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fed to raise interest rates. doing so in this volatile time could make global markets very nervous. >> reporter: it was a bullish day for the pizza delivery industry while the bears dominated on wall street. >> days like today you get in early and stay late. >> reporter: financial advisors stayed close to their phones, calming clients' nerves. >> you're in there for a reason. and unless something changed fundamentally in the company, you should hold on because the odds are you're going to be much better later on. >> reporter: many viewed the day's volatility as an opportunity to buy low. >> we needed to have a correction. perhaps they were sitting on cash on the sidelines. a lot of my clients are looking at is this an opportunity to deploy it. >> it goes up and down. luckily i already bought my house when it crashed last time.
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if it crashes again, take advantage of it again. >> reporter: across from the fed we found patient investors. >> i stay the course. you just have to stay the course. it will weather itself out. >> it only hurts us if we sell when it's down so we're just hanging in there. i believe in america so there you go. >> perhaps the most famous quote is buy when there's blood in the streets. we asked the experts if there's blood now. they replied, just a bit. should be an interesting few weeks ahead. andrea mccarren, wusa 9. >> keep in mind, this was nothing like october 19th, 1987 when the dow fell 508 points, a 22% drop. it appears cooler heads
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prevailed between north and south korea. the north expressed regrets over a recent land mine blast that injured two south korean soldiers. they agreed to resume reuniting families that had been separated by the war. britain's embassy in iran reopened today. britain's foreign secretary flew to to tehran. the uk hasn't had a diplomatic presence in tehran since protesters stormed the embassy in 2011. but the election of iran's new president has brought about a significant improvement in those relations. a rockville mother facing child abuse charges in the death of her 10-week-old baby daughter is getting a chance to make bond today, but the father who faces second degree murder and child sex abuse charges is not going anywhere. his bond is set at $5
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million and we learned more disturbing information about him in court. >> i'm stephanie ramirez outside of the montgomery county district courthouse. when you look in to the couple's court history, you don't see any priors. we learned in court today during the bond hearing that 24-year-old robert davidson was charged as a juvenile with third degree sex assault of another juvenile. we also learned in court documents that the questioning and death of his 10-week-old daughter, davidson admitted to dropping the child multiple times and sexually assaulting her. neighbors i talk to are horrified. many even say they feel guilty. >> how can something like that go on? >> heard the baby crying, like screaming to the top of her lung. >> this neighbor told me she hurt screaming before outside but she didn't know where it was coming from. >> to hurt a baby that's 10 weeks old that can't do anything for herself, i think they should be dead.
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>> reporter: lorena thompson is facing charges in neglect of her daughter. she's ordered to have no contact with any children, that includes a 5-year-old son that investigators tell us she also has. stephanie ramirez, wusa 9 news. >> both parents are due back in court for preliminary hearings next month. drier air comes back to our town tonight. howard bernstein is here now with your first alert forecast. >> first alert doppler picking up this activity generally west and north of us right now. some of this is on the heavy downpour side with a little bit of lightning. east of warrenton. montgomery county had heavier showers earlier. heaviest one looks over the reservoir moving in toward howard county. then we go back in tourd louden and northern and western fairfax where we've got heavier downpours. there's oak tree
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lane, some rain but the heaviest is to your north. this is all moving east. i expect it over tyson's corner. silver springs, 6:54. farther off to the west. this goes down south. coming out of the warrenton areas with a little bit of lightning there. behind this, drier air is returning. more on some nice weather for the remainder of the week in a few minutes. another sex assault in an arlington county park and that makes six of them in just the past month. >> as peggy fox tells us, this is the most brazen. peggy joins us live off george mason drive where this latest attack went down. >> police have not connected all these attacks but they also say it could be the same guy who's been going out and grabbing women, trying to rip off their clothes. in all of the other attacks the women have been alone but friday night a 27-year-old mother was with her little girl. she was walking on
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that path when a man came up from behind, grabbed her buttocks and reached under and grabbed her private area all while she was holding her 3-year-old daughter. >> if this is the same subject that's responsible for the previous attack, they're taking it a step further. >> reporter: this time the attacker went after a mom who was with her 3-year-old daughter. it's a scenario that sends chills through this throng of babysitters. >> as she's getting closer she goes to shield and protect her 3-year-old daughter at which point our subject grabs her inappropriately. she's able to scream for help, scaring off the subject who flees southbound in to the park. >> reporter: it's the sixth similar attack on women in arlington county over the past month. others have happened along other parks, highland street in north arlington and 15th street near the courthouse. >> our suspects are using the cover of night to conceal themselves or hide until they see the opportunity to attack a
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female victim from behind. >> reporter: in each of the cases the victims have screamed and scared off the attacker. >> i'm afraid. go with somebody else or be careful. >> reporter: all of the six victims have described their attacker as a hispanic male in his 20s who's about 5'7". these two sketches came from descriptions in previous attacks earlier this month. >> police advise women not to run or walk alone at night, be aware of your surroundings and have your cell phone with you. peggy fox, wusa 9. >> the latest victim told the cops the attacker appeared intoxicated. since all of those attacks happened in the nighttime hours, police say it's been difficult for the victims to get a clear view of their attackers. the humane society of washington county is investigating two cases of neglect at an equine sanctuary. authorities say the two horses
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were found at the days end farmhouse rescue. they were in just deplorable conditions on friday. both had curled hooves more than three feet long which made it impossible for them to move. they're at a humane society where vets are trying to nurse them back to health. america's love affair with our giant pandas continues as people from all over the country come to check out the brand new twin cubs. >> zoo workers are giving mom alone time with each cub to allow for bonding and proper feeding. the vets say last night was a bit of a challenge the vets took care of the smaller cub and fed it formula through a feeding tube. animal fans say they have been following the pandas' development very closely. >> i think they're alternating the babies so it's hardworking for a panda to be a mom.
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it's hard to give your attention to everyone. >> twins are tough on everybody. she's one of three pandas in this country to have twins. vets say this is a high risk period for the young cubs. they're going to be watching them very closely for the next week or so. coming up, new rules are in place following a horrible air show crash that killed at least 11 people. >> in paris three americans are receiving the highest honor. how their brave actuals may
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the migrant crisis causing several problems in european countries. >> macedonian police struggled with migrants. a pregnant woman from syria was slightly injured in the scuffles. she was taken by paramedics to a nearby hospital. britain's aviation regulator has issued immediate restrictions on vintage aircraft following a weekend air show crash that killed at least 11 people. a vintage jet fighter slammed on to a highway saturday after it failed to pull out of a loop maneuver during the air show in southeastern england. >> you're too low. you're too low. pull up. and he flew straight in to the ground. >> the plane plowed through cars on the road and exploded in to a huge fireball. the pilot survived but suffered critical
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injuries. at least 11 people on the ground were killed. coming up, the americans who thwarted a terrorist attack are given france's highest honor. >> also ahead, sloshed in space. why someone sent booze
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three americans who stopped a potential terror attack on a train headed for paris were awarded france's biggest honor. >> reporter: france's biggest heroes bestowed the biggest honors. specialist alek skarlato, airman first class spencer stone, u.s. air force, and their childhood friend, anthony sadler. three ordinary guys who did an extraordinary thing. spencer stone described for the first time the moments he and his friends faced a heavily armed gunman head on. >> looked to be an ak-47. alek grabbed the gun out of his hand while i put him in a choke-hold. seemed like he kept pulling more weapons left and right. took out a box cutter.
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started jabbing at me with that. >> reporter: jabbing that cut spencer's left thumb clean to the bone and yet so badly injured, he then helped the life of another passenger. the suspect, el-khazzani denied a terror attack, saying he just wanted to rob passengers. >> it doesn't take eight magazines to rob a train. >> he summed it up best when he said hiding or sitting back is not going to accomplish anything. in times of terror, don't just sit by and watch. >> if you see something, do something. anti-terror investigators in france still questioning that gunman. the french president said the whole world admires the men for their, quote, courage and cool composure. a cargo ship hauling food and booze and a telescope docked to the international space
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station. astronauts used a robotic arm to catch the vehicle and guide it to the space station's dock. nasa says the small quantities of whiskey, tequila and midurey are for experimental use only. literally and figuratively. >> we don't know what the stuff will do. [ laughter ] >> exactly. you don't know what it will do in space. this is what hurricane danny looked like at full strength from the international space station. nasa said the storm was moving west at 9 miles per hour when these pictures were taken. danny's remnants could bring much needed heavy rain. danny didn't do much. he started way, way out there. >> these cape verde storms, when they go west they can run in to dry air, wind sheer. that's exactly what happened to danny. the tropical wave now
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not even a concern but there's another system behind it which could turn in to something more. let's show you what's happening on first alert doppler. showers and a little bit of thunderstorm activity from warrenton to east of culpeper. this stuff has been marching slowly east, only about 20 miles per hour. so the main concern would be the heavy downpours they're producing like this one in howard county which is coming out of the area approaching columbia. it's going to start to pour. these are a couple new showers to the north. this big cluster of heavier downpours across the river coming out of louden and fairfax. this one is moving a little bit more toward the east northeast. northern areas of fairfax county. over here is potomac, approaching rockville. everything moving to the east and southeast. that's going to slow down some of the commute on 270. gaithersburg, 6:36. laurel, 7:04.
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rockville at 6:21. off to the west, showers off sterling and chantilly. this stuff is trying to march toward manassas. there's lightning showing up and this is really fired up. i'm noticing this now in the last few minutes, west and southwest of midland. manassas, i think this will start to get you around 6:30 too. clifton, 6:36. that's the strong est thing that i'm looking at on doppler right now. 92 in fredericksburg. that's our hot spot but look at these rain cooled 70s off to the west, low 80s. mid 80s across the bay in east. not a bad day. 91 degrees. i'll tell you how we did on our 3-degree guarantee tonight at 11:00. 87 right now. feeling like 9 1 and watch that dew point. going to drop a lot as drier air is moving in later tonight. could still see a shower or storm for a few more hours this evening. 70 downtown
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by morning but by morning much less humid. going to feel a lot better tomorrow kind of like it did over the weekend. 60s and 70s with sunny skies and looks like a great afternoon. low to mid 80s out there. warm, dry, west northwest winds gusting to 15 or so. wednesday and thursday look great. lows in the 50s and 60s. highs generally low to mid 80s. we'll stay comfortable through friday. over the weekend a little hotter. preseason football game, i think will be okay for that. by sunday we'll be back to the 90-degree mark. nats home most of the week so looking pretty good for them. what do you do when the bench warmers are outplaying the first three guys? >> starters supposed to play a little bit more on saturday. but most successful football teams have depth on their roster. injuries of course are part of the game. the backups have
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the washington redskins had the day off today before hunkering down in preparation for the third preseason game in baltimore. all eyes will be on robert griffin iii. once again he has a lot to prove. while all the talk has been about griffin and the struggles of the first team offense, it's the second and third stringers that have been impressive. kirk cousins and mccoy have led their offenses to success. the twos and threes are out shining the ones. coach gruden sees that as
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a positive. >> i'm glad we're having some success somewhere. with our one group we haven't been able to muster a drive. when kirk and colt are in there, we get in the rhythm of play callers. >> the redskins' next opponent the ravens were back on the practice field today but in limited numbers. coach harbaugh gave the veterans and starers the -- starters the day off with the focus being the young guys. he also shared some bad news on the injury front. taliafaro is out for several weeks. it happened when he and tackle james hearst collided after joe flacco threw his second interception. he was battling to be the backup to justin forsett. >> two maryland football players have been rewarded for their stellar play. kick
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returner will be named to espn's all big 10 preseason game. kraddick won the award for the best kicker in the nation and likely had the fourth best return average with 31 yards per return. we're getting closer to football. as we get closer to the start of the regular season, nfl fantasy football is inull swing. most people wait until at least the first two games are played, some until the first round of cuts which is next tuesday, september 1st. some of the nationals players are even getting in on some of the action. >> jordy nelson. >> that right there is why you wait to draft until as late as you can. bryce harper chose packers receiver jordy nelson, a very good pick until last night. nelson went down with a knee injury and is out for the season. he and aaron rogers have the third most touchdowns
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between a receiver and quarterback combo. >> he went off on how much of a waste of time preseason teams are. >> that was a noncontact play too. >> we'll see what happens. that's it for us at 6:00. the cbs evening news is next. >> we'll be back in 30 for your only local news at 7:00. hey terry stop! they have a special!
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>> o'donnell: a 401-krazy day on wall street. retirement nest eggs take another huge hit as stock prices plunge again. also tonight's highest french hon thunderstorm for three american heroes who prevented what might have been a bloodbath. the children of katrina ten years later. >> that was my first time dealing with somebody close dying in front of me. >> o'donnell: and two little reasons for a big celebration in washington. >> i was so excited to see the little babies and a panda because i've never seen a panda. >> this is captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> o'donnell: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm norah o'donnell. the sound of the opening bell on wall street set off a race for the exits

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