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hours after a clash with police. then i sent has the latest. >> the protesters have no signs of letting up. -- ben eisen. a separate group has started a present -- protest that will be on the mall. >> police detained 31 protesters yesterday during a standoff that lasted all day long. it was the first instance of mass arrests of the base camp. it started over a 30-foot tall frame to keep them warm in the winter. the protesters said they built it to legal specifications, a temporary and easy to move. police said it appeared permanent. they had no permit and deemed unsafe. protesters refused repeated orders to leave, congregating within and hanging out on top of the structure. >> [unintelligible]
>> all of that could have been avoided. to go this show no signs of letting up. today make -- marks the start of a three-day long demonstration called take back the capital. thousands will convert here than. >> i think it is great. it is more of the same. it is more of the same kind of people in different voices all saying the same thing our government is broken, our economy is broken. >> take back the capital will be based on the national mall. participants will try to speak with members of congress, as well as lobbyists. >> keep us posted. we're tracking today's development online. we also have a photo gallery in this weekend's arrest. >>
noon, the d.c. council schedules an emergency meeting three days after the search the home of harry thomas jr.. this comes after committee members voted to move ahead with ethics' reform. >> this meeting that was held this morning was split into two parts, in the earlier discussion wrapped up a couple of minutes ago. right after that, reporters followed out the councilman asking if he would reschedule the meeting that was canceled because of all of this going on with the fbi raid. listen to what he had to say. >> will you have a meeting with the rest of the council? >> we will have a meeting. today. >> the chairman brown did not say what time the meeting would
take place. all you heard him say is the emergency meeting would take place today. all this comes after this morning session about ethics reform where the committee that was made up of five members that were present here today to discuss moving forward with a bill that was presented by a councilwoman that would make it tougher penalties for members who got in any sort of trouble, any sort of ethics issues. the penalties included less signatures needed for voters to be able to recall the council member. it would also limit some of the gifts they were able to receive. other things such as if he were convicted of a felony would not immediately lose your seat on the council now. when they decided to take this up for ofa vote out of the five members who were present, forur voted to put this on the agenda
tomorrow. the only one who voted against it was vincent orange, the six many of thth member not present was harry jr. appeared and tomorrow morning during the legislative session the council will be able to speak on it as a whole. >> ok. important dates ahead. police say someone broke into a montgomery county department store. news choppers 7 0 over new hampshire avenue on white oak. motion alarms went off just after midnight last night. investigators are not saying if anything was stolen puritan. 35-year-old employee checked dock it vanished last friday while trying to recover a dead deer. rescue teams did find a deer remains in his boat.
and a personal flotation device nearby but no signs of the missing man. a busy downtown intersection we open just a short time ago after an accident involving a fire truck. this happened at the intersection of al and 18 street. the driver of a minivan was transported in stable condition. no word on what caused the crash. now on to a developing story that could be a major national security issue. andiraniran is claiming it shot down and captured an unmanned military plane. >> is a u.s. spy plane now in the hands of iran? the claim first hit on iranian television and spread quickly. take of the armed forces said they have claimed a downed u.s.
drone. >> the country says it shot down the plane after -- over its border. what sparked concern was the u.s. military said in a statement it lost control of u.s.-armed reconnaissance airplane over afghanistan late last week. a senior military official said abc7 news we are assuming iran has something. do they now have access to classified american intelligence? >> there are important secrets that can be looking -- used to look a the kind of material or looking at the kinds of shapes that are employed. >> they have lied before about shooting down american aircraft, and the country did not release any pictures of the plane. american officials will not say it was shot down, and it will not confirm this is this plane
that is missing. >> the important point is they now have a very sensitive piece of american military in their hands. i hope there is a self-destruct button attached with it. >> experts say information can be erased from our remote location. it is a stealth plane it can be duplicated. well, temperatures are climbing again today, but we are bracing for rain on the way. adam has the details. >> the rain chances start late tonight, especially into early tomorrow. and 10 degrees above average for this time of year. take a look at the time lapse. this is over the severn river in the bay. a beautiful shot.
we're still dealing with the mid-level that the clouds. 53 now in alexandria. if the even at chesapeake beach. i think temperatures will continue to climb to near 60 this afternoon with limited sunshine. we will talk more about the rain chances for tomorrow and beyond coming up. and noon, investigators are asking for help capturing a pair of purse snatchers caught on tape at the local mall. they just released surveillance video from the robbery. in the parking lot of the bill was crossing plaza. a woman was loading items in your car when a pickup truck drove by and bump her shopping cart. the driver reached out of the window and ground the victim's purse from the cart. anyone with information is asked to call police. 7 is on your side with major changes on how you may get your mail. the postal service wants to
deliver -- eliminate first-class mail. it would arrive two to five days after mailing it. that would slow down everything from check payments to netflix dvd's in the mail. it is designed to save the postal service from bankruptcy. action from congress could take a while. and the republican presidential field narrowed a bit over the weekend, and now there is word that the in new was former front runner could make an endorsement as soon as today. herman cain suspended his campaign on saturday. word leaked out he planned to endorse newt gingrich. he is the latest to lead in the polls just one month from the contest in iowa. >> working together we can and will rebuild the america we
love. take a one of the newest polls shows him leading romnading mitt romney. police are investigating an escalator accident that sent two men to the hospital. police say it came to an abrupt stop just before the end of the redskins game. the injuries are said to be minor. as you know, the game ended badly. they lost to the jets. we have a facebook poll under way on the future prospects. what do you think can they win another game this year? we will have the results tonight at 5:00. coming up, a television host taking drastic action to save her own life. her dramatic fight against breast cancer. teenagers sending explosive
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$3.17. a survey that may have parents breathing a sigh of relief. researchers say sexting may not be as popular as we previously thought. a new survey says 10% of teenagers say they have sent or received a sexually suggestive photographs. a man is very lucky to be alive after an incredible car crash was caught on tape. surveillance cameras show a car plowing right through the front door of a restaurant friday afternoon in san diego. it sent the man plying several feet into the restaurant. amazing we he walked away with minor injuries. the driver was shaken but not hurt either. she told police she accidently hit the gas pedal instead of the breaks.
-- brakes. >> these things happen. eire's get nervous walking down the road with the kids. you never know. i am not scared of the weather. great out there right now. >> i love working with you. [laughter] there are hints we could get wet snow mix than wednesday night. just a possibility not probability. something we will keep an eye on. still a lot of disagreement in terms of what could and should not -- should have been. here is a time lapse of the fog. it does lift but then we have a deck of clouds over the bay. much of the region still dealing with the clouds. 66 degrees in fairfax. this is a live shot. mid-level that the clouds
looming overhead 56 at dulles airport. 51 in the district. 57 currently in gaithersburg. you can see we have cloud coverage trimming overhead in the advance of a cold front that will move through tomorrow. the cold front will slide through and bring this along with it. this will modify as it moves on through, but we do have scattered showers in the forecast through the day tomorrow. it will not be the type of day where it rains all day but it will move through slowly. much cooler air is behind the front. for example mild and near 60. down in texas they are reporting light snow. even just outside of dallas they have light snow falling. 60 this afternoon. by tomorrow morning, scattered showers, especially northwest of
town working their way to the metro area. another mild day despite having scattered showers. near 60 by tomorrow afternoon. still rain chances into wednesday lingering into thursday. there is the chance of wet snow. otherwise clearing out in cooler for friday into the weekend. my leaves are still there. i hate it when it snows on top of the leaves. >> julie on trananna rancic made a major announcement today. she and now she plans to have a double mastectomy. she is 37. doctors discovered the cancer while seeking in vitro fertilization. a new poll published shows
most adults and it to driving while distracted. 86% of people have been or drunk behind the wheel. 41% have problems with it -- have managed the dps while driving. 14% of us say we even put on makeup. the free ride is over on injured county -- inter-county connector. you pay 25 cents per mile during peak hours. 20 cents per mile during off- peak. the road runs from gaithersburg to i-95 near burns bitonsville. starting today the d.c. public library is for giving find on overdue books and other material. they can clear the record under the check it in campaign through
february 5. library officials hope the amnesty will encourage people to come back to the library. coming up at noon, star is shining bright. the highlights from last night's kennedy center honors. feeling the pinch. the bad economy even hitting their royal family. the queen of facing a pay freeze. later, -- >> risky procedures and state doctors. see what happens when people go to extremes to change their looks. plus, an update on one of our most memorable guest. >> [ screaming ] [ zapping ] there goes dwayne's car. oh, man. there goes dwayne's house. whoa! whoa! and there goes dwayne. man,
some of america's most famous performing artists came out to celebrate last night in washington. ♪ we remember that song. caroline kennedy hosted the carolyn center -- kennedy center honors. this year the kennedy center recognize income are barbara cook, and actress meryl streep. just by being a symbol of the building represented the care of the nation for their arts. and >> by the way she has recently signed on to play hillary clinton in a new movie. in times are tough. apparently even their royal
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[captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] [cheers and applause] meredith: hello, everybody. welcome to "millionaire." kicking things off today is a native new yorker who has kept her appearance on the show a secret from everyone except her one-year-old son nicholas. from brooklyn, new york, please welcome thande shange. hi. >> hi, meredith. so good to see you. meredith: nice to see you, too.