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to dry up some of the rainfall we have had. look at these numbers. over three to nearly three inches. temperatures in the mid-30's so we have a few hours here. still a bit wet out here. the ground will start to dry. with that excessive rainfall and the forecast of temperatures tonight, headed from the mid to upper 30's where they are now, in the low to mid-20's overnight. a lot of spots will freeze over solidly. puddles of water and low-lying and if itd have water does not evaporate, icy spots are possible. that is the latest. >> that storm on the east coast has prodded the cancellations of 250 flights nationwide. traveling by road is not much better. horace holmes continues our storm watch coverage from reagan national airport. how are the travelers coping?
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>> they are taking it in stride. there are delays up and down the board but many of the travelers we talked with today said they thought it would be much worse. storm that isr strangling the east coast has caused the dominoes to fall at airports. areht boards like this one red with delays and cancellations. >> we are delayed about an hour so far. >> sue powers and her husband jim were flying to see their grandson. they drove her up from fredericksburg to catch their flight. >> just an hour which is better than we thought it would be. >> nationwide there have been 2700 flight delays so far. the situation in the northeast but better than many expected in light of the bad weather. >> i hopped onto route one and
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got back on. it was clear all the way. >> the best travel alternative is by rail. >> better than flying and better than driving. >> the day before thing skimming is the busiest travel day of the year for amtrak. clouds -- crowds were heavy but wesley moving on time and smoothly. out for a fung holiday weekend. >> ever fly on the holidays. -- never fly on the holidays. >> amtrak says it will put some extra cars on their trains up and down the northeast quarter. they expect 140,000 people to ride the rails today is -- today. your carrierth before you leave if you are flying. your site is with you as
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you and your loved ones brave the weather this holiday season. stay connected with our weather resources online. liking us on facebook or by downloading our storm watch weather app. >> if you're planning to rent a car here in the area over the thing skimming holiday, get ready to spend a lot more money than usual. aaa says car rental rates are up i-40%. local reports -- at locations.d if you're looking for discount, go to the independent dealers instead of the big national chains. >> we learn to the obama administration has delayed another key portion of the affordable care act. the way small businesses provide coverage to their employees. political reporter is here to explain. upthey can still sign
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through a broker or insurer. the online option is being put off for year. they cannot as easily compare plans or shop around. it is another setback. president obama was the stowing his blessing upon it rubble of thanks giving turkeys today. >> i will give them right -- give them a break. >> he is looking for a break these days. three more before the self- imposed deadline for working website. there is some good news. the interest in signing up is notable when looking at well -- how well the state run programs are doing. on the federal side another major delay today. theing off for another year launch of an online exchange for small businesses to cover employees. another broken promise, it tweeted speaker boehner. leaving americans what is next, adding he bit off more than he
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could chew. bury bad newso around the holiday hoping no one will notice. then there is the spanish version website where still no one cannon road. to call a phone number for assistance. an online application will be available soon. -- latinos are the highest uninsured of any ethnicity. a letter was sent to the president requesting that he quickly appoint a long-term person to oversee health care -- the website. they're arguing that the president needs sustained leadership and day-to-day management with someone -- from someone with unrelenting focus who will report to you. thank you.
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washington, d.c. is joining a number of states and rejecting president obama's effort to allow america's -- americans to keep their health insurance. saysepartment of insurance 21,000 d.c. residents will have to buy new policies. >> police are searching for man behind a violent robbery and sexual assault. tried to put what sounds like a weapon and your back while she was at an atm. he demanded her money and forced alley and raped her. this is the second assault in the neighborhood in months. accused of marking up its prices on sales items. one customer used that to his advantage. >> vandals at the johnson space center in texas. >> a story of sur
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>> rescuers picked up a survivor from a ship that capsized in the bahamas. the man was spotted on a small ship and the spot where the ship capsized yesterday emma sending 150 haitian migrants into the ocean. 30 people died. more are missing. the search continues for additional survivors.
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>> american officials have respectfully asked iran to rick turn three hostages -- return three hostages. levinson disappeared while on a business trip in iran in 2007. he is believed to be the longest held hostage in history. his wife has talked about how hard his disappearance has been on his family. >> we have a new grandson born a month ago. another grandson will be born in february. we have a granddaughter who is going to be five years old in december. nothing about any of these children. it is extremely difficult for our family. >> i ran's government repeatedly said they are not holding levinson and does not know where he is. falling victim to vandalism. someone spray painted vulgar and replicaessages on the
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independence outside the space center in houston. person who has done this, you really need to check yourself because you're making it bad for all other decent people here in this town. >> the replica was built 20 years ago to allow people to see what it looks like inside. crews worked all day to remove the graffiti. >> the creation of the world's biggest airline is one step closer to reality. a federal bankruptcy judge up proof the settlement and the u.s. government's antitrust lawsuit against american airlines and us airways. the settlement did not upset 's bankruptcy renegotiations clearing the way for american and u.s. airways to merge early next month. next, a complaint sends us shopping. what we found may not be a
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bargain. we will explain. >> the radar is beginning to clear tonight. there is new concern as the temperature goes down. doug hill hill has the details. his share oftaking hits this season but he has a message for anybody taking a shot at his father. do not look now but the wizards have a big turnaround on the way. have a big turnaround on the way. and taking aim at the bucs
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i started part-time, now i'm a manager.n. my employer matches my charitable giving. really. i get bonuses even working part-time. where i work, over 400 people are promoted every day. healthcare starting under $40 a month. i got education benefits. i work at walmart. i'm a pharmacist. sales associate. i manage produce. i work in logistics. there's more to walmart than you think. vo: opportunity. that's the real walmart. >> a major american retailer is
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facing accusations their sales or misleading customers. >> customers say jcpenney is marking up prices to make the sales look eager. we explained in this consumer alert. she and her husband bought this maryland polar shirt and columbia. it was on sale. >> the sign said original price -- 25% off the original price. the price was $25 but they had marked it to $30. >> you mark -- left the store mad. >> we found that sign.
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all but one priced at $30. with the lower $25 tag cut off. >> at one point a woman said i guess they forgot to mark one up the for the sale. stores inped jcpenney maryland and virginia. at every store we found items that appeared to be arced up and then put on sale. the sign said polos on sale for 1499. originally only six dollars. under that price, lower one, $18. these shirts are half of $30. peel back the tag for a lower price. how about this one, is it 50 or 30? >> he wants to -- makes you want to be where shopping there. similaryear we found pricing practices at kohl's s tores in the region. a california man is suing them a large -- alleging false advertising. catch them,
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they're honoring it but how many people are catching them? isthey said the retailer switching to a different pricing model. kohl's did not respond to repeated requests for comment. we have more online. >> hundreds of thousands of arginians will pay slightly lower rate to keep their warms -- their homes warm. the sales will equal $.11 a month. and columbia they said they'll -- they will save an average of $10 a month. we had so much rain, two to three inches, some of it will
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evaporate. all these puddles in standing water may not. ice and maybe a lot of it in spots. here is a time lapse from big meadows. fog and some snow at higher elevations. it has been like that in the higher elevations all day. no heavy amounts locally whatsoever. but heavy amounts of rain for sure. 35 at fairfax. laurel at 36 and rockville emma rainville -- rain totals averaging close to two inches. that is the problem tonight. the winds will evaporate and dry up so much on the roadways. temperatures by and love -- large above freezing. that is the only concern. the winds are concerned because it will make it feel colder. we have had wind gusts up to 35
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miles an hour. windy and cold. the temperatures are dropping into the 20's overnight. it it's the situation of where we could have numerous icy spots. 53 and 38 are the averages. it will be luster he and those icy spots will be likely. 21 to 26 by morning. here is the cold air mass. 50 in boston. windy and cold as the storm races along the coast. clearing skies will lead to that much colder temperature moving into the area. 32 at midday. 36 in the afternoon. a few clouds. winds will diminish
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during the afternoon and evening hours. day?about the seven- tomorrow breezy and sunny. --day, 40 and 42 on sunday saturday. through wednesday. it leads a long stretch of quiet weatherhead. ahead.ther >> and now, the toyota sports desk. brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> is the locker room off-limits to mom and dad? >> i think i hit a nerve here. have you seen that commercial fickinxing chunky soup in the locker room? i have never seen a tarrant in the locker room. rg iii was defending the visit saying his dad was there to check on his well-being. there is no question about the beating he took monday night.
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he was hit so hard summate times, it sums that he should not be playing. was shocked he was there. he meant no harm. anyone is going after my dad needs to back up. that is my father. i will protect my family. he served 21 years in the military. is not overstepping any bounds. i hope people can respect that and back off. had not seen it before. the wizards have won four of t heir last five ball games. score 40 points. this is the play of the night. get up and put it down. with the playall of the night. let's go to atlanta. the real magic was performed here.
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here. gate showcase bucket of the night. and playing house -- host to the senators. if the caps are ending their losing streak, they have to get scores from other guys. everybody knows he can score but teams are taking them away. especially on the power play. how do you adjust? score.eed them to i need the point shots. we need everybody to score so they cannot take them away. up one do, it will open more avenue. >> let's go down to cornell. game at hand, time running out. and
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>> the storm is moving out. the precipitation has inland -- ended. is getting some snow. temperatures mostly above freezing. cumberland and winchester at 32 and heading down. the lows 21 to 26. the great concern is the standing water that will free solidly, making for numerous icy patches. we will join you tonight at 11:00 p.m. world news is next. >> have a great holiday. captioned by the national captioning institute
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welcome to "world news." tonight home ward bound. millions of americans navigate through nasty weather to get home for thanksgiving, airports jammed with passengers, roads slick with snow and ice and news tonight about macy's giant parade ambulance. white house warning, another beg setback for the obama care website tonight and the worry about what could happen this weekend. recipe for disaster, thanksgiving dinner and the biggest cause of house fires over the holiday. america strong, the superstar chef who traded his luxury restaurant for a soup kitchen. good evening.


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