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now at 11:00, nbc news responds to new reports about misconduct by fired "today" show host matt lauer. one accuser calling it a pattern of behavior. plus video of a suspected armed robber's arrest captured by a local
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tonight we talk to the pilot who tracked him down. and the scheduling glitch that made a lot of airline pilots happy but also left thousands of full flights around christmas with no one to fly them. he's been a face of the nbc network, a presence in your homes for more than two decades. tonight we're still waiting to hear from matt lauer about allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. we've learned a lot about this story since finding out from lauer's co-anchors this morning that he'd been fired from the "today" show after a colleague came forward about incidents dating back to the 2014 olympics. we know nbc has received at least two new complaints about him since then. and a new published report out this evening alleges a pattern of sexual misconduct by lauer with female co-workers. the "variety" magazine report details an incident where he le
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woman in his office and scolded her for denying his advance. other women say he extended late-night invitations to colleagues to join him in his hotel room while he was covering the olympics. the magazine also reports several women made complaints to nbc executives which were ignored. a spokesman for nbc news says, "we can say unequivocally that prior to monday night current nbc news management was never made aware of any complaints about matt lauer's conduct." meanwhile, tonight another broadcast that was supposed to include lauer went on without him. >> is everybody ready? >> you better cozy up to that button. >> countdown. five, four, three, two, one! >> savannah, al, and hoda joined by lester holt at the annual christmas in rockefeller center broadcast tonight with no mention of their
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co-host. natalie morales was emotional tonight when she addressed the news on "access hollywood." >> well, i'm brokenhearted for everyone involved. obviously the "today" show's been my family for 16 years now. it's difficult on everyone right now. and i know, i've dealt with my share of rumors in the past that were hurtful to my family and to me. i think they diminished my work. i addressed those head on in the past. that is not the story. the story is about the courage of a colleague coming forward. it was very brave of her. it's no doubt a very painful decision. i think it's been painful for everyone involved. >> matt lauer's firing may be the news of the day, but it won't be addressed on tonight's late-night program. seth meyers tweeting that "due to the christmas tree lighting" his show was taped yesterday. and if you're wondering why any of today's news is conspicuously absent this evening, now you know. no word from jimmy fallon about "the tonight show." on to other news now.
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woodbridge thought he'd evaded police by hiding under a back yard deck, but he forgot to look up. those images were from the fairfax county police helicopter that found him. new at 11:00 tonight, news 4's jackie bensen spoke to the pilot. >> fairfax one. >> can you tell which of these blobs of light seen with an infrared camera is a man trying to hide? a fairfax county police officer hovering far above the scene in a helicopter spotted him no problem. >> basically looking for warm heat signatures in areas that would be odd for heat to be coming from them. >> prince william county police requested the assistance of the helicopter early monday morning. they were trying to catch a man who'd robbed one convenience store in woodbridge minutes after attempting to rob another and was headed for a third. andrew wiseman was in the pilot's seat of fairfax one. >> what happened is i have to put them in a position where they can look with the camera and be able to spot the individual. and sometimes it requires moving around to
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certain spots so they can look directly down on the individual. >> video from the infrared camera shows prince william county police including canines closing in to make the arrest. the suspect surrendered without resisting. >> our practice is to stay overhead until the subject is in custody just for officer safety reasons. so if anything does happen we can call out and have more help come. >> reporter: that suspect, 17 years old, has been charged with robbery. in fairfax county jackie bensen, news 4. an 18-year-old died in an early morning crash in montgomery county today. yonatan tedros of silver spring had just graduated from wheaten high school earlier this year. this morning his car slammed into several others at connecticut avenue and dean road in wheaten. the crash injured four other people. they're all expected to be okay. it's still unclear what caused this crash. parents and staff of d.c. public schools are stunned after learning about a grades scandal at one district high school. an investigation by npr and
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radio discovered only 57 students at bellew high school were expected to graduate last spring but 164 students received diplomas in june. half of the graduates had missed more than three months of school. some teachers say school administrators pressured them to pass students with failing grades. >> they're not getting an education, the right education, and just being passed on. you know, passed by. not fair for our kids. at all. >> after this news broke d.c. mayor muriel bowser ordered her staff to conduct an extensive review of compliance with graduation requirements. but some community leaders want an outside firm to do an audit. so far nobody has been fired or placed on leave. a number of women are suing the prince george's hospital center after learning that their ob-gyn used fake credentials. charles akota pleaded guilty last year and served jail time. he a
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documents including social security numbers, passports, immigration documents, and medical diplomas. the hospital vowed to defend the lawsuit, but it acknowledged that he had what it calls a complex sophisticated identity theft scheme. tonight american airlines is taking steps to avoid canceling flights over the busy holiday travel period after a scheduling glitch left thousands of flights with no pilot. no glitch allowed too many pilots to take vacation during the christmas travel week. the pilots union says it's left 15,000 flights without a captain or a co-pilot or in some cases both. tonight we're working for you to see how serious the issue is and how it might impact your plans. >> around the holidays you don't have that kind of margin for error. so an airline can't afford to have something go wrong. the fortunate thing here is that we are still more than two weeks away from the affected flights. so as sudden as it feels, it's not really that sudden in
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>> as an incentive the airline is offering pilots who pick up extra flights 150% of their hourly pay. they also plan to use reserve pilots. one thing airlines haven't had to worry about, at least so far this holiday season, is weather delays. amelia, can we keep the sunny weather going for tomorrow? >> yeah, we can doreen. and actually, as we close out november and head into december, at least the first week of december for the most part is looking pretty quiet. i'm going to have more on that coming up at 11:18 because something interesting is at the end of the ten-day forecast. but first let's get you out the door tomorrow morning on your thursday. you want the jacket. you want the sunglasses. it's going to be a chilly start with 41 degrees in washington at 6:00 a.m. you can see the suburbs. you're all starting off in the 30s. by 8:00 a.m. we start to warm up a little bit, and then by 10:00 a.m. we're all in the mid to upper 40s. at that point d.c. already near 50 degrees. our high today 70. we're not going on anywhere near that om
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i'll have more on what you can expect tomorrow, doreen, and of course what's at the end of the ten-day forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> not sure i want to know. thank you, amelia. right now the senate is one step closer to passing a republican effort to overhaul our country's tax system for the first time in three decades. this evening the senate voted along party lines to formally launch 20 hours of debate before a final up or down vote. with no democratic support, republicans can only afford to lose two votes. the house already passed its own tax proposal. meanwhile, u.n. ambassador nikki haley is calling on all countries to cut diplomatic ties with north korea after its latest missile launch. at an emergency security council meeting haley also said the united states does not want war, but she says if it comes to that the north korean regime would be "utterly destroyed." and president trump reacted tonight over what many
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calling anti-muslim tweets. he retweeted video today from a british fringe group that claims the videos show violence being committed by muslims. tonight president trump shot back at criticism from british prime minister theresa may saying, "don't focus on me. focus on the destructive radical islamic terrorism that is taking place within the united kingdom. we are doing just fine." in virginia democrats are officially calling for recounts in two tight house of delegates races after reports of voting irregularities. democrat dante tanner trails republican tim hugo by 106 votes in district 40, which includes fairfax and prince william counties. and in newport news, just 10 votes separate democrat shelly simonds and republican can't dave yancy. one result not being challenged with recan't you at least not yet is district 28 in fredericksburg and stafford county. republican bob thomas won by just
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democrat joshua cole. 147 voters received ballots for the wrong house district in that race. next at 11:00, more on the firing of matt lauer. a fox news personality created a controversy of his own tonight because of what he tweeted about lauer's case. plus born and raised in prince george's county, now working for the nfl and on the rise. news 4s shomari stone interviews a man "forbes" magazine singled out for its annual 30 under 30 list. tomorrow will be the first white house christmas tree lighting under president trump. how it can
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another national tv personality is getting caught up in the story about the firing of "today" show co-host matt lauer. fox news contributor geraldo rivera sent out a series of tweets tonight that appeared to defend lauer and attempt to distinguish between harassment and what rivera called courtship. in one tweet rivera said, "sex harassment allegations should require one, made in a timely fashion, say within five years. two, some contemporaneous corroboration like witnesses. electronic or written communications. he went on to say, "with settlements in multimillions slight chance exists some victims are motivated by more than justice." fox news is pushing back tonight saying geraldo's tweets do not reflect the views of fox news or its management. with the we were troubled by his comments and are addressing them with him." tonight a big honor for a young m
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he was just named to "forbes'" 30 under 30 list. news 4's shomari stone caught up with the prince george's county native who is already accomplishing a lot at a young age. >> reporter: dior ginyard is a man on the move. >> my life is fast-paced. >> reporter: as he arrives on an amtrak train from new york. >> new york is awesome. >> reporter: after appearing at the nasdaq closing bell. what was going through your mind at that moment? >> what an honor. surprised. giddy. i never thought i'd be in times square ringing the nasdaq closing bell. >> reporter: the 29-year-old was invited because he made the "forbes" 30 under 30 list in the sports category. he contacted me on social media. >> i thought you could do a good job telling my story. >> reporter: dior was born and raised by his mother in prince george's county. he graduated from highpoint high school and bowie state university. "f
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work with the nfl players association. he manages athletes off the field, placing them in internships at companies and helping them to return to school to finish their education. >> i work with a number of guys. a lot of guys on the redskins you may know. jamison crowder, josh doctson, a.j. francis. >> high five daddy. yeah. >> reporter: his mother is pleased. >> i'm extremely proud and just happy for him because i know how hard this road has been for him. >> reporter: dior wasn't always happy. he grew up without a father. >> but it also was encouragement. really using that as a chip on my shoulder in a positive way. >> reporter: he cares for his son carter. >> that's dad. >> reporter: and he'll teach him and others to focus on education. to stay on the right track. >> i can use this honor and this opportunity i've been blessed with to encourage kids. >> reporter: the "forbes" 30 under 30 edition will be sold at magazine stands and bookstores in about three weeks. congla
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i'm shomari stone, news 4. >> thisser's "forbes" list includes another familiar face from our area, braden holtby of the washington capitals. tonight was the annual norwegian christmas tree lighting ceremony at union station. the tree is a gift to the people of washington and a symbol of the friendship between the united states and norway. it symbolizes norway's gratitude for help received during and after world war ii. it's been on display every year since 1997. pretty. and be prepared for a tricky commute home tomorrow night if you have to go through the city during the christmas tree lighting downtown, which always causes a lot of traffic. this year the tree on the ellipse is more than 30 feet tall and will be covered in more than 75,000 lights. there are also 56 other trees around it, one for each state and territory. the beach boys and wynonna jud with the u.s. navy band along
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with hosts kathie lee gifford and dean cain. and our own doug kammerer will be putting on a performance too. he'll be live for the lighting here on news 4 at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. the beach boys can wear their hawaiian shirts if it's going to be anything like today was, amelia. >> yeah. with a high of 70 degrees i think that would be a great idea. the good news is tomorrow will feel a little bit more like the holidays out there. not going to be frigid but we'll have high temperatures in the upper 50s. the high tomorrow around 57. if you're heading down there to catch the tree lighting at 4:00, that's actually when we'll be at 57 degrees. and a few clouds out there. as the sun sets, though, we'll cool quickly just like we have been these last few nights. do want to keep that in mind. you might be heading down there, it's not feeling that bad. but if you're just standing there certainly going to feel the chill. by 6:00 p.m. eyre at 52. 8:00 right around 50 degrees, cloudy skies. after that maybe a few light showers impacting on the drive home. but for most of us really not worried about rain. as we loow
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work week. but it is going to be cooler, not just tomorrow but temperatures continue to tumble on friday. that's your first weather headline. as we look to the weekend, it's nice, it's dry. we'll have highs in the 50s. normal for this time of year. no 70s on the ten-day forecast. and i'm watching the end of next week. what's on your calendar on december 8th and 9th? there's rain potentially in the forecast. maybe, maybe a little bit of snow mixing in. a system we're keeping a close eye on. snow is not a guarantee but it's something we're looking at right now. currently, though, our temperatures coming in in the 30s and 40s. 32 in frederick to 44 degrees in washington and just a few clouds out there overnight tonight. and a mix of clouds and sun throughout your thursday. so we start off chilly, around 40 degrees at 7:00 a.m., and the suburbs will be in the 30s. and not as warm overall. by lunchtime not that bad. 52. 10 to 15 degrees cooler than we were today with a high of 57 here in washington and tomorrow evening 7:00 p.m. at that point it's dry. it's really as we get
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chance of some rain moves on into the forecast. but at the bus stop it's jacket weather for the kids. thankfully, though, it's not frigid out there. lunch outside not as mild as today. and if you're getting your christmas tree tomorrow evening after work it won't be too cold. and den, we'll keep it dry during the evening hours. on friday there's the chance for a shower before about 8:00, 9:00 a.m. but after that the the sunshine really returns quickly. ultimately we're sunny throughout the day, breezy and cooler with a high temperature of 53 degrees. and then as we look to your storm team 4 four-day forecast on saturday a high of 52. saturday morning i'm so excited. we have the girls on the run up in frederick with their 355k. as they're wrapping up we're in the low 40s. not much more you can ask for for early december. sunday looking like a great day to hang the holiday lights, get the tree, whatever you need to do outdoors, with high temperatures in the mid 50s. and then as you look all the way
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forecast, friday and saturday, maybe you have a holiday party, maybe you have family coming in to town. we're watching a storm, some rain right now, and if it stays on its current track can't rule out a little snow. >> oh, my. >> the first time we're really talking about that. >> that could be exciting. if it happens. thanks-a meelia. the wizards in action tonight and the redskins getting ready for a must-win game in dallas. carol's up next. but first here's jimmy fallon. >> hey, guys. john boyega is my guest tonight. plus we have kevin nean, kid lo
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xfinity sports desk. starting with the wizards. the john wall-less wizards. how'd it go? >> back to back, as you know, because we were starting with the wizards last night. didn't go as wells last night. >> bummer. >> i know. it's a bummer. wizards tried to redefine how to make a comeback tonight in philly, down 24 points in the fourth quarter. but they played hack-a-ben. fouling 76ers star ben simmons every chance they could get. and it almost works. bradley beal and the wizards all business in the steve brotherly love. except early first quarter wiz down four. ben simmons getting to work, gets it back, drives with contact and one. game-high 31 points for simmons. he was at the line a lot. final seconds of the half, joel embiid comes up with a big block. simmons grabs it, and they're on the run. simmons backs embiid and he throws it down. 25 points, 14 boards for that guy. sixers up 20. ar
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though. in the fourth they're down seven here. pass over to bradley beal. led the game with a facial contusion. knocks down the three here. 21 points for beal. wizards within four. then later in the quarter kelly oubre jr. oubre driving, spinning. can't get it to go. but he gets his own rebound and then he does. team-high 22 off the bench for oubre. wizards get within three. they fall 118-113. the maryland terrapin women narrowly avoiding an upset at the hands of their neighbor. virginia led by two late. the terps' kayla charles scored three points in the final 40 seconds. maryland escapes. 60-59 the final. so many keys to the redskins and cowboys game tomorrow night, but head coach jay gruden says it best. he said most important they just can't shoot themselves in the foot. dumb penalties and mismanaging the clock and even a blocked field goal, that has spelled doom for them. desperate different-looking teams this time around but still the same old rivalry when they
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just as much as we hate them. i'm pretty sure the feeling is mutual. >> in history i'm sure this is one of the biggest rivals there, next to steelers and ravens or certain basketball teams, stuff like that. but this is one of the biggest rivals out there. >> both us and dallas, you know, every game counts for us right now. we're in the same boat. we're playing for our wild card, playing to get in. and they're eager just as us. they've lost the last two games at home. we've got to go out there and do what we do best and pay attention to details and execute. finally, a cy young and a young one. all in one month. max scherzer's little baby. he announced it today. the arrival of baby brooklyn. 7 pounds 4 ounces. mom erica and the baby are healthy and happy, he said, as he writes on twitter. not sure the eye color yet, but dad is freaking out. >> baby brooklyn is a little girl. >> little girl. >> okay. >> can't a
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all right. that's
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a lot going on tomorrow. one more check on the weather for the christmas tree lighting. >> yeah. for the christmas tree lighting it's not going to be that bad. 57 degrees at 4:00 p.m. as we look to 6:00, the christmas tree should be lit at that point. 52 degrees, cloudy skies and we'll keep it dry. >> looks pretty good. and don't forget the redskins and the cowboys. you can see them here on
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tomorrow night. >> you've got the news after. >> plan ahead so you can stay up for the game. that's it for us for now. "the tonight show with jimmy fallon" coming up next. we'll see you tomorrow.
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