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defaulting for the first time in history. tara mergener reports the president is hoping his address will help pave the way to progress when he meets with congressional leaders later today. >> reporter: president obama is not giving up on his so-called grand bargain, a $4 trillion deficit reduction plan. >> i continue to push congressional leaders for the largest possible deal. >> the president held a news conference this morning to highlight the urgency to cut a deal on reducing government spending. >> i'm prepared to do it. i'm prepared to take on significant heat from my party to get something done. >> reporter: but after a weekend of meetings, republicans and democrats appear to be far apart. the big sticking point is taxes. the president says any agreement must include revenue increases but republicans are fiercely opposed. >> to get a big package would require a big tax increases in the middle of the economic situation that is
extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. it is a terrible idea. it is a job killer. >> reporter: if no deal is reached by the august 2nd deadline, the u.s. may not be able to borrow money to keep the government running and could default on its massive loans. >> if they don't act, then we face catastrophic damage to the american economy. >> some republicans favor cutting spending by $2 trillion. they accuse the obama administration of scare tactics, claiming the u.s. has the money. it will not default and that there is no reason to panic. tara mergener, for cbs news, the white house. both sides are scheduled to meet later today. well, the national debt may be a topic that many americans are glossing over. but it affects each of us. surae chinn wanted to know if you knew what the consequences are if no deal is reached. >> i know what they tell us. i don't know that i completely believe them. >> reporter: do you know the con.sequences if the government hits the debt ceiling? >> no, i don't, ma'am.
i know we're in deep trouble. >> reporter: deep trouble for americans at the united states defaults on its loans and can't borrow any money. >> do you know the consequences if we reach the debt ceiling? >> i don't think anybody does really. but they can't be good. i've heard dire predictions. >> folks we talked with say they don't necessarily think they'll feel the immediate effects but they know reaching the debt ceiling is not a good thing. leaders, both here and abroad say that this could put us in a downward spiral and force us into a second recession. >> oh, yes, we'll all be personally affected. >> reporter: how? >> the lord said it will affect every nation. >> he could be right. think about this. federal employees could get ious instead of paychecks, including the military! >> it won't affect me one way or another, at least not initially. now, being a federal employee, you know -- >> reporter: other consequences, our credit rating could go down to junk status. the stock market could crash.
interest rates could skyrocket which would include mortgages, car rates and credit card rates. >> americans seem to see right through the political rhetoric. >> i think it is ridiculous. these guys are nothing but a bunch of crooks and they don't realize what they're doing to the economy. it is a political game that's going on. >> reporter: in northwest washington, surae chinn, 9news now. the president is giving congressional leaders ten days to come up with a deal to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. the unrest in libya is another big issue facing president obama. protestors were in front of the white house over the weekend. they wanted the united states to nato to stop the bombing in libya. the united nations authorized nato to launch air strikes in march. the mission was to protect the libyan people from the country's military. >> there's money for war but there's not money for jobs. there's not money for education.
>> what we want -- they would be killing libyan people. >> a counterprotest featured people waving libyan flags and calling on nato to help the rebels fight against moammar gadhafi's government. the protestors say that the nato bombing is effective in stopping gadhafi's military from attacking its own people. a memorial will be held in california tomorrow for former first lady, betty ford. she will then be brurd on thursday in michigan next to her husband, former president, gerald ford, at the gerald ford museum. mrs. ford died on friday. she may be best known for the rehabilitation center which bears her name. mrs. ford talked openly about her addiction to painkillers. the betty ford center has treated more than 90,000 people. prince george's county police say they have made an
arrest in a case on april 8th, firefighters were called to a bladensburg store that was on fire. they found the body of the owner, richard nam, inside. police believe that nam was murdered and then the fire was set in order to cover it up. investigators have charged 23- year-old ashley owens of chilham, maryland. according to documents, owens confessed to stabbing nam with a box cutter and beating him with a chain. a 16-year-old was being called a hero for saving his neighbors from a fire that occurred in alexandria. the fire started at the mary gate village apartments around 3:00 a.m. yesterday morning. but despite the early hour, when fairfax county firefighters arrived on the scene, well, they didn't have to worry about rescuing any of the residents because brandon presley got home from the movies, saw that there was smoke coming out of the building and started alerting
residents. >> i went in the building. i pulled the fire alarm. i started banging on everybody's doors saying wake up, wake up, wake up. >> brandon woke up residents from the smoking building and then he started alerting neighbors in the buildings next door. and told them go across the street to the playground. right now, the displaced families are staying at a local hotel. an electrical malfunction has been determined as the cause. still to come when 9news now continues, crews are in a race against time to find nearly 100 people missing from a sinking ship in russia. >> a phone hacking scandal is growing. the new allegations involve victims of september 11th. i'm tina kraus in london. i'll have the story coming up.
the united nations is calling for more support for ethiopia. many malnourished residents have arrived in the region after fleeing from neighboring some.alia. -- some.alia to avoid the conflict occurring there. temporary help stations are distributing food and medical supplies. east africa is experiencing its
worst drought in over half a century and it is affecting more than 10 million people. at least 35 people have died when an express train derailed in the northern part of india. more than 150 people were injured. 16 cars jumped the tracks. local residents say they had to help the victims because police and government agencies took too long to get to the scene. more than 120 people are feared dead after a russian cruise ship capsized. time is running out for finding survivors. in what is now the country's worst river disaster in more than 30 years. relatives of passengers missing in this boating accident gathered along the shoreline. dozens are still waiting to find word about their loved ones. the cruise ship sank about two miles from shore.
the ship was only registered, however to carry 120 people. officials say there were more than 200 on board. french investigators have taken a statement from a french writer who contends that former international monetary fund chief dominique strauss-kahn, tried to rape her. a judicial official says that tristan bannen spoke to police today. she claims that strauss-kahn attacked her during an interview in 2003. the 62-year-old billionaire left the imf after he was arrested in may over allegations that he assaulted a hotel maid in new york city. he denies wrongdoing. he was released without bail after prosecutors said that the maid has a history of lying. day five for the running of the bulls in pamplona, spain.
one person suffered a broken leg. two others were hospitalized. last week, an australian man was gored in the leg. after losing his balance. he was the most seriously injured runner so far. coming up next, anny has the hot forecast! >> j.c., yes. not a day you want to be outside. hot and humid. you can feel it out here! i'll let you know how long this heat wave lasts but first, here is your allergy report where the grass pollens are medium and mold also in the moderate range.
there is new fallout from britain's phone scandal that is threatening rupert murdoch's media empire. murdock is in london trying to do some damage control. >> reporter: media mogul rupert murdoch faced a mob of reporters easy met with his embattled ceo, rebecca brooks, in london. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that happened on her watch. cameras caught murdock reading sunday's final edition of the news of the world. the paper ended a 168-year run after news broke that journalists were hacking the phones of murder and terrorism victims for stories.
>> there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: london's "daily mirror" tabloid is hitting murdock with more claims of corruption involving 9-11 victims. the paper quotes an ex-new york city cop saying news of the world reporters offered to pay him for phone records of the dead. the phone hacking scandal boiled over last week with a case of milly dowler, a british team murdered in 2002. her parents met with britain's deputy prime minister monday. police say journalists from "news of the world" hacked the victim's voice mail and deleted some messages, giving her parents false hope she was alive. authorities have arrested at least eight people so far, almost all journalists. some believe the scandal could soon hit america. >> the news of the world has lots and lots of reporters at any given time on the ground in the u.s. >> reporter: for now, murdock
is trying to keep the scandal from derailing his $19 billion bid to buy a lucrative british satellite company. tina kraus, cbs news, london. investigators are looking into allegations that police may have been paid for information, including details of senior members of britain's royal family. all right, anny is here. you need air conditioning or a fan, a lot of water today because boy -- and you think it is hot today. wait until you hear anny's forecast for tomorrow. >> we've got a little mini heat wave. the good news, j.c. is it is mini. not like a long lasting heat wave. we get days like this. it is typical in that sense. you can feel the heavy heat outside. not a day to be outside. that's for sure. hopefully you have access to a pool or go to the mall, watch a movie. yes, it is a hot one out there. by 3:00, it will be 94 degrees.
lots of sun. 6:00, 93. by 9:00, we do have clouds moving in. they could bring some showers, maybe even a thunderstorm. we'll talk about that in just a moment. here's a look at live doppler 9000 hd. it is quiet. we have lots of sun out there. no precipitation right now. currently, it is 90 degrees in downtown. 88 in annapolis. 91 in culpepper. 90 in winchester and cumberland already in the upper 80s at this hour. the dew points, this is why it doesn't feel good outside. in manassas around 72, culpepper, mid-70s. fredericksburg, 77. these are the areas where it is worse. downtown, the lower 70s. definitely, it does not feel that great outside. now, you want your sunglasses and sunscreen today and tomorrow. it is because it will be hot and humid. now, the air quality is code orange which is unhealthy for sensitive groups that includes the elderly, children and also people with respiratory illnesses. get ready for even worse heat
tomorrow. it is even hotter on tuesday. now, right now, at the airport, it is 90 degrees at reagan national. it feels like 96 because the dew point being in the lower 70s. winds are out of the south- southwest at 13 miles per hour. that's not helping the dew point. it is making it worse. bringing in that moist and juicy air. here's how your future cast is playing out. for most of today, it will be dry. maybe a few clouds moving in. now, tonight, may see some showers. a few showers and a couple isolated thunderstorms are possible. it will not be widespread. you kind of see it comes though from the northwest. and then it could be taking place late tonight, maybe a little bit overnight as well. some clouds move in tomorrow morning, we can see some showers and storms out toward the mountains and the petersburg area. around d.c., i think we'll see mostly cloudy conditions and a slight chance in the morning. we could have a little shower or thunderstorm as well. highs today around mid-90s in downtown. 96 in manassas. 95 in martinsburg.
very, very hot today. 77 are the lows tonight. we're not going to cool down that much. mid-70s in manassas. a couple of things to keep in mind as you try to beat the heat. stay hydrated. light meals. don't be out in the sun if you don't have to and don't forget your pets. my dog doesn't like it. here's your forecast. 100 tomorrow. triple digits. factor in the humidity. it will feel like 105. not be surprised if they issue a heat advisory. wednesday, it won't be as humid. the cold front comes through. temperatures in the lower 90s. the weekend looking really good as well. we'll be right back. i'm peggy fox with momslikeme.com. do fad diets work? we've got marlo, a nutritionist with us to tell us about the latest fad diets starting with bananas. >> banana diet is popular in japan. premises one to four bananas in
the morning. nothing after 8:00, no dairy, no dessert foods. >> hope you like bananas. >> what are these? ice cubes? >> it is ice cubes made of a plant that has the elements to send a signal to your brain telling you you've already eaten even though you haven't. it allows you to eat less and focus on the foods. they come with a booklet that teaches you about eating healthy. >> sounds like you like that one. >> it is pretty good. >> the meat and the yogurt? >> this is a popular diet in england. kate supposedly used it to cut down her weight for the wedding. the premise is lots of protein. you alternate with vegetables and then you learn to stabilize with a lot of pressure on protein. >> a lot of rules. careful of the protein on your kidneys. >> the latin diet looks yummy. >> it is very colorful, very nice. requires a little bit of gourmet cooking but basically, seven to nine superfoods,
cinnamon, cilantro, av cad develop the concept is these nutrients will allow you to stimulate your metabolism, flush out toxins and you're satisfied and enjoying your smaller portions of tastier food. >> it works but it takes a long time to prepare. >> yes. >> we'll have more information on these fad diets on momslikeme.com.
family tested recipes from around the world and around your block. guess what, it is put together by the benard elementary school community and i have two of their students. i would like you to meet mauricio. he is 10-year-old. he's in the fifth grade. also, caroline, she's also 10 years old. she's in the fifth grade. you start with the salad dressing. and these recipes in this book were handed down from families and grandmothers and it is a great book with some easy, easy recipes and it is very healthy. and the kids can make it themselves. guess what we're making today. zucchini ribbon salad. mmm. healthy, isn't it? >> yep. >> so, tell me, it took a year to put the book together? >> it took an entire year. a few parents got together and they decided to make a cookbook to showcase how culturally
divorce and to give parents new recipe ideas. >> that's wonderful. so, do you cook at home? >> mauricio? >> i help my mom and dad. but i really like cooking. >> you do? >> yeah. >> wonderful! this is an easy recipe. zucchini ribbon salad. you take four, five small zucchini, one onion, one third cup of olive oil. two tablespoons of lemon juice. one teaspoon of coarse sea salt, one teaspoon of black pepper and one tablespoon of dried basil. it is on our web site at wusa9.com. so you can get this recipe also information about how you can get the book. ok, so let's mix it together. the proceeds from the book go to the pta. so, it helps the youngsters. now what do we do? we've got some here. you just pour this dressing on top? >> pour your dressing all over. >> we'll add the onions. >> oh, nice. >> ok. >> good. >> then mix it? >> you mix it.
>> toss the salad to get it all over the place. >> ok. you can do this yourself. it is very easy. you also brought some ice cream that was already made. but these are fabulous, fabulous recipes! ok. let's eat in, family tested recipes from families that go to the bernard t.j. elementary school. thanks for being here with me. come back and visit us at 5:00. thank you.