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joining us at noon. i'm andrea roane. president trump is meeting with republican lawmakers and laying out his priorities for tax reform. more from capitol hill. >> reporter: president trump is headed to capitol hill to have lunch with republican senators, and push his tax reform plan. >> we look forward to hearing the president's perspectives on how to advance our shared agenda. particularly on bringing tax relief, economic growth, and jobs to americans. >> reporter: every gop senator wants to see the tax code simplified, and more tax cuts to the american people. where it gets tricky is figuring out how to pay for it. >> this bill is not a middle class bill. i believe the president believes it is. you've got to read it. no more
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>> his govern be model is to divide, and to bully, and to use untruths. >> reporter: president trump attacked senator bob corker on twitter this morning, saying isn't it sad that bob corker, who couldn't get reelected in the state of tennessee will now fight tax codes plus. >> i don't know why he lowers himself to such a low, low standard and debases our country in the way that he does, but he does. >> reporter: corker says he supports tax reform, but not if it adds to the deficit. >> the senate's top democratic leader is calling on president trump to stop tweeting and start leading. that's senator chuck schumer. >> it's long past time for
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president to quit his daily compulsion to engage in twitter feuds, and instead get to work for the american people. we have a lot of serious issues to deal with in this country. our challenges are too entrenched, and complex to be solved if the president spends his time in a meaningless war on words in twitter. today with this person, tomorrow with that. we need president trump to roll up his sleeves and get to work. >> as you heard in mueller's report, he said the bill is not a middle class bill, and he urged the president to read the measure. the grieving family of a fallen soldier received a$25,000 check. that prompted white house officials to issue a statement saying the check was
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mail. chris and jesse say they're grateful for the kind words from the white house. >> i hope this will make things a bit easier. but nothing will ever replace our son, dylan. he was an american hero. it is a check made out to us for $257,000. >> the check was dated october 18, the same date the white house was asked about the check. a white house spokesperson says any suggestion the president didn't intend to follow through on his pledge, despite the months that have passed is unfair. >> the pentagon will brief congress on thursday about the deadly ambush that killed four service members in niger. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says the military is investigating what happened during the october 4 ambush. the soldiers were not anticipating contact with enemy forces, but did come under attack on their way back to
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base. he also said normal operations have resumed in niger, where about800 u.s. service members are stationed. we're learning more details in carlos bell. he's the teacher's aide accused of sex crimes against children. bell is facing more charges today, involving more alleged victims. the number of children now up to 42. some of them are as young as 11 years old. bell has admitted to being hiv positive. prosecutors say none of the alleged victims have tested positive for hiv. bell remains behind bars awaiting his trial. a man is facing a slough of charges connected to the rape of a woman in prince george's county. carrie edwards is accused of breaking into the victim's house, and taking off with some of her property. police say edwards running naked from the home late saturday night. they eventually caught up with him, and
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police say edwards and the victim did not know each other. meantime, in maryland, an unusual story is developing after a 19-year-old wanted for burglary is found dead. two hunters found the body near a wooded area on a farm in frederick county. local police say the teen was on their most wanted list for first degree burglary. now state police are getting involved, dubbing his death as suspicious. an autopsy is pending. the world series swings into action tonight. it gets underway in los angeles, which is in the midst of a record breaking heat wave. temperatures at dodgers park are expected to be in the mid- 90s, to possibly 100 degreeses. testing the stamina of the boys of summer. if that happens, it will be the hottest world series game ever recorded. los angeles set a record when it had a temperature of 102 degrees just
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firefighters are getting into place. >> right now, we're looking in some ways like a perfect storm. you have some dry conditions. >> this week's hot weather is also forcing more than 85 san diego schools and dozens more in long beach to end classes early, because of lack of air conditioning. some dodgers players are hoping the heat helps their game. they say the baseball tends to go farther in higher temperatures. the national weather service says at least nine tornado sightings were reported across the carolinas last night. the severe weather destroyed a north carolina airport. damaged homes, and left thousands without power. demarco morgan has more from hillary clintonry, north carolina. >> reporter: the storm sent airplanes flying out of control, and into each other. strong winds, damaged buildings at the hickory airport, burying planes and cars in mangled steel. the national weather
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here. this amateur video shows the storm's power, bringing blinding rain, and intense wind gusts. tractor trailers were tossed, and the building caught fire. >> holy moley. >> reporter: this cluster of trees were sliced off. in west spartanberg. >> a whole lot of wind. >> my neighbor's house over here has four or five holes in her roof. knock her whole deck off the back of her house. >> reporter: many folks ventured outside to discover downed trees and power lines. further north, in boone, north carolina, flash flooding. forced to wring out his textbook, college student logan ham now has to deal with a damaged car. >> that doesn't look good. >> that was demarco rg
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some of the weather we had this morning. with more on that, meteorologist howard bernstein joins us with our local first alert forecast. >> we're very fortunate we didn't get their rain. the biggest rain i saw was at dulles with .4 of an inch. this line moved very quickly east of us. there will be heavy rains in new england. behind it, we're between this system and the one that went through this morning. we're enjoying a fairly mild day. i think it's going to be s easonably warm. cambridge, gusting to 16, and la ray 20. most of the winds in the 5 to 10 range. now that we've gotten more sunshine, temperatures are responding. upper 60s here in town. joint base andrews at 69. still only 62, checking in with reston, springfield, and clinton at 66. look for
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a bit breezy at times. south-southwesterly winds at about 10. highs will be in the low to mid- 70s. then this evening, we're in the mid-60s. the winds will pick up tonight out of the northwest, bringing chillier air in here. if you've been waiting to wear the sweaters, the boots, i think you're going to be happy with wednesday and thursday. we'll come back and talk about that. we'll also look ahead to the weekend. it looks like a 50/auto weekend coming our way. you can get that forecast anytime free with the wusa9 app. coming up, the search intensifies for a possible serial killer in tampa, florida. we'll have the latest the. plus, former fox news host, bill o'reilly goes on
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ralcandidate for'm governor,rtham, and i sponsored this ad. narrator: they call him enron ed. because washington, dc lobbyist ed gillespie represented the worst of the worst. lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. corporations sending jobs overseas. and of course the enron scandal. now, enron ed is lobbying for donald trump's agenda. like cuts to virginia school funding, and taking away healthcare from thousands of virginians. enron ed gillespie. he's not lobbying for you.
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welcome back t
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noon. the pain at the pump is easy during the wake of a hurricane season. aaa says prices have fallen for 14 out of the last 15 days. still fuel costs are 20 cents higher than they were this time a year ago. police are intensifying their hunt for a possible serial killer in tampa, florida. nearly 400 people packed an elementary school last night, to hear updates from city officials. tampa mayor, bob buckhorn didn't hold back in pleading for the public's help. >> question need you to call us, and -- we need you to call us, and let us know what's going on. that's how we're going to catch this guy. >> there are questions concerning surveillance video that shows a man police want to speak to. he was walking in the area when one of the three victims was
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former fox news host, bill o'reilly is going on the offensive to slam a "new york times" report about his alleged payouts for sexual harassment claims. the reports say the settlements have totaled about $45 million. >> anybody who doesn't like me will believe all the stuff that the smear merchants put out, because they want to believe it. >> reporter: bill o'reilly fired back last night on his podcast. >> am i mad at god? yeah, i'm mad at him. i wish i had more protection. >> reporter: the "new york times" reports bill o'reilly agreed to pay lis wiehl $32 million. o'reilly couldn't comment on the settlement, but said this. >> i never had a complaint filed against me anywhere, by anyone. >> reporter: statements like that, drew this response from
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former fox news host, megyn kelly. >> o'reilly's suggestion that no one ever complained about his behavior is false. i know, because i complained. >> reporter: kelly says she sent an email complaint to her bosses. >> sexual harassment? >> i'll not interested in basically, litigating something that is finished, that makes my network look bad, okay? i'm not interested in making my network look bad, at all. that doesn't interest me one bit. >> so apparently, she complained to someone. that's not a formal complaint. it wasn't lodged with anybody. i didn't even know about it. >> reporter: speaking to the times last week, o'reilly was defiant. >> this is [bleep] [bleep] >> reporter: after the interview with microphones still recording, o'reilly said the controversy was taking a toll. >> this is horrible. it's horrible what i went through. horrible what my
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through. this is crap. and you know it. >> reporter: yesterday, o'reilly posted thank you notes on his website for megyn kelly, and former fox host, gretchen kelly from the time they worked together. karlsson writes, thank you so much for supporting me. thank you for being my friend. >> gretchen carlson responded on twitter to all of this saying, so what? bill paid $32 million? harvey weinstein's former assistant at miramax is breaking her nondisclosure agreement, and revealing her alleged sexual harassment. weinstein requested a massage while in his underwear. she also says he asked her to be in the room while he took a bath, and often tried to pull her in bed when she wo
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up. they split a settlement. more than 60 women have accused weinstein of abuse. a sign of progress in puerto rico. some schools there are re- opening today. classes began on opposite side of the island that was ravaged by hurricane maria. dozens more serving as community centers and shelters for people who lost their homes. roughly 80% of puerto rico is still without power, and a third of households do not have reliable drinking water. >> you know, it was maria hit like st. john's, st. thomas, on september 6. some of those areas, september 6. what are we talking 7 or 8 weeks, are still without power there. an unbelievable time to be without power. we're living the life here. >> they're warm in those areas. >> they are. air condition. and nothing you can boil the water. >> fire, that's what you deal with.
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rough morning early yesterday morning. but it's turning out to be a beautiful tuesday afternoon. temperatureswill go to the low to mid-70s this afternoon, thanks to the wind out of the south-southwest at about 10, give or take. we'll see the winds kick up as we get into the overnight period tomorrow, as chilly air will move in. instead of being into the 70sment tomorrow, won't even be as warm as we are now. 68 in town. 72 in easton. around 70 toward the shore with temps in the 60s now. low to mid-60s across much of the mountains. the high country, the shenandoah valley looking at mid- to upper 60s. again, a beautiful look on our weather cam. this is dew points in the 50s. humidity at 70%. we talked about it on the broadcast we were watching earlier, the story about all the heat in california. world series game 1, going to be the hottest game ever
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high pressure in idaho. you get the santa ana winds, he they come from the higher elevations, to the lower elevations. the air gets compressed, squeezed, and gets hotter. meanwhile, we've been watching this storm spinning here. this is the upper level part of the storm. this is the cold front that went through late last night, early this morning. problem for areas east. this is going to get stuck here. a lot of areas along the new england corridor, and offshore, especially, will see the rains continue. so by this evening, we've got showers from the midwest. we may get a couple of showers back in the mountains, well west of us. garrett county, likely seeing a few showers persisting this afternoon into the evening. notice tomorrow morning, still raining in new england, and offshore. long island as well, with the chilly air moving in. then we're looking at a few mountain showers on wednesday. and even chillier air will be moving in by thursday. thursday ink
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stay in the 50s. we're tracking the cold air masses as they come out of the arctic. here's one knocking on the doorstep. 850-millibars, that's about a mile off the ground, but a good representation for the air masses. you see the cold all the way down, it's going to be coming to florida here by wednesday. that sort of lifts out of here for friday and saturday. but another shot will follow with a storm system hitting us sunday, bringing us chillier air in here on monday, so that on halloween, i think it's going to be brisk, but dry for the trick or treaters. we're talking temperatures, 6 to 9:00, upper 40s, it to perhaps lower 50s. it is going to be a chilly halloween around here. our forecast. today 75 at national, breezy at times. 64 tomorrow. cooler. risk on thursday, we're going to have lows in the 20s and 30s. looks pretty good on saturday for the terps game. cowboys in
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rain likely. only around 60. mid-50s, with a breeze on mop. we're going to be back with more right after this. vo: john adams' prescription for health care would be a disaster for virginia families. adams supports letting insurance companies deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. seniors would be charged thousands more. 685,000 virginians would lose their health care. and adams is against medicaid expansion - denying coverage to thousands of veterans, children and the disabled. john adams: higher costs, less coverage, hurting virginians. mark: i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad.
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let's talk winter. the countdown is underway for the next winter games. the winter olympics are scheduled to get underway february 9 through the 25, 2018. our partners at u.s.a. today say amazon has received 238 proposals from cities in north america, for its new headquarters. the online giant promises
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bring 50,000 jobs and more than $5 billion in investment to wherever they select. almost every state is making a bid, but six said no thanks. montana, north dakota, south dakota, vermont, wyoming, and arkansas did not make a proposal for the new amazon headquarters. the company is expected to announce the winning bid sometime next year. we'll have one final look at the forecast when we come back. stick around. i'm i'm up earlyax, for my most important job. -more peanut butter, daddy. -more peanut butter, daddy. as prosecutor, justin fairfax fought drugs, crime, and human trafficking. that's why he's endorsed by virginia law enforcement. buckle up. nothing's more important than keeping them safe
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tonight on wusa9 news at 5:00, new developments on a move to close down the liquor store in prince george's county. plus the latest on the hunt for a possible serial killer in
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florida. and a story a lot of you are talking about. the lost art of driving a manual transmission. i can't do it. >> nice today. getting chilly the next couple ralph northam: i'm ralph northam and as a doctor, nobody ever asked if i'm a democrat or republican. they just want my help. so if donald trump is helping virginia i'll work with him. but donald trump proposed cutting virginia's school funding, rolling back our clean air and water protections, and taking away health care from thousands of virginians. as a candidate for governor, i sponsored this ad because i've stood up to donald trump on all of it. ed gillespie refuses to stand up to him at all.
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>> phyllis: this look familiar? it should. it's the computer you used to steal confidential files from jabot. >> billy: okay, let's just take a step back here for a second. >> phyllis: let's not. you used me. you were supposed to put me first. but this proves without a doubt i am the last thing on your mind. >> billy: that is not true. >> phyllis: you know, you have made your priorities crystal clear! it's victoria, brash & sassy, more victoria, then me. >> billy: okay, that is wrong. that is not at all -- >> phyllis: oh, oh, wait, wait, wait. how could i forget? it's victoria, brash & sassy, get revenge on jack, then me. >> billy: just let me explain here for a second, okay, phyllis? >> phyllis: it's amazing that you used dina's password to log on to jabot's server with my computer. i mean, there is some sort of perverse brilliance.

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