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good afternoon. and thanks for joining us. i'm andrea roane. >> at this hour, crews are repairing a four-inch pipe that burst at howard university hospital, it happened at 3:30 this morning, flooding down the op
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down surgeries. delia goncalves has an update live from the hospital. >> reporter: andrea, i can tell that you this problem affects the main hospital only, and i can assure everyone out there, the patients in the main hospital, being taken care of, despite this issue. i'm told there is plenty of safe drinking water. and plenty of food to go around. as far as not drinking water, they may need to use the facilities, and i am told the hospital is tapping into the water supply of the buildings that are not affected, the cancer center and the towers. >> all surgeries canceled at howard university hospital, and the emergency room closed. after an early morning water main break in the basement operating room area. dr. robert wilson is an orthopedic surgeon. >> over 20 years and never seen anything like this. but i mean i'm sure it can happen and i'm sure there will be an explanation of what haed
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>> somebody sent a message to my phone. >> eight patients in the surgical icu moved to an upper level, they are safe. but all routine appointments rescheduled, emergency surgeries moved. and now staffers are wondering what is next. >> i would think that there would be some type of backup system. but i guess not. >> i think all of us who work in the hospital, we should be understanding that these types of events do occur, and we have to learn how to adjust. , now, there is no time line on repairs, i'm told though crews are working as fast as they can, to get the situation under control. and the water flowing again, for the main hospital. i am told that if you have an appointment, a regularly scheduled routine appointment here at the hospital, you should probably call your doctor, before coming down. we're live outside howard university hospital, delia goncalves, wusa 9. it is the most powerful pro- israel lobby in the
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states. and today, the apac delegates will be courted by those bidding to be this country's next president including front- runners hillary clinton and donald trump. as craig boswell report, only one of the presidential hopefuls will be a no shoe. >> hillary clinton took the stage to loud applause from the audience at the american israeli american affairs conference, better none as apac. >> one of the first things i will do in office is invite the israeli prime minister to visit the white house. >> already looking ahead to november's general election. laid out the case that the next president needs to be able to lead the world from day one. >> we need steady hands. not a president who says he is neutral on monday, pro-israel on tuesday, and who knows what on wednesday, because everything is negotiable. >> donald trump is expected to be more substantive and focused on his foreign policy plan, a stark contra
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on the campaign trail. >> a group of rabbis are planning to boycott trump's speech with a planned walkout but the protests are not expected to turn violent like this incident at a trump rally this past weekend. >> violence bee gets violence and i think it always takes two to tango, but obviously, it needs to be denounced from all sides. >> ted cruz and john kasich will also address the conference. but bernie sand ever, the only jewish -- sander, the only jewish candidate, to run for the office, is skipping the campaign to campaign out west. craig b ox swell, cbs news, washington. >> to stay on top of the latest polls and sound bites from the candidates, download to the mobile app and bern ji sanders said he would make a video presentation but apac refused that. and president obama and cuban president raul castro will hold their first summit meeting on cuban soil. the two men will also appear together at a state dinner later tonight. the first family landed in havana sunday, to a
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welcome. and president obama is the first sitting u.s. president to visit cuba in 88 years. two women are recovering from nonlife-threatening injuries after being stabbed at a nightclub in northwest this morning. dc police say the double stabbing happened around 2:00 a.m. at the bravo nightclub, located in the 1,000 block of connecticut avenue. police say they believe a plan who got away stabbed -- a plan who got away stabbed both women after an altercation. the incident is under investigation. police are looking for a suspect. anyone with information should contact dc police. the first of two viewings will be held this thursday for fallen prince george's county police officer dakai coalson. family, friends and community members gathered last night, tore for a candlelight vigil at the district three police station. >> he was the kind of officer, when that happen, he goes toward the danger, and so we, our hearts are breaking right now. we are a family and we take care of our officers and they take
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>> officer colleton was shot dead by another officer as he was mistaken as a suspect. the funeral will be held one week from today. authorities say the only surviving suspect in the november attacks on paris may have been plotting more terror attacks. police captured salam in prus sells saturday. charlie d'agata has more from the belgium prison where the 26- year-old is being held. >> reporter: the international man hunt for abu salam ended five blocks from a house he grew up, this is thought to be him shot in the leg dragged in a police car. and salam may have been planning further attacks. >> we have a follow-up of weapons, heavy weapons. >> reporter: and his fingerprints. french prosecutors accused him of being a key operative in the isis-directed terrorist attack that occurred in november and he admitted he was
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blow himself out in france, but backed out. that triggered a complaint from fren marnier, the lawyer who says it is a breach of his client's confidential nality, it could stop him from speaking in the future. >> it is important, because he has a lot of information, a lot of information that interests the judge and the police officers. >> reporter: like who helped him slip away from paris, and find his way back to his old neighborhood of mowambek, right under the noses of belgian's finest. >> he is being held in a special section for high profile prisoners. he is next due to appear before a judge on wednesday. and there is currently a man hunt under way for at least two accomplices. charlie d'agata, cbs news, belgium. adding it all up, last wednesday's day long shutdown of the metro rail system for safety inspections is causing some local transit agencies issues. the fairfax connector spent an additional $10,000 to run emergeshncy e uttlesrout, it is run by the fairfax ty
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says it will cover the cost. the dc department of transportation says it will pay for the cost of free dc circulator rides provided that day. metro's gm says the shutdown resulted in badly damaged power cables and they were the same ones responsible for the station problem. and money goes berserk. a man was held down dressed as the easter bunny at a mall over the weekend. >> danger down under. what happened to the survivor of this crash, after he crashed going more than 100 miles an hour, during
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she'll be our voice. tightening regulations on the big banks and fighting to keep dark money out of politics. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator. welcome back to 9 news. north korea fired missiles in what are some are considering a rebuke of joint military exercises between the u.s. and south korea. kim jung un has televised watching tau
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the most heavily sanctioned nations in the world, the united nations is looking at more sanctions against the north. it is enough plutonium to make dozens of atomic bombs, and it is coming to america. a british ship will haul several hundred pounds of plutonium from japan to a storage facility in south korea. japan's ambitions to use the stockpile as fuel for power generation have caused international security concerns. perhaps the only thing more miraculous than this terrible crash is that the driver walked away. it happened sunday at the australian grand prix. the formula one driver fernando alonzo came in contact with another car and slammed into a concrete barrier before flipping twice. officials stopped the race for about 20 minutes, so they could clean up debris from the crash. warmer weather is on the way, allison is up next with the forecast. >> it is going to get better and better. you know what? today is not so bad, either. lots of sunshine. we are into the mid-40s. and we will talk about how warm it is going
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researchers finds antibiotics can reduce the number of appendectomies. their study shows antibiotics from mild appendicitis, cut surgeries by 92%. but that also resulted in a higher rate of recurrences. also, today, we are getting information about a new treatment for stroke victims. researchers in new england say a drug may help prevent swelling of the brain and death. the researchers found patients 70 years and younger who took the drug are 10 times less likely to die of brain swelling. a retired state trooper shot and killed two people during an attempted robbery yesterday morning at a toll plaza in fultton county. state police say briggs shot and killed both men when an armored truck arrived and he was moving money to his car when he was killed by
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>> we have lost one member of our turnpike family, and one member of our extended turnpike family. >> briggs was a 26-year veteran of the pennsylvania state police. when he retired in 2012, honorably. hikes was a former york city police officer. the driver of the truck escaped unharmed. two 11-year-old maryland boys are recovering after falling 30 feet into a hole. it happened sunday in a mcdonald's parking lot in the roseville section of baltimore. the boys were jumping on a pile of mulch when the ground gave in. one of the boys was able to climb out. the other had to be rescued. >> there was a disaster waiting to happen, if you ask me. >> putting mulch over a hole is not covering the hole. my broth clear have died. you know, you -- my brother could have died. due understand. key have lost his life. >> the hole is covered with a steel plate and marked off with
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stay away. an investigation is under way to figure out why the hole was covered with dirt and mullsh in the first place. a bartender got a big payday thanks to a celebrity. nikki burdine has that and more in today's trending stories. >> reporter: drinking on the job. a heart warming proposal and an easter bunny brawl. stories you don't want to miss. easter festivities at a mall in jersey city got off to a rough start. a fistfight got off between the easter bunny and a customer and caught on camera. you can see the bunny here exchanging punches with customers waiting to have their pictures taken. it is not clear what started the fight. a mississippi woman who lost her hearing after she was involved in an accident, she can now hear again, thanks to a cochlear implant. the first word she heard from her boyfriend, who asked for her hand in marriage. >> yes, i love you so much. are you my best friend, baby. >> i would like to ask you to marry me. >> yes! >> and how is your boss feeling about drinking on the jo
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idea. unless you're in chicago. some companies there are bringing beer into the office, during office hours, the ceo of one company says booze stimulates creative thinking. and one bartend ner new york had a really lucky night thanks to amy schumer. tara larson served about are drinks at the hamilton show on broadway and left $1,000 on a $77 bill. >> there was a credit card slip saying amy, we would like you to make sure that you get this tip and i looked down, and it is $1,000. and my heart dropped. and i was so speechless. >> after all, she was a bartender herself, before hitting it big. she later tweeted, lots of love to my fellow bartenders and artists. i am grateful to them and the casting true for a great night. >> happy birthday to twitter, celebrating 10 years today. that is trending. i'm nikki burdine, now back to you. >> these stories and more are on our wusa 9 mobile app. right now. weba
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just for pandas. on the first day of spring. we got our second eaglet. let's look at the treetop nest at the national arboretum, this is live, where there are two fuzzy babies. the first was born friday, and you saw that on air and the second yesterday morning joining its sibling. the parents, mr. president and first lady are spotted feeding them bits of fish. >> i am in the u.s. air force. it symbolizes freedom. and one of the most magnificent creatures there ever was. >> and the eaglets will spend about three months growing bigger and getting brown feathers before they take their first flight. this is the first time bald eagles have hatched at this site. since 1947. and there will be an upcoming contest to name the eaglets. and take a look at this colorful scene of smiling faces in japan. girls in kimonas cruise down
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canal in the area to pray for children's health. the event is the annual doll festival. about 220 people and 11 boats sailed along the waterway. they included men and women in doll costumes and girls with ornaments in their hair. spring has arrived and so has the national cherry blossom festival. despite the cool air today, the blossoms are expected to reach their peak bloom, wednesday, through the 24th. and some of the flowers are already beginning to peek out of some buds near the tidal basin. >> i love the transitions of the dc area, whatever it might be. and i'm a gardener and i appreciate the beauty of these trees. >> pretty. >> how pretty are they? >> really pretty. >> and there are a lit of things to do during the festival. not just enjoying the beautiful blossoms. and you can find that full list of events on the wusa 9 mobile app and at wusatv9.com. allison is here. still a little chilly outside. but as you e
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a transition day, looking to a warmer wednesday. >> it is very warm, perfect timing for the cherry blossoms. and wednesday and thursday, their peak bloom, is going to be our warmest days of the week. not too bad today. >> sunshine. >> i thought it was going to feel a little cooler than it did but with the sun out, it feels pretty good out there. we get away with another nice day. feeling more like spring. at least looking a lot more like spring than the weekend. and we just kind of got all of the winter weather out of the way. and now the sun is back. and now, it is cool, we are into the 40s right now, and a northwesterly wind that is quite gusty from time to time. and it is going to keep us on the cool side. temperatures in the upper 40s, and lower 50s. and usually this time of the year, we are in the upper 50s, so we are below average. but hey, sunshine, and it is a lot better than what we had over the weekend. 46 degrees, but notice the feels like temperature, because of the winds, they are gusting up near 30 miles an hour. and this is really just going to be a day thing.  and once the sun starts to set, those winds are going
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it only feels about 38 degrees. but those northwesterly winds, bringing in some very dry air. so that is going to stay with us for the next two days until we can get the southwesterly winds kicking in a little bit more moisture. temperatures pretty even across the area. 43 for hagerstown. 54 for frederick. and 45 for gaithersburg. so the temperatures right now, are only a few dries warmer than we -- degrees warmer than we were at this time yesterday. however, with the sunshine out, it is a whole different game here. and 51 by this afternoon. and we will top out in the low 50s, upper 40s, and 48 degrees by 6:00. and notice the winds, they are howling out of the west/north west. and once the sunsets, we will see the temperatures drop and the winds start to subside. so that is going to allow the temperatures to return to the 30s. so first thing tomorrow morning, you are probably going to need that extra layer, maybe the heavier coat, but you don't need it all day. our warmup really starts to kick in to high gear for tomorrow afternoon. so tomorrow morning, monday night, into tuesday morning, we are going to see another round of
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30s and high pressure is going to move off to the east and that is going to give us a nice southwesterly wind. we stay dry today, dry tuesday, and dry wednesday, and as the high pressure kind of takes control, and southwesterly winds get us into the 70s for wednesday and thursday. and things start to change thursday evening. we stay dry, for the day part on thursday. it is going to be thursday evening, that this cold front heads our way and brings some showers and maybe a rumble of thunder, late thursday night, and through the morning on friday. now, behind this cold front, we don't see a huge drop in temperatures. finally starting to see a little bit more spring-like conditions for at least a few more days. so this is good news. for our warm weather fans. i'm right there with you. 50 degrees today. it is gusty out there. very sunny. tonight, once the winds subside, the temperatures are just going to drop off into the 30s. tomorrow, breezy at times. not as gusty as today. and the warmup keeps on coming. 72 by wednesday. into the mid-70s ahead of that
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ahead of the front on thursday. showers arrive late thursday night, and into the day on friday. we will have to adjust that timing. it could come a little bit earlier or a little bit later. saturday, just 59 degrees. that especially right about average for this time of the year. easter sunday, it looks warm. we will track shs ower
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it's about taking a stand. for too long, wall street banks had their way. they cra oshedur economy. but democrat donna edwards won't take their money because she stands up for us. as a single mom, she knows the challenges our fieamils face. she'll be our voice. tightening regulations on the big banks and fighting to keep dark money out of politics. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator.
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tonight on wusa 9 news at 5:00, donald trump in dc. we are tracking the candidate around the district, as well as his meeting with the group of top republicans, plus the local cuban community reacts to president obama's trip to the caribbean nation. and a prestigious ship may end up with a ridiculous name, after an online poll, you won't believe what they want to name this ship. >> yes. >>
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>> that's it for wusa 9 news. we will be back of course at 5:00. until then, have a great day. allison and i will see you tomorrow morning. bright and early. at 4:25 a.m.
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>> lily: wow. >> neil: hey, hey. wow, right? um, does this sign look crooked to you at all? >> lily: no, dad, it's perfect, just like tonight will be. i promise. >> neil: [ sighs deeply ] thanks to you and your staff. look at you. you're outshining everything in this room tonight, baby girl. >> cane: isn't she gorgeous? >> neil: yeah. something you want to tell me? >> lily: yes. >> cane: hmm. >> neil: wt? >> lily: cane moved back home, and the kids are very excited. >> neil: yes! i love this. you know what? it was the mistletoe. it was the mistletoe back at christmas. >> lily: oh, yeah. >> neil: i knew that it would do the trick. >> jack: what is this? are we celebrating our first donation? >> neil: jack, even better. the happy couple. >> lily: a happy married couple. >> jack: hey, that is fantastic. congratulations. >> both: thank you. >> lily: yeah, the winters clan is gathering. what about the abbotts? is everyone gonna show? >> jack: not everyone.

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