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dare diving. a daredevil ascends to the steps of space and jumps. what he was thinking before he took the biggest steps of his life, quite literally. welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. comfortable start to the week nearly 70 degrees out there. but wait for it. >> changes are coming. meteorologist tom kierein on the storm team 4 weather deck to tell us all about it. tom? we've got a bit of a blustery wind out here too. kind of sounds like it's raining. the wind is rustling leaves. a lot of dry leaves have come down in the last week or two. and we will have these winds a bit blustery as the morning progresses. right now as we take a look at the storm team 4 radar, we do have a few sprinkles now out in western maryland, parts of west virginia, those little patches of green. we have a lot of cloudiness around. the clouds will be with us throughout the morning hours. temperatures are on the cool side. we're in the low to mid-60s as these winds are gusting around
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20 miles an hour. actually feels cooler than that with the blustery winds off and on with us through the rest of the morning. by 8:00 a.m., temperatures upper 60s. still breezy. we'll have a lot of cloudiness. then a likelihood of showers for noontime and off and on through the rest of the afternoon. maybe a little thunder. otherwise, just passing showers, near 70 around noontime, back down to the mid-60s by late afternoon. a look at a hetown forecast. that's coming up in ten minutes. a look at traffic now with danella. good morning. >> good morning, tom. sounds windy out there. that wind has actually grounded chopper for the day. we won't get a live look from chopper 4. let's talk about the rails now. if you're traveling on the marc, two seven-minute delays, not terrible, just minor. brunswick east train 892 as well as penn south train 407, ten minutes behind schedule. let's head over to a live look at the roadways. 50 in maryland past landover road, you are sluggish from the beltway to new york avenue. that's where your delays are. average 34 miles per hour right now and getting slower.
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heading over to the beltway, you know this, outer loop, as you make your way past i-95 heading to georgia avenue, you are sluggish. solid delays, thick delays as you make your way between i-95 and university boulevard. travel lanes are open, no accidents. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. an austrian skydiver made history this weekend, becoming the first human to travel faster than the speed of sound in free fall. felix baumgartner, you saw him there, he jumped from 24 miles up. he reached speeds of more than 833 miles per hour before he did this. landed safely back on earth. baumgartner used a special capsule to travel up into the stratosphere. he wore a high tech suit to shield himself on the way down. during part of the fall, baumgartner's visor fogged up, and he started tumbling in air. it took him a minute to right himself. fortunately, he had a mission control team on the ground, monitoring his every move.
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>> let me tell you, when i was standing there on top of the world, you become so humble, you do not think about breaking records, you do not think about gaining scientific data. the only thing you want is you want to come back alive. >> i bet. baumgartner broke a freefall record that had been on the books since the 1960s. and just to add a little perspective here for you, he jumped from a height three times higher than the normal cruising altitude for a commercial jetlipjetli liner. so the rest of us will never, ever get there. >> it's hard to believe he's so real from that height. then he just softly lands, walks off without a hitch. >> now he's in the history books. >> just incredible, yeah. >> more power to you. it was the weekend of breaking the sound barrier. >> a retired air force brigadier general received a very special anniversary, or relived, i should say. 65 years ago chuck yeager became the first human to fly faster
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than the speed of sound. yesterday the 89-year-old sat in the backseat of an f-15 eagle that broke the sound barrier more than 30,000 feet above california's mojave desert. the plane is quite different than the experimental bell-x1 rocket he powered on that historic flight on october 14th, 1947. in other headlines, the meningitis outbreak is now up to 205 confirmed cases nationwide. 15 of those case,in maryland. 34 in virginia. the cdc says the number of deaths now stands at 15 across 14 states. this outbreak is linked to steroid shots used for back pain made by a specialty pharmacy in massachusetts. the medication has since been recalled. a woman in minnesota, now the first one to file a lawsuit against that pharmacy. 6:34, the new mexico food company related to a salmonella food company is expanding its recall. sun land shut down its peanut
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processing plant last week. this comes after at least 35 salmonella cases reported in 19 states, including maryland and virginia. sunland is now recalling everything made at its contaminated plant since march 2010. the products can be found at trader joe's, giant, whole foods, and target. friends and co-workers of two men seriously injured in a fiery crash are raising money to help cover the medical bills. the two men work as bar backs at penn social in the district. two weeks ago, police say a drunk driver rear-ended them on georgia avenue in northwest, causing their car to burst into flames. the men suffered third degree burns over 40% of their bodies. doctors are treating them at washington hospital center's burn unit. >> the least we could do is come support one of our co-workers, one of our family, one of our industry co-workers for something to senseless and disgusting that happened. >> organizers raised more than $3,000 to help cover medical expenses. the men are expected to be in the burn unit for the next six months. opening statements expected
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today in the trial of former d.c. police officer kenneth furr. he's accused of shooting three people while off-duty in august of 2011. a police arrest affidavit says furr solicited a transgender woman for sex outside a cvs in northwest d.c. when she refused, he became angry and allegedly threatened her and one of her friends with a gun. a few minutes later, furr confronted them, jumped on the hood of their car, and shot through the windshield, hitting three people. all the victims suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. this weekend susan g. komen walk for the cure raised nearly $4 million. nearly 6,100 participants helped raise $3.8 million for cancer research. that's down from last year's donations. last year the walk for the cure in washington raised $7 million. registration was down nearly 40% for this year's walk, and that could be because the breast cancer charity's unsuccessful move to defund planned parent hood in february.
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it is coming up on 6:37. a new music service lets you listen to any song, any time, with one catch. plus rg3 puts on a show at fedex field to help the redskins do something they haven't done for more than a year.
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it would be one crowded classroom. how many people will log on today to take free harvard classes. we're back -- i'm sorry. i'm in the wrong place. we're going to tell you the whole story now. starting today, more than 100,000 people can say they go to harvard. this is the first day of school for harvard's new free online courses. ha they're part of an online program called harvard-x. harvard is offering two classes,
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computer science and public health. they're part of a nonprofit venture. mit and california berkeley also part of this project. >> free classes at prestigious schools of learning. >> 5:41 is our time right now. >> 6:41. >> you take over. i'll be back in a little bit. >> it's monday. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with our forecast. hi, tom. >> reset. 6:41. this morning we are starting off with a blustery wind gusting around 20 to 25 miles an hour ahead of a front triggering a few sprinkles, those little patches of green. maybe a few sprinkles in anne arundel county, shady side, out of the mountains, passing off north and east. leesburg, loudoun county, hometown forecast. might have a few sprinkles low 60s. by noontime, mid-60s. and that's going to be the story for the whole region in, hour by
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hour today. a lot of cloudiness, a blustery wind, and a likelihood of passing showers. noontime, back down to the near 60s by late afternoon. and a chill county start to the morning. we'll look at the rest of the week by 6:51. traffic with danella. >> good morning. right now i'm covering breaking news. here's the situation. all your travel lanes are blocked along lee chapel road at covered bridge road because of the crash in that area. please avoid, if possible. heading over to the rails, expect delays on the blue and orange line because of a track problem at eastern market. delays toward new carrollton and largo town center. over to the marc, still seeing two delays. brunswick east, both of them, 874 you're looking at a nine-minute delay and an eight-minute delay on train number 892. i'm back in ten minutes. aaron and eun, back over to you. and new this morning, prince william county fire officials
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looking into a mastisive three-alarm storage fire in manassas. fire crews say most of the storage units are a total loss this morning. there were no injuries and no word yet on how much damage that fire caused. a developing story this morning. the search is under way for two virginia hikers missing in montana. neal peckens of herndon and jason hiser of richmond left for a hiking trip in montana's glacier national park last week. family members reported them missing friday when they didn't catch their flight home. both men are veterinarians. yesterday 50 rangers searched the hiking trails and found tracks in the area and a fire ring. they also have the hikers' park permits, which will help them narrow the search area. >> we know they had a back country permit, and that permit showed them where they're going to be hiking. we at least have the general area and a high probability area of where they were. perhaps the weather is playing
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something with this. not sure what's going on, but we'll continue to do what we can. >> park rangers say the men may have gone off trail due to the high winds and snow. >> 16 before the hour now. two prince george's county police officers will be in court this morning. they're accused of beating a university of maryland student. officers james harrison and reginald baker are charged with attacking john mckenna. this is video taken from a dorm room. it shows officers in riot gear beating mckenna following the terps' big basketball win over duke. this was in march of 2010. suffered a concussion in that incident. both officers face first and second degree assault charges. police say the man behind a string of armed robberies near the university of maryland campus is just 17 years old. police arrested jalil robinson of greenbelt. they found items related to those robberies inside his home. last week three students reported being robbed at gunpoint near university view apartments. robinson will be charged as an adult.
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this week religious groups will call on metro to donate money it received from a controversial advertising campaign. the coalition includes representatives from jewish, christian, and muslim groups and wants metro to donate proceeds from these ads to support human rights. the ads equate muslim radicals with savages. today the american civil liberties union is expected to file suit against morgan stanley. according to "the new york times," the aclu is accusing the investment bank of predatory loans far gettitargeting african-americans. the loans came through now defunct subprime lender new century corporation. the aclu will seek class action status. three weeks until election day, and just three points separate the candidates. that's according to the latest washington post/abc news poll. president obama leads mitt romney 49% to 46% to likely voters. the race may not change much before voters head to the polls.
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more than 32% say they don't need more information before making a decision. both candidates will spend today and tomorrow preparing for tomorrow night's second presidential debate. the town hall style debate will focus on domestic and foreign policy. president obama prepping at a resort in williamsburg, virginia. mitt romney prepping in boston. both agree the president has to improve on his performance in the first debate. >> he's got to be more energetic. i think you'll see somebody who's very passionate about the choice that our country faces. >> the president can change his style, he can change his tactics. he can't change his record, and he can't change his policies. that's what this election is about. >> some obama aides say the president wasn't as prepared as he wanted for the first debate because he had to focus on his presidential responsibilities. this week is your last chance to register to vote. the deadline to register in virginia is today. you have until tomorrow in maryland and west virginia. the deadline to register by mail has already passed in the district.
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but you can still register in person until friday. you'll have to do so at any of the d.c. public libraries, firehouses, or police stations. this morning lawmakers across the country are remembering a longtime former pennsylvania senator who died yesterday. arlen specter served in the u.s. senate for much of his 30-year career in politics. he was widely known for selecting supreme court justice. he served as a republican but switched to a democrat in 2009. he lost his re-election bid in the 2010 primary. for the last ten years, specter fought a public battle with n - non-hodgkins lymphoma. he died from complications of disease at age 82. five men involved with the september 11th attacks will go before a military commission in cuba. khalid sheikh mohammed, the self-professed mastermind of the attacks. some of the victims' families will have a chance to watch the
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hearings at forts in several states, including maryland. right now police in howard county are asking for your help to find a missing elderly man. charles turner was last seen leaving his house on bosley road in ellicott city at 4:00 yesterday. he reportedly told family members he'd be right back but never returned. police say turner suffered from dementia, has no cell phone, and requires multiple medications. if you see charles turner, call 911. a major deal announced overnight. japan's softbank purchased a majority stake in sprint nextel for a cool $20 million. it is the largest ever foreign acquisition by a japanese company. the deal is a much needed boost for sprint, trying to keep up with verizon and at&t. 6:48 now. a major settlement could mean money back in your pockets if you bought e-books from amazon. cnbc's courtney reagan joins us with the details. >> many go to ygood morning to . amazon says customers will
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be due to refunds they purchased in e-books due to settlements with big publishing companies. the refund will range from 32 cents to $1.32 for each e-book bought depending whether they're best-selling titles or not. the rebates won't be available until a court signs off in february. the company is launching a new music service on tuesday, microsoft. xbox music will stream music for free just like spotify and pan dora and will offer a premium subscription service that is ad free. you'll be download more than 30 million songs to from the xbox store. that's more than itunes. the service will only be available initially on the xbox but will expand to pcs and smartphones when microsoft launches windows 8. robert griffin iii is the talk of the town as the redskins snap their losing streak at home. after losing eight straight games at fedex field, the skins
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came out on top yesterday with a 38-26 victory over the vikings. >> tough game here. here's rg3, going to run for the first down. still on his feet. rg3 is going to outrace everybody! >> rg3 had a big run in the fourth quarter to seal the team's win. he ran 76 yards for the touchdown. the longest by a quarterback since 1996. >> a couple of guys, rex in particular, came to me and said, hey, you can stop smiling by wednesday. i was all smiles. it was a special feeling, and i got to prove to those guys i still have that track speed they've been talking about or saying i don't have. >> i'm watching him run down the sideline. it was really like he was just in a 400-meter run, just as relaxed as you want to see. he just saw his long stride, and i'm just really like wow. >> all right. next up, the skins take on the new york giants. you are currently leading the nfc east division.
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we are number two. second in the league for western touchdowns. he's doing such a great job. >> and he made mike shanahan smile. see that in the video there? the little smile was real quick. no small feat there either. >> i know, seriously. he is doing such an awesome job. all in for me. >> 6:51 is our time right now. tom kierein is here for us. keep an eye on a little rain moving in. >> keep an eye on d.c. sports fans after last week's sattit s. sorry i brought it up. when do the pitchers and catchers report? it is mostly cloudy over capitol hill, 66 at reagan national. cloudy. got a bit of a blustery wind. gusting to 20 to 25 miles per hour. as we look at what's happening over the last several hours, these clouds drifting through
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southwest to northeast. had a few sprinkles in them. right now don't have any rain. maybe one little sprinkle near shady side and anne arundel county. farther west in the mountains of western maryland and west virginia. it is a mild morning. we're in the 60s. blaus t blustery wind, winds swirling around. closer to washington, we're in the mid-60s. that includes montgomery, prince george's, arlington, fairfax counties, and near the chesapeake bay. inform are your morning commute, we'll have the clouds and winds a bit blustery. upper 60s by 8:00 a.m. by noon, only around 70. not much of a warmup. about a 40% chance of lunch hour showers. during the rest of the afternoon, a likelihood of passing showers as you're heading back home from school and work. we'll have it fall from upper 60s midafternoon to low 60s early evening. and 50s by midnight as we clear out. breezy the rest of the day off and on as well as tonight and tomorrow.
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sunny tuesday. 40s in the morning. afternoon highs mid-60s. a bit milder wednesday and thursday afternoons after some chilly mornings. may get a shower friday morning. weekend activity great. great for outdoor activities. high 60s. danella, good morning. how's traffic? still tracking the situation in burke, virginia. crash there blocking all of your lanes if you're making the commute at lee chapel road at covered bridge road. all your lanes are blocked. let's head over to an accident involving a pedestrian. reportedly the driver did stay on the scene. here's where it is. jefferson davis highway at east glebe road. seeing delays on jefferson davis highway because of that crash. over to 395, sluggish. you're not jammed, but you are slow from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. that drive will take you at least 23 minutes right now. and very slow inbound 50 in maryland. delays are just prior to the beltway. heavy on the brakes at landover road, and it is a tough commute
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to get to there. pretty slow. about 13 minutes to get to the 295. good news for drivers this morning. the price at the pump is down about 8 cents this month. that's according to aaa. the national average for a gallon of regular is $3.79. in the district, slightly higher at $3.88. maryland paying about $3.70. virginia remains the cheapest at $3.66. this morning family members waking up with their loved ones who returned from serving in afghanistan. >> d.c.! whoo! >> i'm going to guess he's glad to be home. sounds like it. about 70 members of the national guard rurpd to the home in the d.c. armory in southwest washington. they completed a eight-month tour of duty. >> everything is okay now. >> i'm just happy to be home to see grass, trees, my family, d.c. you know, i love the united states. >> love it. >> the guard members operated out of bagram air base.
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they maintained, rather managed a dining facility, mail operations, and provided security details for american personnel. >> gosh, welcome home. thank you for your service. i just can't help myself. it's so awesome to see those reunions. >> every single time. it really is for sure. >> okay. well, fall is officially here, and there are a lot of great ways in the area to enjoy it. >> that's right. one favorite is to pick pumpkins. and one pumpkin patch claims to have a purpose. st. paul's pumpkin patch in kensington is open for business. you can pick from dozens of pumpkins there, and all the proceeds go toward the church's mission trips to nicaragua and to the hunger ministry to help feed families in montgomery county. the pumpkin patch is open through october 31st. and all morning we've been talking about aaron is going to the pumpkin patch this year for the first time in his life. >> we'll find one to go to. first time in many, many years. i was like 4 or something. >> so you have been. i thought you said you'd never been. >> i've seen pictures. >> stop by my cubicle and i'll
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give you my smashing pumpkins cd as we get going, off to a breezy and cool start. near 70 noontime. have an umbrella handy. might have showers in the afternoon. beautiful weather tuesday and into the weekend. back to you. >> thank you, tom. that is "news 4 today." thank you for starting your day with us. >> the "today" show is next. ♪
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