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tsunami in samoa. another earthquake hits the island of indonesia. >> big changes hit the books today in maryland. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good morning, washington. welcome back. 6:00 on this thursday, the first day of october. i am alison starling. >> and i'm julie parker. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. we start with adam caskey. >> i just saw a woman coming to work here in rosslyn like this walking into the building. it is cooler out here this morning than the last couple of mornings. you will feel it. we're in the 40's this morning. in leesburg, 44. fredericksburg, up 45. 50 in stephens city.
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suitland, up 50 degrees. it will warm up nicely into the afternoon. high temperatures near 70 degrees with a lot of sunshine. it will look great and feel great. maybe some showers by the weekend. now to lisa baden. >> we do have breaking news. there has been a water main break. it was first reported around 2:00 this morning. we will show you video. it is sizeable near the prince george's plaza. queens chapel road is going to be affected for the morning rush hour. bell crest road will take most of the bailout traffic. pepco crews are in vault right now. this is queens chapel road. more to come on this breaking story. now to alison and julie.
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>> thank you. police in prince george's county are looking for whatever shot an off-duty officer. >> two suspects tried to carjack the officer. this was in fort washington. matt brock has the latest. >> they set up a perimeter when this happened about 10:00 last by. we can show you some video of the perimeter. it was up for several hours. the suspects approach to the officer who was off-duty at the time. there was some exchange of gunfire. the officer was struck by a bullet in the hand and flown to a hospital. we're told the officer will be ok. it is not clear whether the suspects were hit. the search is still on for the suspects. there is no description yet or has been provided by prince
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george's county police. they do continue to look for the suspects. it is quiet in the neighborhood. we have seen some police patrols. the perimeter is now down. we expect to get more details including a description later in the day. matt brock, abc 7 news. >> thank you. we are following another developing story. police are searching for suspects in a deadly shooting. it happened in riverdale. two men were shot at about 12:30 last night. one was hit in the chest and later died. the other was hit in the arm and he is expected to be ok. fairfax county police are searching for a man who tried to abduct a 15-year-old girl. a man was driving a white pickup truck approached the girl and
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offered her a ride. he grabbed her and try to force her into the truck. she was not injured. police in laurel are looking for two men who allegedly tried to obstruct three young children. the men were in a light blue mazda pickup truck with a dent in the driver's side defender and a partial maryland license plate. if you have any information, you're asked to call laurel city police. it could be weeks before a final decion is made on a bother to send more troops to afghanistan. president obama is -- -- is reviewing his strategy. up to 40,000 troops are requested. we are following a developing story is from overseas. a massive rescue effort is under
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way in the pacific after two natural disasters. the death toll is now up to 149. this is on the islands of samoa and american samoa. crews continued to search. fumet is rushing emergency food and medicine to the region. >> to aid in the response, i of declared this a major disaster. >> a temporary morgue has been set up. several volunteer doctors are heading to the smallest to help the recovery efforts. another powerful earthquake hit indonesia earlier today. it was about 150 miles from yesterday's deadly quake. more than 500 people are dead. thousands more are trapped -- are feared trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings. maryland drivers have a new
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list of laws they have to follow. >> pamela brown has more. >> there are a lot more rules of the road in marylandtarting today. if drivers cannot break some habits, they will have to pay up. if you're caught texting while driving, but it will cost you $500. there will also be more speed cameras near schools and highway work zones. if drivers will have to pay $40 if they are going 12 miles over the speed limit. repeat drunk driving offenders will have their licenses suspended longer. supply alcohol to minors was dropped. most of these laws are geared to road safety. other laws focus on domestic violence and the environment.
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alison and julie? >> thank you. interstate 66 is so congested, a lot of commuters use transit or ride sharing. 56% drove by themselves. 21% car pulled. 70% road metro. to% traveled by bus. >> i think you only need to take 66 want during rush-hour to understand how hard of a drive it is. 6:07 is your time. chilly out there, about 49 degrees. >> a pair wrote rescue caught on to say. we will show you more of these dramatic pictures -- a heroic rescue caught on tape. >> you will want to grab your
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jacket. we have a new storm system pushi your way. i will have the latest. >> lisa baden has the latest on some breaking news. crews are working on a water main break near queens chapel road. main break near queens chapel road.
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on tuesday i go in even earlier than usual. thank goodness for eggo, a nutri-grain waffle... with a quick smudge of cream cheese. at least that part's easy. there's only one way to eat an eggo... your way. l'eggo my eggo. >> hello. i'm stephanie. i am in downtown bethesda and getting ready for saturday, october 3, at the taste of bethesda. >> good morning, washington.
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i could use one of those cookies it just about now. >> the place sounds like heaven to me. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. adam caskey is partial to donuts. >> very partial to donuts. teddy and i go out for what and get some donuts and go to the park. i push him on the swink and eat an appl. a gray day today. -- a great day today. chantilly, up 44. oxon hill, 50. it is cooler than we had yesterday morning by up to 10 degrees in some spots. a pleasant day. highs near 70 degrees. added clouds. we introduce the chance of some of showers on saturday.
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>> we have breaking news. we will take you live to newschopper 7 flying over a water main break. i will show you queens chapel road. you water is still gushing near 410. belt crest road will be the bailout this morning. for more, let's go back to julie. >> thank you. that main burst about 2:00 this morning and sent water gushing down queens chapel road. crews are working to shut the water off. part of the intersection will be blocked off to traffic. it is certainly a mask for people who live in that area. we will keep you posted -- it is a mass for people who live in that area. >> when we continue, -- >> something has to be done.
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this type of behavior is not going to be tolerated. >> a mother speaks out after police arrest occurred daughters attackers.
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. in our top stories, nuclear talks are underway in geneva. run-in leaders are meeting with diplomats, and president obama wants iran to come clean about their nuclear program or face sanctions. >> if approved, but debate in
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the full senate would start two in start weeks. the public option was defeated. they will push for again in the full senate. >> a handful of men in new york are now under surveillance believed to be possible associates of najibullah zazi. officials say he had helped in a ploto use homemade bombs. more arrests are expected. zazi has pleaded not guilty. two teenage girls accused of attacking another girl are charged with assault. >> temperance maupin was attacked last friday after performing with the pom squad . pay melee -- a melee followed. a principal was able to pull the attackers away. >> this will make me a stronger person. >> something has to be done.
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this type of behavior is not going to be tolerated. >> school officials will meet with parents to discuss the incident. they're trying to avoid violence in the future. 6:16. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> lisa baden has been busy on this first day of october. >> good morning. we have been busy with the volume on 95 between richmond and baltimore. there is a noticeably heavy volume of traffic. this is the baltimore-washington parkway, which is pretty decent. nothing to report between annapolis and the beltway. a heavier volume spotted near georgia avenue. this is 270 traffic out of germantown to the beltway. now to the weather. >> right now, down to 38 in
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bridgewater. stafford is down a couple of degrees, 39. front royal, 40 at kaiser elementary school. there are some chilly spots relative to this time of year. rockville, up 46. hagerstown, 48. let's go to the maps. there is an area of low pressure off to the west. high pressure and a lot of sunshine today. a few scattered clouds north and west of the metro area. near 70 again today. despite a cool start today, but it will warm up nicely. it will be up near 70. the average high is 74. increasing clouds tonight. the clouds will start to street men around dinnertime. the clouds keep our temperature
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from falling off to much. temperatures below warmer tomorrow morning so we have right now. you'll still want a jacket. the southerly wind should pump our temperature dropped to mark and into saturday. mid 70's partly to mostly cloudy days. added clouds compared to what we have tonight. we will introduce the chance of showers on saturday. right now, it is not lookin like a total washout. we clear out on sunday. highs in the mid 70's. alison and julie? >> thank you. the dow ended the third quarter with the best numbers in more than a decade. >> it is the end of the road for saturn. >> good morning. wall street begins a new quarter today, hoping for new gains.
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the dow rose 50% in the third quarter. it topped a second-quarter gain of 11%. today we will learn if consumers gave the economy a boost by spending more in august. economists are expecting the numbers to surge. another general motors brand is about to disappear. the saturn division will be eliminated after a deal collapsed to spin it off. it never made a profit. 13,000 saturn employees are affected. bank of america is searching for a new pass ceo. ken lewis is leaving after a year of controversy. an investigation into his role will go on despite his resignation. comcast appears to be in talks to buy all or part of nbc
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universal. they have been looking for a new source of news content. ge could get a lift from the deal. nbc's by you has dropped $20 billion in the past year. according to "forbes," the richest americans lost a combined $300 billion in net worth. the usual suspects were on top. y only needed to make $950 million to make the list. the latest on america's bid to bring the 2016 bids to chicago, including a live report from copenhagen. and that is your "money scope" report. i'm jeremy hubbard. 6:21 is your time. a cool october number -- a cool october morning. >> the district pops a hit list.
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>> a john edwards bombshell. >> oprah says it is the most incredible story she has ever seen. a woman buried her dreams on a scrap of paper. see what happens next. >> we have this live shot from fedex field, where crews are breaking down the set from the u2 concert. the group is headed to charlottesville.
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this is unbelievable. in new york store owner is being called a hero after rescuing a 4-year-old b from a burning building. he heard screams coming from an apartment in the bronx yesterday. he grabbed the latter and climbed the fire escape. he shielded the boy with a curtain. the boy was unconscious. we're told he is said to be in seriousbut stable condition. >> that same man saved his sister from a fire when they were younger. his father was killed in that fire. >> unbelievable. thank goodness he was there and brave enough to do that. a congressional democrat is the latest to join the war of words.
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>> tiffany has more. >> good morning. we would get to that story in a second. we have the latest in a scandal surrounding john edwards. elizabeth dead birds is fed up. she threatened to threatened him that he may have had multiple of paris. she is plan on exposing his secrets in divorce court and claim her share of their fortune. she learned about the other alleged affairs from the tell- all book written by the man who once claimed he had fathered by john edwards' mistresses baby. >> die quickly. that is right. republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick. >> house republicans are demanding an apology. he is not going to say he is
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sorry. he says, i apologize that we have not voted sooner to end this holocaust in america. some new yorkers are seeing red over a tribute to china. last night, the building shone red and yellow. activists say china's poor human-rights records make the tribute inappropriate. ladies and gentlemen, the district's one of the hottest cities in the entire country. d.c. ties with seattle as the best places for highly mobile workers to live as the economy revved back up again. pretty exciting news for the district. >> we will take it. >> alison worked in seattle and washington. >> they must be following you.
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>> usually we're at the top of the bad traffic was. tiffany, thank you. 6:27. there is other half-hour of "good morning washington." >> the city's sales tax goes up. we will tell you how much. >> hundreds are dead and many missing after a deadly quakes in indonesia. i will have the latest. >> it sure is a chilly start to the day. you will want your jacket as you head out the door. more and more,
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good morning, everybody. it is a crisp thursday morning. thank you for joining us. >> your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. this is your kind of weather. >> i love the change in the seasons. that is what we're getting. fall is crisp and cool. you will want the jacket this morning. we will talk temperatures in one second. a lot of sunshine. we will warm up to near 70.
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notice the storm system. numerous showers and storms will push our way and make it here by saturday. reagan national, up 51. manassas, 39. frederick, 43. near 70 this afternoon. >> i am doing ok. we are happy on the beltway. we're happy about interstate travel. i have the pumpkin up because it is the first commute in october. everything is smashing. krajina slows at potomac mills to get into lorton. -- virginia slows at potomac mills to get into lorton. good out of leesburg on the greenway, the toll road. 28 is the underpass. coming at of leesburg on the seven east bound by pass, there
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was a minor crash. a huge warwater main break. julie and alison. >> thank you. a developing story. relief is on its way to american samoa days after a deadly tsunami wipe out entire towns. military planes are flying in supplies. >> another earthquake has hit the island of indonesia. courtney robinson has the latest. good morning. >> thousands remain trapped under rubble in indonesia. the number of those debt will continue to climb. it could be several weeks before a note exactly how many are missing. devastation and death in samoa after an 8.3-earthquake. waves were sent over the coast of samoa.
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>> the bridge has been wiped out. > at. 119 people are dead. -- at least 119 people are dead. more help is on its way. >> i have declared this a major disaster to speed the deployment of resources. >> the samoan community of southern california is sending relief. >> it is an older generation that could not get out on time. >> they are gone? >> they are gone. >> a separate quake measuring 7.3 shook the isla of sumatra, fearing another killer tsunami was on its way. buildings collapsed. thousands were buried beneath the rubble. officials feared the toll will
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grow. police will continue to head to american somewhat by plane and boat. they're setting up a temporary morgue and body identification area. >> thank you. a new twist into jim graham's chief of staff. ted loza got a girlfriend pregnant. loza paid graham back. graham denies any involvement. d.c. cabbies are planning to protest a proposal. some cabbies say they will fuse to pick up passengers between 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. on saturday and sunday in adams morgan. 6:35.
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students and parents plan to rally in the district about impending teacher layoffs. students planned to march outside their school passed it o'clock 30 this morning. a separate rally will take place this afternoon at north capitol street. a baltimore teenager is the second -- has died of the swine flu. desiree carper collapsed and was taken to the hospital. last week she was diagnosed with swine flu. per and said she had double pneumonia as well. the job market in virginia is improving. the rate fell to six 0.5% in august. it is well below the national average. the district's unemployment rate was 11 to 1% in august.
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7. % in maryland. d.c. residents will pay more to shop and buy gas. you will now pay three and a half since more for gas. smokers will pay 50 cents more for a pack. the budget goes into effect today. the imf says u.s. growth will be slow. >> linda bell is live in new york with the latest business headlines on a thursday. good morning again. >> we do have some comments from the international monetary fun they are saying that rising unemployment over strained growth next year and the u.s. economy will grow only 1.4%. worldwide, they expect the economy to grow 3.1%. the july forecast was for 2.1%.
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stock index futures are indicating a lower open. there will be reports on personal income and speing, manufacturing, and pending home sales. september also sales will also come out. good news if you have been holding onto one of those american express gift cards. they're doing away with the fees for card stecco on us that go u. that is your business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i am linda bell. julie m. alison, back to you. >> thank you. 6:38 is your time. >> when we continue, but the first lady's celebrates the city of chicago. >> i am so happy to be here.
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we have a lot of work to do. >> the latest on the presidential push for the olympic games. >> i will tell you everything you need to note to avoid hefty fines if you're getting behind the wheel in maryland today.
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morning. happy october. welcome to fall. you feel it outside. you'll want your jacket when you venture out. some locations are in the upper 30's. bridgewater, up 38. 50 in arlington. 48 in winchester. martinsburg, up 51. la plata, up 57. it is cooler this morning. a lot of sunshine this afternoon. we will warm up to near 70 this afternoon. >> we're not rolling very well. we seem to have a lot of crashes. here is one. newschopper 7 is flying over the scene. it is a little bit tight to make that turn to get around the crash. it is smack dab in the middle of the intersection.
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look at the volume in virginia. delays at potomac mills to get to springfield. >> thank you. the international olympic committee will decide tomorrow which of four cities will host the 2016 olympics. >> michelle obama arrived in copenhagen yesterday. she is making a pitch for chicago. the other finalists include madrid, tokyo, and rio de janeiro. president obama will be joining in the lobbying effort. 6:42. >> coming up next, cleanup continues in the pacific. wewe
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. 6:45. time to check our top stories. >> we begin with a search for suspects that shot a police officer. the officer was off duty when he was approached on jaywick and they tried to steal his car. shots were fired. the officer was hit in the hand and is expected to be ok. >> the death toll from earthquakes continues to rise. at least 150 are dead in the moan islands. more than 500 were kille after
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earthquakes in indonesia. >> we are following a water main break in hyattsville. it burst after 2:00 this morning. order was sent flowing down queens chapel road. crews are working to shut the water off. quite a mass. >> speeders in maryland will faceougher penalties. pamela brown is live in rockville with more on the changes for drivers. >> there are a lot more rules on the road in maryland. he texting while driving is now illegal. drivers will have to pay up. it is not cheap. getting behind the wheel in maryland, listen up, or appear ready to dig deeper in your
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pockets. if you get caught texting, it will cost you $500. >> our officers will be vigilant. we know this is a threat to public safety. >> texting can be dangerous and deadly. nearly 6000 lives were lost last yearecause of distracted drivers. >> i have a friend who had an accident while texting. it is time. >> you will also get a ticket if you break spree delimits ed schools loans for construction zones. speed traps are going up to protect construction workers. >> these men and women do not have any other protection. >> new laws are cracking down on drunk driving. repeat offenders will have their licenses suspended longer.
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under age drinkers are also being targeted. nearly half of high school seniors have engaged in high school drinking. teenagers will have to wait an extra six months before applying for a driver's license. other laws are focused on domestic violence and the informants. pamela brown, abc 7 news. >> thank you. i want to tell you about a wonderful event i have the opportunity to host. it is a wonderful nonprofit in d.c. that helps out fit women in d.c. who are trying to get a job. we help set them up with suits and get them ready for their job interview. we brought anchorwoman together. cokie roberts was there. we have about 15 enter women. we raise money.
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that is barbara. she is one of the success stories. she is now a nurse. >> you can donate your suits that do not fit any more. >> exactly. shoes, whatever may work. >> great. it is the first day of october. >> it feels great. it feels crisp out there. grab that hoodie in your closet. it has not been washed in how long? it is comfortable outside. this is a live picture. 51 degrees at reagan national airport. these are the coldest numbers i could find. bristow, 39. bridgewater, up 38. front royal, 40. temperatures have dropped.
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typical for this kind of year. stephens city, 46. mostly in the 40's. a little bit warmer along the waterways. the warm waters are keeping those temperatures warmer. a lot of sunshine. there is a storm system off to our west. it will make it here by saturday. it will warm up to about 70 this afternoon. a few degrees warmer when you step out tomorrow morning. mid 70's by tomorrow. we will slowly warm massachusetts. >> it is the slow down you expect on 270 to get into rockville. anticipate a heavier volume of traffic. on queens chapel road, there is a big water main brea georgetown.
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good morning. hundreds killed after indonesia experiences two earthquakes. the death toll mounts from the sonometer. a medical mistake. a mother of three coast to offer a cosmetic procedure and lends up -- and ends up on a
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life-support. shocking allegations against their father. that is all ahead. here are some of the stories to watch out for. metro officials have a plan for multiple station closures during the columbus holiday. parts of three stations will be closed for track work. >> students and parents are expected to rally during two separate events today. they're protesting a decision to firing hundreds of educators. >> an ongoing traffic alert. parts of 95 north will be shut down from lorton road to accotink creek bridge. they will repaint traffic lines. breast cancer awareness month begins today. there is a glowing reminder in downtown d.c.
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>> the thinkpad pink society -- the think pink -- students want more money for research and better health care for those patients. beautiful. i hope it makes a difference. a last look at traffic and weather. >> we were saying beautiful until a few minutes ago. there was a crash on 270 near montrose road. >> you can see your breath outside earlier this morning. it's cool. temperatures mainly in the 40's. we will warm up nicely. around 70 degrees. added cloud cover tomorrow. the next couple of mornings when not be quite as cold. on saturday, we have the chance of a few showers. maybe even a brief
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thunderstorms. it is not look like a total washout. hit or miss. we will keep you posted. clearing on sunday. seasonable next week. >> this could be the first morning a lot of people have their jackets on. >> local news updates come up at 7:22. >> we hope you enjoy your first day of october. the quality of our lives depends on our connections. access to high-speed internet,
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