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on monday, a federal judge threw out part of a lawsuit from one of hurry former restaurant managers. the suit claims deen and her brother promoted a racist work environment, but because the manager is white, the judge said she had no standing to sue on the basis of race. in a statement, a spokes woman for deen said they were pleased with the ruling adding, quote, as ms. deen has stated before, she is confident that those who truly know how she lives her life know that she believes in equal opportunity, kindness and fairness for everyone. after a decade of terror followed by 16 years on the run as one of america's most wanted, mob boston james "whitey eye "bulger has been convicted after a trial that rifted boston and much of the nation. here's kristin dahlgren. >> reporter: after more than 3 the years of deliberation, jurors rirnd to the courtroom
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announcing. the jury of four women and eight men found his guilty of dozens of crimes including conspiracy, racketeering and playing a role in 11 murder peps. >> this day of reckoning for bulger has been a long time in coming. >> tom donahuedonahue, whose fas killed more three three decades ago was among those at the trial. >> whitey bulger pretty much destroyed my family in every category. >> ulg bulger was found in 11 of 19 murders, and couldn't agree on one, the death of 26-year-old deborah davis. >> my family has to live every day and the rest of the families got to live every day with the fact that they lost a loved one. >> reporter: the 83-year-old defendant showed no reaction, a stark contrast to the seven-week trial filled with explosive profanity laced exchange, dramatic testimony from bulger's long time associates. even an outburst from the
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defendant himself would called the proceedings a sham. >> mr. bulger knew, as soon as he was arrested, that he was going to die behind the walls of a prison. >> bulger women on the lam in 1994, evading law enforcement for 16 years and ultimately landing a place on the fbi's most wanted list. authorities caught up with him two years ago outside a san monica apartment where they discovered weapons and more than $800,000 in cash. >> i think above the knows james bulger was that gangster who finally saw justice. i think some families are waiting for a little bit more, though. >> 83-year-old bulger could get life in prison when he's sensanced in november. his lawyer says ee planning to appeal. planning legion appeal, new york mayor michael bloomberg after the federal judge shot down the city's stop and frisk policy. the judge likened the practice to indirect racial profiling.
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ray kelly immediately dismissed the notion that people are being stopped based solely on the color of their skin. mayor bloomberg says new yorkers will not see a change overnight. new revelationes from anthony weiner in a wide ranging interview. the new york city mayoral candidate suggested his wife would work on hillary clinton's 2016 campaign, though he wouldn't say what her role would be. wiener admitted his sexting scandals have hurt his wife's career. >> rights hurt her professionally, it's hurt her personally. she's gotten roughed up and it's unfair. >> weiner admitted he's still seeing a therapist. he is hopeful, insisting that he is the candidate. >> part of what i'm trying to demonstrate with this campaign is what type of a mayor i will be. i'm going to fight. i'm going to stand up strong and i'm going to stand up for the
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things i believe. >> that interview addressed policy concerns ranging from stop and frisk to health care. now for a look at the weather forecast, i'm joined by nbc's bill karins. good morning, bill. >> good tuesday morning. not bad around the country. we have nice, cool weather coming from the great lakes. but in the middle is the concern. it's all heading for the southeast. this morning, grab your umbrella. probably the worst trial out there on interstate 40, it will move towards little rock shortly. we've got a lot of wet weather in the east today. numerous showers and thunderstorms even overnight formed just south of buffalo, moving through erie .now they're trying to race along the pennsylvania/new york state boarder. pretty heavy batch of storms approaching the lehigh valley just to the west of philadelphia. that could be heading right for the fop of the philadelphia/new york city area during the peak of the rush hour. showers and storms from boston down the busy i-95 corridor. it will pour for at least a
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period of the day. we could get a few strong storms from richmond, virginia beach, golds borrow, rally, down to wilmington. no tornados, but damaging winds. today in san antonio, 101. that's a look at your national forecast. now here is a look at the weather outside your window. so the one place that will be cool, a cold front will go through and it's a nice day from the ohio valley through the great lakes. look at pittsburgh today. we should see skies clearing throughout the day. 74 for a high. i think the southeast has a good reason to complain. most of their summer was damp and wet. not a lot of them are starting school and is it's wet still. >> seems like it's been a scrumny summer all around. just ahead an update on that's may have sinkhole swallowing up part of a florida resort sdmroop plus, it's that time again. back to school. we'll chel tell you which days
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to avoid the stores when et etd returns.
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welcome back to "early today." now to other stories making news this morning. north carolina governor pat mckworry has signed into law some of the most restrictive voter i.d. laws. they shorten early voting by a week and eliminate same-day voter regular stragsz. two extremely destructive wildfires are causing massive evacuations in central idaho. the fires were caused by lightning strikes that have consumed more than 300 square miles. it appears the dust has settled at the florida resort that partially collapsed into a 100 foot sinkhole early monday. all 105 guests are accounted for and the red krot cross is on scene handing out food and clothing. tinter national olympic committee is reportedly upset with rshan leadership over its controversial law banning gay propaganda. oic leaders say the human rights of the competing athlete necessary sochi next year must
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be respected as written in the olympic charter. russia's interior ministry says concerns of discrimination are, quote, completely unfounded. and the man behind tesla motors and spacex unveiled electromagnetic acceleration to send commuters from legislation to san francisco in just 30 minutes. turning now to business, stocks kicked off monday on a sour note, closing flat. investigators found little reason to buy after major averages lost their worst week since june. retail sales numbers will be released this morning. they're expected to grow one-third of a percent, a slight increase from june. now blackberry is considering selling itself after its new phones failed to turn around the struggling company. blackberry was the dominant smartphone until the iphone debuted in 2007. facebook is unveiling a new feature this week.
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the table for two? go to your favorite restaurant facebook page to make a reservation through open table. it will be first available on the social network's mobile site and apple and android apps. it's back to school season. and you know what that means. shopping crowds. but social network four square has a solution based on checking tracking. they say ae void these dates, august 18th, 25th and september 2nd. they're the most crowded days. the best time to shop, apparently, is in the morning. time to shop for the best places to live. the best place webs sharon, massachusetts, vienna, virginia, chanhassen, minnesota. priceline is expected to become the s&p 500's first ever $1,000 stock and much of the success is attributed to william shatner. shares are up more than 7.0% since the company brought its
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star back to life after briefly killing him off. when we come back, he may be 50 years old, but he's still air jordan. we'll have that and all your sports headlines. don't go anywhere.
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cory booker on your mark, get set, mow! check this out.
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in england, lawn mowers are apparently more than just a cool to cut grass. the makeshift motor sport is a 12-hour endurance race that lasts until dawn. the winner completed 406 laps of the almost one mile circuit. now for the reflect oeft our sports headlines, i'm joined by richard lui. >> i don't know about that. the lawn morers i used growing up never went that fast. evidently they have some pretty good gasoline they're using there. espn noun says texas a&m quarterback johnny manziel got paid $7,500 to sign items. that followed last week's report that the heisman trophy winner had four signing sessions. the ncaa is investigating if johnny football violated rules. hugh darvish dominates in texas, a no hitter through seven inning pes.but then houston's
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carlos corporin gets a home run. the second time the astros spoiled a darvish game. the catcher even gets upset and thrown out. rangers, 2-1 in that one. >> rangers, still a great game. on monday, the eighth, down by one in the ninth inning and alberto there hitting in two runs. they pulled the fat out of the fire. oakland over tornado, 5-1. miami heat superstar lebron james, should he run for president of the nba players association, mara sfp. >> yes. >> he said no. >> flow. >> james evidently went through all the process. he was considering running for that job. reports say he decided against it after talking with advisers and fellow players. i love this one. take it to flight school. clear the wood. old man on deck. and then, shah zam.
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that's right. who is that? 50-year-old michael jordan with the dunk. got the jeans on, too, mara. >> it doesn't even look hard for him. it looks so easy. >> do i hear comeback? i don't want to see that. i'm a big niners fan. but would i do this? probably not. i'm a big redskins fan. i'm about it. >> look at his lawn. evidently what he did with the redskins logo is he made them out of stones. stand back, you see the caution tape. >> think how many sports fans would do that during the season. >> brick it down to fedex field, man. >> you might be on to something. coming up, the latest response to oprah's handbag. plus, a dog seriously raising the bar for all you canine skaters. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back on this tuesday morning. yesterday was a hot summer day from the deep south where it was in the 90s to 100 in dallas. phoenix yesterday was 111. it still feels like summer in the deep south. but rain is on its way. we're going to cool you off in dallas in the days ahead. today will be near 100 once again. but this front that is going to bring the storms to the east coast today will sag to the south. as we go into the middle of the week and the end of the week, we're going to have numerous showers and thunderstorms. we could get drenched in a few spots, up to 6 inches of rainfall in the southeast. we'll probably be talking about flooding concerns in the days
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ahead. >> thanks so much, bill. turning to entertainment, it was a historic launch for the final run of amc's breaking bad. the critically acclaimed drama drew 5.9 million viewers, making it the highest opening episode in the show's history. the salesperson who allegedly refused to show oprah winfrey an expensive handbag is fighting back in a newspaper interview. the unidentified woman is calling the media mogul's racist claim a lie saying if it had all taken place as she claimed, why has she not complained the next day at the wedding of the tina turner with trudie, my boss. lady gaga, a leak forced gaga to release the track on monday, earlier than she hoped to. fans rallied in support by reporting illegal downloads. >> i've never heard of a pop emergency.
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finally, baby prince george could be getting his close-up on twitter. will and kate are set to debut photos as early as next week. i'm mara schiavocampo. we hope this is your first stop of the day on nbc.
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. we have some showers and thunderstorms to start the day today. untilwatch is in effect
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three :00 this afternoon. some pretty strong storms west of baltimore and coming up into the western part of baltimore city. towson and up towards parkton, you guys will see some heavy rain. off and on showers and thunderstorms. high temperature between 81 and 86. much better news in the seven- day forecast. >> thank you. 77 degrees at the airport. >> coming up -- some suggestions to officials on how to improve the police department after a recent scrutiny in anne arundel county. question of the firm commitment of bradley manning to human rights and peace. >> a peace activist voices a
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[ male announcer ] this is a limited time offer. go online to order now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> i am not calling on the state of florida to completely abolish stand your ground. a 17-year-old was unarmed and was walking home and was murdered. >> boycotting the state of florida? asking his members to consider that idea. kim dacey will have more in our big story. thet was overshadowed by scandal and the drama.
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they really care about this county. >> laura neuman tries to move on from her right assessor's predecessor's her scandal. >> bradley manning will stand alone in front of a military judge in that courtroom. no one in the world will be stronger. >> the nobel these prize for bradley manning? why thousands are petitioning for that to happen. good tuesday morning. i'm mindy basara. >> i'm stan stovall. >> 5:01. time for traffic and weather together on the 1's. >> we have some thunderstorms out there. you can see the thunderstorms approaching west of baltimore city. if you have plans to drive up
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and down 83, there will be some heavy rain over the next 15 or 20 minutes. those are producing some lightning as well. some of the storms will be strong. high temperature in the low to mid 80's. it will be pretty bumpy today. seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> good morning. that rain could be impacting your morning rush. right now we're looking at a construction. there is ongoing roadwork. ok coming down from york road. this is a live picture at coldspring lane. not tracking much in terms of delays on the west side on liberty road all the way down to
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route 40. nothing major on the north side. southbound is in great shape hitting down towards the airport. we will let you know if any problems crop up as a result of the rain. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> fire officials are trying to figure out what sparked a fire. a viewer uploaded these pictures to our u local page. crews first arrived and found flames shooting out of the home. no one was hurt in the fire. baltimore city could soon be boycotting the state of florida. >> a


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