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now on news 4 today, a professor killed and a student in handcuffs. what police are uncovering about the attack on a college campus. breaking u.s. policy, the in a move that hasn't been made in decades. a historic good-bye, thousands line the streets in cuba as castro remains return to his birthday. >> good morning. david culver is on assignment in cuba. >> he'll be joining us later this morning. i'm angie goff. so happy to have you with us
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>> happy holidays. >> i know it's busy at your house. we're going to get started with the weather. >> it's getting cold. it's that time of year. >> good morning. welcome. we are starting off this saturday morning with a clear sky. the tower camera showing at first faint glow of pre-dawn on the eastern horizon. sun rise is not until about 7:00 is degrees and the winds gusting to around 20 miles an hour. they're going to be blustery. it will climb into the upper 40s by early afternoon and briefly touching 50s by mid afternoon. lots of sunshine. our next look at chances for rain coming up this half hour. to a developing story, a
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of southern california. it turns out a professor is the victim. as more details come out, what we do know is that this was not a random act of violence. >> reporter: the mud building, home to science students and classes, now the scene of a deadly stabbing sending shock across the campus. >> it's very scarey and it's just sad. i mean obviously my thoughts are >> reporter: the president identifying the professor who was stabbed to death by a student as bosco chan, a professor who joined the faculty in 2001. the professor knew the student but they do not know if they had previous problems. >> the victim was targeted by this suspect so the safety of this campus is not in question.
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students going into the weekend with a sense of loss. >> it's our community. it's a professor. we don't know if someone we had class or if that student was our partner. >> it doesn't feel. he was part of the university family, that's a loss. >> that attack comes as folks in california marked one year since the shooting. an emotional memorial services held for the victims of last year's deadly mass shooting. 42 people were killed and on thes hurt when a husband and wife inspired by isis opened fire the a a holiday party. there were events honoring the victims and first responders. >> the more kindness and
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stronger the fabric of humanity is. evil and hatred are like knives that cut this fabric. >> a moment of silence was held as the names of each victim were held on stars. china's foreign minister says a controversial phone call between donald trump and taiwan's president was a small trick by trump tweeted the president of taiwan called me today to wish me congratulations on winning the president. interesting how the u.s. sells taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment, but i should not accept congratulations. these are photos of a call that broke a decades long diplomatic tradition.
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but it's an unofficial relationship. the u.s. has had a one-china policy since '79. the philippine president rodrigo duterte says donald trump told him he is going about his controversial fight against drugs the right way. the video here released of the philippine leader and president elect talking on the phone. this is a far different tone we see here from relations with president obama. the u.s. has raised c of drug dealers which has alleged government executions without allowing people to go to court. the governor's race in virginia is firing up and it could get some national attention. four republicans are in the race. take a look. prince william county board chair cory stewart and ed ga
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one democrat is running. all five made their pitches to the virginia chamber of commerce. this happened in williamsburg as one of the only two governors races in 2017. experts say this could give us an idea of what voters think of their new president. >> virginia is likely to be seen as a referendum on the first year of donald trump. >> gop candidate cory stewart was one of trump's most visible supporters and says his success administration. ed ga lispy is considered the favorite among republicans and has an early fundraising lead. 2019, that's probably the next time you'll be able to tour the washington monument from the inside. it's going to be closed to modernize the elevator. the money is being donated to
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come to the aid of the monument. after the 2011 he donated half of the money then. you might notice a new addition on the national mall starting today. the museum is adding a new sculpture. this is the first outdoor artwork. the wind sculpture is making its debut later today. crews will install the new t less than an hour. >> exciting. we are following a developing story out of west texas where eight people are hurt, two critically, in a bus crash. this is the first photo we are seeing. look at of that -- that's the bus. the cheerleaders were on board. it shows the front of the bus into the back of a tractor-trailer. no word yet on what caused the crash. a former officer on trial
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the controversial court battle and how a lone juror is flug the case. a bitter standoff in the cold. the new deadline for the
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[heartbeat] pipeline protesters have the u.s. attorney general is calling on protesters and police to avoid violence, but has not said anything specific about the evacuation authorities. authorities say they won't enforce it even as cold weather is set to hit the region. thousands of activists have protested because they don't want a pipeline near tribal land . a battle in a south carolina
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the fourth officer charged in the murder of walter scott. you remember this video that appears to show the officer shooting scott in the back as he run away. one juror said he couldn't convict a former police officer of murder. the jury is also allowed to consider a lesser charge of manslaughter, but a juror told the judge friday he could not convict in good conscious. later the jury verdict if they could get a clarification of the law. we're learning more about the investigation into an nfl player's fatal shooting in new orleans. the sheriff's department says that joe mcknight junior was called after an apparent road rage incident. the alleged shooter was freed friday afternoon. he has not been charged for the shooting sparking outrage. the authorities asked the community not to rush to
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officials say there is no evidence it was a hate crime. if you step out early you will fool the cool breeze this morning. tom busy tracking the forecast and the most comfortable time to go out for a run or bike ride. as accidental police shooting caught on body cam
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new details in a building collapse in south dakota. the body of a construction worker was found among the debris. look at all that. there they're taking someone out from the rubble there. a search dog found this person. the family of a 22-year-old rubble says she is doing okay. authorities don't think anybody else was hurt in the collapse. >> scarey. the moment a police officer shoot an unarmed man is captured on police body camera video. it happened last april. the department said the officer was startled and unintentionally shot the man. darcy spencer has more on how
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policy. >> reporter: they may change policies after a 17-year-old veteran of the force accidentally shot a suspect during a building search. the body camera video shows police on the hunt for a burglary suspect last year. they found one suspect, a teenager, and tasered them. but they still needed to clear a building. one officer, shot. the officer would later say accidentally. he had been startled. >> are you hit? >> reporter: the officer franticly pulls the man out of the building and searches for a bullet wound. the suspect had been shot in the back. the video is among the evidence presented to a grand jury late last month. the grand jury declined to indict the officer on any charges. >> we moved forward and sent a
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grand jury's actions we would not be prosecuting this officer. >> reporter: the suspect survived the shooting and is charged with burglary. his attorney said this was not a police justified shooting. he was unarmed, shot in the back and not posing a threat to the officer when he was shot done. his attorney says his charges against him should be dropped. >> we believe it is something he needs to be held accountable forward and that's why we're moving forward with that duty and has no contact with the public as the investigation continues. a trial for the suspect has been delayed. police arrested a woman for the murder of a man at a shopping center parking lot. the woman is from capital heights and she's accused in the death. police say jackson got in a fight with the woman last tuesday.
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a jackpot winner is homeless after his house in virginia was destroyed by fire. he wasn't home. look at that. his wife was, but she was able to get out of the house just a few miles from the west virginia boarder. you may remember jack whitaker when he won more than
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winds are picking up to around 20 miles an hour, but nothing on radar. we're dry from the mountains to the bay. we have a dry pattern under way. we are under a moderate drought here. much of northern virginia and the metro area. we're almost eight inches below average. want to get in a bike ride or run or brisk walk o temperatures by 9:00 low 40s and noon upper 40s. during the morning on sunday cold start tomorrow morning. only in the 30s. afternoon highs upper 40s to near 50 with increasing clouds. light rain likely on monday so that will help out the drought and then on tuesday some moderate rain from time to time. could get over an inch of rain on tuesday. we dry out wednesday and thursday, a chance of showers
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wind. cold at the end of the week and into the weekend with highs near 40 degrees. >> thank you. millions of gallons of sewage spilling into the potomac. the problem neighbors worry
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>> raw suage dumped into that creek. >> reporter: that sewage is going into the river. >> reporter: the chief engineer. you're saying the water there is safe? >> there's no reason to not swim in it when there's not an overflow. >> reporter: would you swim in it? >> yeah. i wouldn't drink it. >> reporter: they are well aware of the issue.
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overflow by the justice department in 2004. they have been working since to correct the problem. that means no new development on this sewer lines. >> the rain gets in the lines and it's like a liquid sewage. >> reporter: this system is about to get more sewage with the opening of the casino and it's hotel at national harbor. in the county's history. that waste will head for the broad creek pump station. >> if national harbor were to come in today from scratch, even though they want to do 2.4, we wouldn't let them do any more than 100,000 gallons which is not enough for that site. >> reporter: for the past five years they have been installing larger water pipes that will increase the capacity.
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>> that won't happen until late 2019, 2020. >> reporter: they've been slowed down by the permitting process, but mgm and its additional capacity is coming online this week because the project was approved before a prohibition on development. >> in the rush and it's similar to the roads, in the rush to get the casino and what we want, they forget the really basic infrastructure. reporting. the company that owns the casino now planning his first international ventures. they have submitted plans to build a resort in spain at a cost of $2 billion. it would feature hotels, restaurants and shopping. if it gets approval the first phase is expected to be complete within two years.
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cool start to the weekend. tom's tracking your forecast. massive wildfires and a return home. the devastation families in tennessee are discovering as they sort through all the rubble. cheap and reckless and have huge implications on my side of the river. >> d.c. versus virginia and the battle over metro's future. the fight for your safety and
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calls with world leaders. donald trump spoke with taiwan's president despite a diplomatic tradition and the philippine president said he and trump had a brief and positive discussion. cuba is preparing for the buial of fidel castro's ashes tomorrow. our david culver is in cuba and
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minutes. good morning. i'm christian wright. david culver is on assignment in cuba. >> it looks like sunshine for saturday. not sure if it's going to help temperature wise. >> it's getting there. you're noticing a difference. >> tom is standing by with our forecast. >> the first december weekend this starting off with a clear sky. we've a this saturday. sun rise is 7:10. we're in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. reagan international is 44. winds at around 20 miles an hour. we'll hover near 40 and then climb into the upper 40s early afternoon hitting low 50s by mid afternoon. winds around 25 miles an hour.
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hour. >> thank you. right now prince george's county police need help to find this missing boy. they say the 12-year-old boy was last seen just off locksford road wearing a blue shirt, chakky pants. if you see him call police. emotion is tennessee. we see how people made a tough return home to sort through the rubble. >> reporter: the panic of escape gives way to the agony of return. >> i'm just trying to take it all in. >> reporter: carolyn hasn't seen home since monday, unsure if it's still there. with her mobility limited by a
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it's left standing. >> thank you i have a home to come back to. i'm luckier than a lot. >> reporter: the toll of the gatlinburg, tennessee fire devastating. 13 people confirmed dead, including this couple from memphis. they were on vacation with their three sons who are recovering in a burn unit and a 75-year-old woman who died of a heart attack. the fire has burned 27 square structures damaged or destroyed. flames spared dollywood theme park. dolly parton is vowing to help those who lost everything. >> $1,000 a month to all those families who lost their homes in the fire until they get back up on their feet. >> reporter: people whose escape was down a fireside.
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>> reporter: they made it out. some of their neighbors did not. nbc news. an athletic trainer is now facing charges of having inappropriate contact with a student. he's 33. that student is 17. court documents say that the teacher and female student denied anything inappropriate had occurred, but investigators obtained text messages from the student's phone in which sexual activities were discussed. after that discovery the students did admit to hugs and kissing at the school. the teacher passed a background check to work at the school where he also taught one class. metro leadership is in the hot seat over its service and safety problems. we learn why lawmakers on
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>> it does not improve with time. >> reporter: that was the tone for the entire 2 1/2 hour hearing, members of congress expressing frustration that metro continues to have problems. for many of the members of congress the top issue was an ntsb report revealing metro employees falsified inspection reports in the months leading up to the derailment at the metro station last summer. >> to hear the report of falsified records is just mind blowing. >> we started a criminal investigation. i've hired two independent prosecutors. that investigation is still open. >> reporter: much of northern virginia's congressman was reserved for the board member jack evans who has said the district would cut hours and threatened to cut services in virginia if the commonwealth didn't come up with more money to fund the transit system.
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single connection to metro in northern virginia. >> we have a $290 million short fall this year that will get greater in the future. >> mr. evans, i don't need a lecture about the conditions of metro. i know it. your comments were cheap and reckless and have huge implications on my side of the river. you don't want -- >> it's clear to me now that neither virginia or maryland will do a dedicated funding source in the future help. how are we going to afford to operate the silver line to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars a year when we are losing 3 to $400 million a year already? >> this is the last time a congressional board will meet on metro until the new year. by then the board will have a chairman in charge. you want to listen to this if you own a ford or lincoln
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going on. ford is recalling about 680,000 cars to fix a seat belt issue after two people got hurt. some versions of the ford fusion between the 2013 and 2016 model years and the lincoln mkz in the 2013 to 2015 model years are included in the recall. the company says the seat belt could snap during a crash. a home invasion and a the frightening confrontation and how the victim was able to
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it started with an attempted home invasion and ended with a struggle with a gun. >> the victim managed to get ahold of the robber's weapon. this happened thursday night in
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21-year-old suspect of prince george's county and the 18-year-old knocked on the front door asking for help with their car. the homeowner told them to leave. then jones forced -- police say jones forced his way in and hit the homeowner with his gun. >> a struggle ensued and the homeowner was able to take control of the weapon and discharge one round. >> jones was hit and died at the hospital. eli is charged with attempted robbery and burglary with the use of a deadly weapon. video from a neighbor's house shows a black car driving away. police are still searching for the people in that car. 20 minutes away from the 7:00 hour. some people are already hitting the road early. a lot of you might be out there looking for a christmas tree this weekend. tom's tracking how long the rain will hold off as you prepare for the holidays.
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good morning. if you're heading out it a christmas tree farm you'll be buffeted by a blustery wind gusting about 25 miles an hour.
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degrees. >> thank you. the "today" show is next. >> we're joined live from new york. good morning. >> good to see you. >> good morning. coming up today president elect donald trump under fire for taking a phone call from taiwan's leader. what he's saying about the controversy. 'tis the season for holiday parties. how you can survive without wrecking your diet while enjoyingr the pitfalls and joy of parenting. with dylan about to welcome baby number one, we'll put their baby knowledge to the test right here on "today." >> it's going to be embarrassing. >> you're gonna rock it. you're a pro. >> congratulations, by the way, on your little girl. >> thank you. very exciting times. >> definitely. see you later. >> all right. cubans are preparing for history to be made with fidel
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weekend. for some it's a death of a tie rant, for others the passing of a revolutionary hero. the remains will land in cuba and it's where we find david culver with a look at what's to come. >> it was a week ago today that many cubans on the island nation were waking up to news that fidel castro had died. that news was announced on state run tv by his own brother. they arew final tribute to the man who ruled this country for nearly five decades. they were marching through the streets getting ready for the final stop in the procession in fidel castro's cremated remains. residents stopping about everything to focus on this final tribute. this is his hometown. >> yeah.
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area. it's scenic and covered in images of the revolution. >> it is very symbolic for the revolution because from that balcony up there castro declared victory. >> reporter: the images jarring for cuban-americans. even those opposed to castro there's a curiousty. >> everybody wants to part of that. they want to take a snapshot of that and say i was present that day. >> reporter: if they don't agree with his policies. >> exactly. >> reporter: the seats set up and the jumbotron tested and the stage nearly set. the end of a historic chapter ever closer. you can see that stage set up behind me here. they're continuing to do final preparations before tonight's big event that starts at 7:00. it's the last public memorial.
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as well. that's the latest. i'm david culver, news 4. >> david will be in cuba throughout the weekend with live coverage covering the processional carrying castro's ashes and funeral he spoke about. you can follow him on twitter and we'll check back in with him live from morning. one neighborhood is making a political statement to a new neighbor. people who live near mike pence's new d.c. home have hung this rainbow pride flag outside of their homes. last week the vice president elect moved into his temporary home there. he's spoken out against gay marriage in the past. his neighbors say this is to send a message.
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big country and there's room for all kinds of people in the country and everyone is deserving of respect. >> pence is only staying in the neighborhood until the inauguration. after that he will move into the vice president's home. we'll hear from the vice president president elect tomorrow on "meet the press." chuck todd will ha here. now it bears the name of an agent killed in the line of duty. cocaine traffickers turned miami into a war zone. he was killed on this day back in 1982. his widow and son were on hand for the dedication. >> it's an honor. it's an honor for the family. i'm going to start crying again.
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honoring to have this kind of acknowledgment of my father's career and life and everything he's done and accomplished. >> he was the first atf agent killed in the line of duty. the white house is experimenting with reality similar to what we saw with the pokemon craze. when users point their version of the white house appears and it let's people watch white house events and even discover some hidden items. >> have you tried it out yet? >> no, but i'm about to. >> me too. the holidays of course a time when people feel just a little bit more charitable. >> it's the season for giving. for one local organization it had no problem getting people
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annual night of trees. they raise money to provide programs and sports for people who have disabilities. the organization's president says it's an important mission. >> special olympics d.c. is the sole provider of sports programs for more than 1,600 athletes, many of them who wouldn't have any other opportunities. >> the gala raised $1 million last >> very good. >> i hope they did just as well this year. i know out in berkeley they're turning it into a winter wonderland. there's a lot of events across the area. >> all they need is snow. >> we're going to make it until we make it. >> it's not gonna happen, but you can track where the rain is getting closer to us with the storm team 4 radar. the latest forecast with the nbc washington app. no rain now though. clear sky. there's the pre-dawn glow.
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minutes. sun rise is until until 7:10. there's a chill in the air. the wind is gusting around 20 miles an hour and we're hovering above freezing. reagan international is at 44. on the bay waters all clear. there's no rain or snow anywhere in our region or vicinity and later today by 10:00 we'll be in the mid 40s. a bit of a blustery wind and then the low 50s. by 6:00 back down to the 40s with a lighter wind and getting cold tonight. we'll be down in the low 40s by the late evening and dawn sunday down into the 30s. a lighter wind tomorrow but then cloudy in the afternoon. highs around 50 degrees. our next chances for rain that's on monday some light rain, maybe about a quarter of an inch on monday but then heavier rain may
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get over an inch of rain on tuesday. then we dry out on wednesday with highs in the 50s. a big change is going to be moving in toward the end of the week. maybe a shower late thursday night, but after that much colder. strong winds on friday. highs only in the 30s. wind chills in the teens and 20s. winter is going to be blowing in the door coming in friday and it that's the way it looks. all right. string up the lights. string them up now and get the celebration way. the creative way one neighborhood is ringing in the
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so you usually just need to hit a switch to turn those holiday lights on, but there is this is unbelievable. the old town used a contraption known as a machine which set off a chain reaction to the light the christmas tree. the chain had 412 links making it the largest device in history. it reminds me of peewee herman. remember when he did that to make his breakfast. >> yeah. >> i think the last record was
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>> really? >> yeah. a bet is a bet, right? ohio native lebron james probably won't be making any more with chicago native wade any time soon. i watched this yesterday. the king arrived to the united center last night fully dressed in chicago cubs gear. this of course after they beat the cleveland indians in the world series. james and wade agreed to dress in the losing team's gear on the other during the nba season. this is what you got. james went as far out as putting his name and number on the back of the cubs' jersey. such a good sport. a bet is a bet and he's a man of his word. here are four things to know. a deadly stabbing under investigation at usc. a professor was the victim and a student in jail this morning for the crimes. the police believe the professor was targeted. eight people hurt, two
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cheerleaders collided with a tractor-trailer in west texas. no word on what caused the crash. donald trump defending a call with taiwan's president. the philippine president said he spoke with the president elect. the washington monument will remain closed for the next two years. officials need time to modernize the elevator. it's a 2 to $3 million project. bundle up if you're headed low 50s. low 50s. otherwise a good day to get oute holidays are about joy again.
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good morning. international incident. donald trump defending his controversial phone call with the president of taiwan. their conversation breaking nearly four decades of u.s. policy. lawmakers here outraged. china lodging a did the president-elect further strain the relationship between the two world powers? history of violence? another case of alleged road rage emerges involving the admitted gunman who killed a former nfl player near new orleans. outrage growing over the decision to release him, without charges. miracle in south dakota. a woman, pulled alive from the rubble of this collapsed building.


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