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plug that into your phone and sing along. let's make a deal. florida prosecutors offea r al to drop charges but there is a catch. sullamy s the faa and boeing in the investigation to the 737 crashes. a nightmare that could hit many hou mholds. surpriseical bills even though you tught your medical insurance covered it the biggescontract in history that will pay mike trout equal to $68 a minute. e koala hitch hiker.
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ball jackpotg $550 good morning, i'm marlie hall >> i'mrances rivera. a plea deal is on the table for robert kraft and other men accused in a sting kraft and 24 others were charged after a crackdown on south florida day spas a prosecutor is offering to drop those charges if they admit the state has enough evidence to convict them such deals with first-time offenders are standard we have more >> we are as equally stunned as everybody else >> reporter: after a public announcementf robert kraft and 24 others, word that those charges may be dropped they may never havto go to court if they accept a plea deal in this letter, they would have
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to admit the evidence, including the videos taken, would have been enough to convict them. >> repngter: accordi to the deal, they can avoid convictions but they won't escapite punishment requires a course about prosecution dangers, std screening and treatment. 100 hours of community service and $5,000 fine. if he were to accept the deal, these could double because he's accused of acting twice on separate days. he has not responded but has pleaded not guilty this man represents some of the other men charged. >> there has never been a report case like this. as a result, we think this offer is premature >> reporter: one question for robert kraft acknowledging would
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information lead to ownership of the patriots according to the league's conduct policy, owners like players are held to a higher standard >> reporter: kraft has eight days now to accept the plea deal if he acpts it, he himself will still have to show up i n court. >> thank you there are new developments bowings 737 max jet liners onof the country's best known pilots is criticizing how boeing and the faa certified the flight calling the relationship far too cozy there is a call for a government inspector general to join the investigation. for the latest, we go now to nbc reporter >> reporter: known for extremecool under pressure. >> the captain sully who landed
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a plane full of passengers on the hudson river aft losing both engines criticizing the faa for out sourcing the inspection saying ihas created conflicts of interest, when employees working for the company whose products must be certified to meet safety 1257bds arde doing the work to certify them not telling pilots about a new software called mcasy hat ma have contributed to both crashes. faa has relied on manufacturers to certify planes for flight >> you have to rely on trust the integrity of the boeing engineers that hefully will have the same mind for safety as they do for the success of their product. >> faa says ths e processee
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well established andns coistently proced safe designs. >> with a grand jury investigation. the secretary of transportatn called to investigation the process. boeing is promising to cooperate. >> the captain said sometimes, inspectors are overridden byma gers the faa may get a new chief. an air force academy grad and head of safety at delta airlines back to you. president trump is heading to tla hea today expected to tout manufacturing jobs at e last military think tank plant in ohio his trip to friendly territory comes amid rough words from the husband of one of his top advisors tracie potts joinss now.
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>> reporter: the husband of kellyanne conway and a frequent critic of the president. he has said he questionshe president's mental fitness the president criticizes the social media, hes using it in this tweet about conway and doubling down on his weekend twitter tirade against the late senator john mccain. >> why are you attacking senator john mccain seven months after his death. >> i'm very unhappy he didn't repeal and replace obama care. i was never a faof john mccain and never will be. >> reporter: the president using twitter as aiv's less on of sources. several ndidates have
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complained about the electoral college. remember clinton won the p popular vote but didn't win the election the present saying, with the popular vote, you really only get cities and large states that cities would end up running the country, sller states would end up without power today, he'll be in the midwest in ohio talking manufacturing jobs and raising money for his campaign >> tracie potts for us thanks a bus driver has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter the bus wains travg from florida to new york when it veered off a foggy exit ramp in virginia all 54 passengers were hospitalized some of the youngest victims were toddlers. heavy fog caused crashes into e area
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confirmed, it able to relocate 500 workers from the plant in ohio. ts in six different statesd to and will offer assistant for transferred workers. others will be eligible for retirement bryce harper may not be the only mlb star with a record breaking contract. mike trout ie s clos44 e deal would be the largest in u.s. professional sports haddistry. thousands in houston are waiting and worrying as a huge fire as the chemical plant fire continues to burn. the blaze has spread to eight storage tanks. video of the pas72 hours shows that fury.
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there is no time line when the fire may burn out, authorities are trying to assure residents air quality is okay. flood warnings are still in effect across the midwest. nebraska senatorre sthis look at the flood damage and asked where is the river and where is it not? now voters in stes that flips from obama to trump are calling for action on climatchange farm damage is worsehan in the past the damage to agrilturthis week is estimateat $1 billion. farmers already struggling tayo vastation.fore this let's turn to janessa webb for more oth >> people are ready to transition into spring happy first day ofin sg
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insurance. first uncovering that collectors are coming after people's paychecks and their homes. explaining how to avoid them >> reporter: racing to thege emerncy room, few people stop to think about the bill. not nicole suffering from append sigh tis, she called first they said, yep, we take your insurance, come on over. >> each time you asked, they said yes >> no one told her, the surgeon may not. two months later, the doctor sent a whoping bill and the insurance company said she had to pay >> i was so frustrated, i said i'll just let this go through collections. >> two months later, they
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slapped a lien on her home >> since 2017, that company put liens on 170 other homes we found similar cases in six states four in ten americans have received one >> this has become more common recently it effects tens if not hundreds of thousands of americans every year when we asked who is to blame in denver, the doctor blamed the insurance company, the hospital blamed ther. doc >> i think this is a shared responsibility >> did the hospital have a responsibility to tell her, you might be getting treatment from someone who is out of network?is >> tha absolutely an
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good morning,everybody, i aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. threats puts a maryland county alert. >> this as that same county prepares to mark one year since an act of violence in a school building claimed the lif of one student. chuck? >> what you need to know about the weather, joy the sunshine today because man oh man is it going to rain aroundere
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>> announcer: news 4 today starts now. good morning, everyone, i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. just about 4:00 a.m. now. let's begin this morning with a check on your commute and forecast as always. >> melissa mollet is standinwi y th a look at the roads b we
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begin with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. >> we have a day today to enjoy the sunshine on poke dot tie day here. 40 inwashington, 26 in manassas, 39 ins. annapo a big range of temperatures because skies were mainly clear overnight. if you're away from the water or city, much more effective night to school things down. your planner for today, all the sunshine we'll get today will be before 2 or 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon, but a sunny start to the day. temperatures gradually climbing in low and mid 50s for today. we have two things. outer banks of north carolina and that stormn the upper midwest will join forces and produce a tremendous amount of rain aroundere tomorrow. more about that and the weekend coming up. but for now, leros hear me lis say moe lay. >> so inclane, we have two left lanes

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