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year-old catherine hoggle and her two young children, 2-year- old jacob and 3-year-old sarah, all three were reported missing late monday. nikki burdine joins us live from montgomery county police headquarters in gaithersburg with the surprising developments that happened in just the last hour. >> reporter: just within the last hour, police wrapped up its press conference and left to immediately go file charges against the missing children's mother, catherine. what those charges are, however, it's not yet clear. police said they will release those this afternoon. in the meantime their main focus is to find these missing children and their mother. so let's get right to the picture of those kids and their mother. we have 2-year-old jacob. he is missing as well as 3-year- old sarah. jacob is described as biracial. he's 3 feet tall, 25 pounds with brown eyes and curly blond hair. sarah is 3 feet 6 inches tall with brown hair, brown eyes. their mother catherine is 5'6", 160 pounds with long, black hair. katherine gave conflicting
reports to her husband and to her family about where catherine took these children. her husband was taking catherine to the police station to file a report but before that could happen, catherine disappeared. police say we now know catherine was last seen yesterday. that's tuesday at 4:40 in the morning in the germantown area. they have video showing her in that area just nine hours after she was with her husband at a nearby chik-fil-a. we also know catherine was in the area of the harris teeter on darnestown road on sunday. there have not been any sightings of the children however, plies now ask anyone who may have seen catherine call them no matter how small the tip may seem. they also have a message for catherine. >> catherine may be watching the coverage that you're providing. and our message to her even though we are seeking charges against her is to help her and to help these children, to help do what's right for these children and what's right for this family who obviously
you've already talked to they are devastated by this. >> reporter: at this point police say they are not filing -- they are not treating catherine as a fugitive right now. of course that could change once the charges are filed. we'll bring you those charges as soon as they are released to us from police. in the meantime police ask that you go on to our website wusa9.com. take a look at those pictures of those children. share them. post them on social media and keep your eyes open foand their mother, catherine. i'm nikki burdine. back to you. >> thank you, nikki. now to another developing story also within the last hour. prince george's county firefighters are battling an apartment river on riverdale road in riverdale. although you could mostly see just smoke from the outside, fire department tweets indicate there are reports of fire in the walls of the building. we have no reports of any injuries. tonight president obama lays out his strategy to tackle isis militants in iraq and syria to americans. as mark albert reports from
capitol hill, the president believes isis is a high national security priority. >> reporter: in a prime time speech from the white house tonight, president obama will tell the nation his strategy for degrading and ultimately destroying isis. so far the u.s. has carried out more than 150 air strikes against isis targets in iraq. the president may announce that air campaign will now expand into syria. the terror group's stronghold. republican peter king thinks the president needs to have a comprehensive strategy. >> that would involve at the very least all out air attacks against isis in both iraq and syria. >> reporter: on tuesday the president briefed top congressional leaders. democrat nancy pelosi called a meeting a valuable opportunity for consultation. republican house speaker john boehner said he would support the president targeting isis leadership. president obama told the leaders he has the authority to broaden the military campaign against isis without congressional approval.
but some lawmakers here on capitol hill disagree. >> i don't believe that the president has the authority to, quote, go on offense and wage an open ended war on isil without congressional approval. >> it would be to his advantage and all of our advantage for congress to be in effect approving a plan for defeeght isil. >> reporter: secretary of state -- defeating isil. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry is in baghdad to discuss ways the u.s. can increase support to the government's new government in its effort to defeat isis. mark albert, cbs news, washington. >> again, you can watch the president's speech right here on wusa9. coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. our guest today is one of the most respected military leaders of the past two decades. former centom commander general zinni joins us hours before president obama lays out his strategy for defeating isis.
good to have you here with us. the president's overall policy rating according to a post abc news poll is at the lowest ever. some believe the president is too cautious, even in his own party, when it comes to international problems, especially isis. what does he have to say tonight to win over americans and to win you over as far as the plan? >> he has to understand he has three audiences. he has the american people, obviously. he has potential coalition partners, the international community and he has isis, our enemy. i think he has to be clear on what he intends to do. if it's the destruction of isis and going to the gates of hell as the president says, that means we have to take the strikes into syria, no sanctuary. he has to lay out the military objectives a political objectives. he also has to tell us about the partnering, the coalition building, who's with us and have we ÷98÷talked with them, what have she tuned up for. i think he -- they signed up
for i think he has to clear. secretary kerry is in baghdad. he has to be clear that the government is going to change in iraq. and then we've got to deal with the sanctions with syria. how is it going to be done? just air strikes? he's objective first. get to the three audiences. then lay out how this is going to unfold. >> one of the audience is conservative members on the senate side on capitol hill, senators mccain and graham saying we have to degrade and defeat isis which means taking it to syria and maybe boots on the ground. can we do it without boots on the ground? do we have to if we take it to syria where they are going? >> right now it's going to be complicated. if you think about it, the ground forces that we have are the kurdish fighters, the iraqi military, and possibly the moderate opposition in syria. now, that's quite a mixed bag. obviously we provide support,
air support, equipment, all the things necessary. the yes becomes can that ground force do the job. we have to remember that isis has been in iraq now for three months. they own mosul, the second largest city in oil. they should have been pushed out by now. this is helping their serious situation. they're on the gates of baghdad. some bombs in baghdad today. it may take u.s. ground forces to sort of bolster that, at least to get them out of iraq. >> can we do that without getting syria's permission? >> well, if we -- in iraq we don't need syria's permission. i look at -- i would see how we can do it in syria without ground forces initially. but the objective to destroy isis means you should not take any options off the table. >> you say before we commit in your book to military action, past experience have to guide our understanding of the outcome in relation to what we're seeing now. what do you mean? >> what i mean is every time we
blundered into -- like iraq and afghanistan without a strategy, without clear analysis understanding what we're doing, without our president hearing the voices of many different opinions, like previous presidents have done, you know, we end up in a situation where we have now. so this requires thought. there's an immediacy. you always have to shoot the wolf on the sled first before you deal with the ones on the wolf line. we need a clear understanding of what our objectives are, what are strategy is. it's troubling the statement the president made about not having a strategy yet. we haven't heard the strategy. we're soliciting coalition partners. i don't know we've explained to them what the strategy is yet. the big lesson is know what you're doing before you go in. >> general zinni, we have to go. we could have talked for the entire half-hour but thank you for being with us. i know you'll be watching the speech as we are tonight. in the last hour on capitol hill, lawmakers awarded the
congressional gold medal to honor the sacrifice of the nearly 3,000 people who died on september 11. those victims include 184 who died when a plane crashed into the pentagon. the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks is tomorrow. a medal will be sent to each memorial site, the pentagon, new york city and pennsylvania. at least it's not raining howard? >> midday temps in the 70s. 81 luray. upper 70s in cambridge. a very comfortable day. clouds hanging tough east of the blue ridge but when you get on our side of the bay, look, we're stuck in the clouds. you get over toward the bay and eastern shore, reedville, seeing sunshine. dow think the clouds will mix out -- i do think the clouds will mix out. tomorrow will be a problem day. it's going to be hot and humid and potentially a storm in the afternoon. we have a yellow alert up for the afternoon. we'll take you toward 1:00.
still okay but in the afternoon we're going to fire showers and storms and some of these could be strong to even severe. we have the ravens steelers game tomorrow night and the commute home. that's why a yellow alert. full seven-day forecast coming up in a few. >> thanks, howard. the n.f.l. has come under fire for not getting a hold of the complete ray rice tape earlier. coming up lead commissioner -- league commissioner roger goodell answers questions about the response and what the n.f.l. could in fairfax county we had to cut a lot of waste. we consolidated offices. started sharing printers. we can walk a few feet. replaced computers, but kept the monitors. they still work fine. we even discovered that the phone company overcharged us by three million dollars! i approve this message because congress doesn't need another right winger.
thousands of people are fleeing flooded parts of india and pakistan while thousands more await rescue. in some cases military helicopters are flying people to higher ground. more than 400 deaths are blamed on flooding from storms. the judge in the oscar pistorius murder trial is expected to announce her verdict tomorrow in pistorius, -- pitoria, south africa.
pistorius admits to shooting his girlfriend in 2013 but says he mistook her for an intruder. if found guilty, he could spend the rest of his life in prison. we're learning more about the n.f.l. 's response to the ray rice domestic violence case. league commissioner roger goodell sat down with cbs this morning host norah o'donnell and goodell says the n.f.l. asked to see the tape from inside the elevator several times, but was told no by law enforcement. >> did you really need to see a videotape of ray rice punching her in the face to make this decision? >> no. we certainly didn't. you that what we saw in the first videotape was troubling to us in and of itself. and that's why we took the action we took. as i said before, we didn't feel that was sufficient. we didn't get that right. but what we saw yesterday was extremely clear, is extremely graphic and was sickening. >> goodell did not rule out lifting rice's indefinite
suspension sometime in the future. rice is in a pretrial intervention program and could have his felony assault charge dropped if he completes it successfully. if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, help is just a phone call away. you can contact the national domestic violence hotline any time. their number is 1-800-799-safe. your internet may look like it's slower today but it's part of an online protest. that story is coming up. >> and still ahead, we go inside the newly renovated white house visitors center that opens to the public mwlater this week. howard. >> comfortable. starting to see a little more sunshine here in northwest d.c. more this afternoon. maybe you don't want to be outside if you're an allergy sufferer. the allergy index has come in and the mold spores and ragweed, the weed pollen are in the high category. talking about a yellow alert thursday and the weekend coming up in just
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you might think your favorite internet sites are experiencing problems as you attempt to log on throughout the day, but some top spots like netflix are staging a protest. they're calling it internet slowdown day. while your internet isn't really any slower than usual, you'll often see a constant loading symbol. netflix and other companies are protesting an fcc proposal which would allow broadband providers to charge companies like amazon and netflix for prioritized access to consumers. apple as you know has unveiled the new products that are going on sale next friday, september 19. the iphone 6 and iphone 6 plus, thinner and have curved edges and bigger screen. they feature apple's new ios8 software. :le also announced the company's first wearable device.
the apple watch which will be available next year. now verizon is offering a free iphone 6 to customers who turn in their old iphone and sign up for a new two-year contract. >> they get a lot of free press, apple, don't they? >> we already -- never mind. >> i think samsung has been itself innovator driving several things. >> they've pushed apple on to this platform right now. >> competition is good. >> sure. who is competing with you in weather? mother nature? >> she wins. there's no competition. mother nature is in control. clouds are hanging tough but starting to mix out. already they've been seeing the sunshine in areas along the bay and east of the bay. temperatures this afternoon will be nice, into the low 80s. here's a look at your day planner. the clouds are still mostly cloudy, but they're going to go and mix out. partly to mostly sunny. low 80s for highs. that's a pretty good day for early to mid-september. we'll be in the 70s this evening. if you have any plans or you want to have dinner on the back porch or something, hey, i think it's going to be a fine
afternoon, evening for that. right now 76 in washington. we're up to 80 in petersburg. luray 79 with mid-70s in frederick. we've got upper 70s in cambridge. there's more sun here in salisbury at 80 degrees. outside on the michael &son weather camera, mostly cloudy with 76 at lunch time. dew point 63. a touch of humidity is in the air. we're really going to watch this mess coming out from the midwest. there's a front back here. this front's coming tomorrow evening. ahead of it, though, the warm, almost hot air will be here for tomorrow. today with high pressure nearby, that's preventing a lot of mixing in the atmosphere. it's taking a little bit of town for some of the low level moisture, the clouds to sort of thin out. i think they will this afternoon for most of us. partly to mostly sunny. tonight some of the clouds are going to return and then tomorrow we'll be partly sunny ahead of the front. here we are at lunch time on thursday. still okay. i think well into the 80s by then. but look at showers and storms approaching by mid afternoon
from areas out west toward us. they'll get them early of course in the mountains and shenandoah valley. by mid- to late afternoon, we have showers and storms in the shenandoah valley right to i- 95. this is going to abproblem for the commute. going to be a problem up in baltimore where the ravens are hosting the steelers so the tailgaters and potentially the start of the game, depending on the exact timing and where the heaviest storms develop could be impacted but once this pushes through, some cooler, drier air is going to be building in for friday. in fact, speaking of the ravens- steelers game, this is our first thursday night football game broadcast on wusa9. and up in baltimore, forecast could be in the mid-80s with a few storms at 6:00. scattered storms at 8:00 with the front coming through. but by 10:00, winds will have turned northwest, upper 70s. the threat should be over. so the real danger would be lightning and that could actually cause a delay. and hopefully that will pass sooner and it won't be an issue. 83 today. fairly nice. 70 tonight with some 60s north and west. tomorrow hot and humid. i do think we can get to 90. a yellow alert day with the
late storms. friday pleasant, 80. some of you staying in the 70s. on saturday some showers and 75. but if it's a steadier rain, looks like we could be holding in the 60s in spots. but a better day on sunday for the redskins home opener. a life 77. we'll be back in just a moment. you're watching wusa9
this afternoon first lady michele obama will cut the rick bon on the refurbished white house visitors center. the center opens to the public this saturday. cbs correspondent bill plant got a sneak peek. >> this become as substitute for the white house itself. >> reporter: walking through the new visitors center is a little like peeking through the of the nation's most
famous residence. jonathan jarvis is the director of the national park service. >> we needed a place to tell the story of the white house and display specific items that are representative of the white house the -- of the role the white house plays in our country for the president and society in general. >> reporter: the exhibits here show the white house in its many roles. presidential workplace, family home, entertainment venue, and with the help of technology, the actual rooms come alive. >> with this system, we can actually go inside the white house and explore the various components. >> reporter: take us inside. touch screerns offer a 360- degree view of the white house interior. >> you're in the blue room. look at the beautiful carpet and curtains as well. >> most people will never get a chance to see the oval office, even if they get a tour of the public room. >> reporter: that's in the west wing. >> here you have the oval office. and that's the president's desk. >> reporter: there are dozens
of artifacts from history's attic. abe lincoln's ivory handle seal, one of harry truman's bowling balls, an indian club calvin coolidge used for exercise, an early radio. >> this desk was acquired for the usher's office in 1902. >> reporter: bill is the chief white house curator. >> president woodrow wilson signed the declaration of war that started world war i for the united states. on this desk. he signed it on this desk. >> reporter: there's even an exhibit of favorite presidential snacks. pull back the plate of squirrel soup and discover that's what james garfield savored. fried chicken? harry truman. and the jelly beans? ronald reagan. >> that was bill plant reporting. that should be a fun tour for a lot of people, including us who live here. that's it for wusa9 news. we'll be back of course at 5:00. >> you can check the latest weather, traffic any time wusa9.com. have a great day. topper of course will have an update on tomorrow's yellow alert starting at 5:00.
>> nikki: i didn't expect you to be here. >> victor: so, the roses are on the floor because -- why? -- you're upset with me or what? >> nikki: no, that -- that was unintentional. >> victor: you just stumbled into the table? >> nikki: yes, i stumbled into the table. it's no big deal. people stumble every day. don't make a big deal out of it. >> victor: sweetheart, stop the nonsense. i know what's really happening. >> lily: "the newmans refuse to comment on whether they're suing the tabloid for publishing the decades-old journal. however, d.a. christine williams stated she wouldn't rule out criminal charges for whoever leaked the confidential court document." well, i wonder who that is. >> neil: ian ward, that piece of garbage. >> lily: well, that was the the whole front section. you want the sports page read to you? >> neil: forget about that now. i smell coffee. >> hilary: yeah, i'm just refilling your cup.