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ready for the snow and ice. the city says it's fully prepared to deal with whatever winter pulls its way. the city has more than 15,000 tons of salt stockpiled and said it's time for you to start getting ready. >> think of some of the issues you had when you were stuck at home. if uponly have an automatic can open are, maybe it's time to buy a manual one. if your cell phone dies, maybe write the numbers down on a set of paper. >> head to abc2news.com and check it out op our featured content section. we have an update on this morning's deadly accident on 95. a driver in a chevy cavalier was going south when he pulled over to the shoulder, putting
the car in reverse, backing up into the travel lane. another car was pushed where it coleaded with the tractor- trailer. the driver of the cavalier died. no ones was hurt. police are trying to determine if the driver died from a medical emergency or if he was killed in the crash. an recount recount county -- anne arundel county man pulled a drove over impersonating a police officesu he didn't see a badge or union form, so he pulled away and called police. relief workers are headed to the film peens to help with the recover vi. six days after the typhoon hit hundreds of thousands of people
still need food and water. she's a paramedic and will be working with the japanese medical assessment team. we are going to look for the different areas. where is the most needed what kind of medical needs. >> the sument is sending aircraft to help with the relief efforts and the uss george washington is expected to arrive with more supplies sometime tomorrow. >> the storm water fees you pay in baltimore county aren't just going down the drain. they will help fund projects. a project was unveiled today. it include as by yes retention facility. workers also planted more trees along the river's banks to prevent runoffs. people who live along the river
said it has already made the area greener. >> i mean, this is absolutely beautiful. it used to be a parking lot. now we've got trees. it's something that will really help the river. >> the back river project includes nine sites on both sides of the river. >> that's great and it's need. now some big plans for our baltimore city. organizers and city leaders are calling it inner harbor 2.0 and it's all about taking it up to the next level. we're talking about a pedestrian bridge, green space, parks, playground, a grand entrance. i mean, those are just some of the improvements on the list. there are a lot of detailed plans but nothing specific and no timeline. now the mayor explains how the city decides what projects to get behind. >> by doing outcome budgeting that is zero based, we start
with the -- we don't start with a presumption. it helps drive results. >> now the plan right now is to have you comment, all right and then present inner harbor 2.0 to the city's planning commission early next year. all right. coach harbaugh said ed reed will always be a raven but there's in plans to bring him back. the houston texans cut him. now he's a free agent. he can sign with any team but don't expect the ravens to bring him back. >> well, ed, you know; a raven. he will always be a raven. i'm sure he will be in the hall of fame some day. we kept in touch with ed off and on. he's a good friend of everybody here. there's no plans to change our secondary personnel at this time. we're happy with what we have. >> so reed struggled during his
time with the texans, starting the season, he had the surgery and left his starting spot. a team looking for a veteran on the defense might be able to pick him up. >> all right. it is the longest shopping day of the year. >> you can't hit every store on black friday. find out where you will be to find the best black friday deal. >> looks like the president will break another affordable care act promise. the latest on healthcare.gov. >> 43 degrees, a solid 15 degrees below average. 43 your forecast here today. we nailed that for you. congratulations. you are our two-degree weather winner. i think you may like the numbers. they're straight ahead right here on abc2 news at 6.
there's a possibility that healthcare.gov will not be fully functional by december 1st. todd parks told lawmakers he and his team are working hard it fix the problem. they have even slept on the floor of their offices. lawmakers want to know why healthcare.gov wasn't ready when it launched. >> i just want to know on day one was the capacity sufficient. >> i can't speak to the numbers you're talking about but clearly on day one -- clearly on drape one the system was overwhelmed by volume. >> the white house released then rolement numbers hours ago. less than 27,000 people enrolled through healthcare.gov. states running their own did better than the feds. you know the woman who became the face of the failing
healthcare.gov website actually lives here in maryland. abc2 tracked the woman down whose face appears on the site only to have it later removed. she was not anticipating all the publicity from the picture. take a listen. >> didn't know it would have a negative impact. >> adriana is from colombia, not even a u.s. she thought it would be used as a stock picture. one of the candidates running to be the next governor of maryland revealed her running mate. delegate heather mizeur announced reverend delman coates. does it seem like your smartphone works slower when
you're on a trip. if verizon is your carrier it is not your imagination. verizon's network cannot keep up with demand. they said many users are pushed off the 4g networks to older slower 3g networks. the company said it is taking steps to fell the problem. you want to rack up a million dollars in your retirement account? it could be about smart planning. fidelity studied investors. experts say the people who made their million have a few things in common. they all started saving at a young age and put away a large chunk of money, about 14% of that aren pay every year and
they also took their companies up on the match. smart move. did you do that, jamie? >> yeah. still working. john matarese shows you some of the best deals so you don't waste your money. >> reporter: we're learning details about more and more black friday sales. last week the wraps came off at toys 'r us and best buy. now it's target, j.c. penney and kohl's. they're not jumping the dunn like toys 'r us and best buy. at least these three stores you can eat and then shop. among the hottest 8 p.m. deals target is overing -- offering big discounts. penney's will be giving a way
free snowblowers. kohl's will give you $15 for every $50 you spend. the battle lines are being drawn for thanksgiving night this year so you don't waste your money. i'm john matarese, abc2. a clear sweep. no surprise given the crystal clear skies we had to finish out the day. the wind and froze alerts, the small craft advisories along the atlantic coast. seas are up a little bit. the deep freeze in the southern states. it gives you an idea how deep and how far south this cold
blast has gone. the winds whipped up 15 to 20. winds diminishing in the capital. it was a cold and crisp day out on the baltimore country club course. you had about frederick, all clear skies and cold night on the way. west minister, reisterstown, northern baltimore county. we'll be in the mid-20s around bwi and central anne arundel county. if you have a great photo, great winter sky shots, this one from jim schuyler, definitely looking for those photos. send them our way. you can send them to pix. through the day tomorrow 40s into the 50s after a cold start in the 20s. very cold. hey, at least the winds are letting up if you're heading out on this evening.
the wind chill is not so brutal. however, the numbers will be brutal by daybreak. the lows this morning in the low 20s in places like northern baltimore county, carroll and harford. those numbers will be back tonight. as cold, if not colder. extremely dry air. the dew points under 20. that's the dry air you notice and across the house if you don't have the humid fires going, you may notice that. across the mid-atlantic states crystal clear dry conditions. more dry weather ahead. we have calm weather, settling in out of the west. it's going to begin a milder pattern. tomorrow as the sun going to work we lock for the numbers to bounce back by the end of the day, again, a very cold start. by late in the day all you need is the sunglasses.
overnight down in the mid-20s, deep freeze on tap. en tomorrow 54 your two- degree guarantee. tomorrow night, while still below freezing, not nearly has brew ta. the next several days bouncing back by friday. 60s for the weekend, really nice setup through the end for november. a book we started off in a deep freeze. however, another cold blast as we push later into the later part of next week. woman' have more as we go into the weekend. that is is with your -- is it with your weather. we'll be back with more abc2 news.
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here's a look at what we're working on. you probably already got your flu shot. what about protection against the bird flu. >> there's a deadly stlain has killed 44 people in china. >> we will tack you to the patapsco market. they're back in business. so we're going behind the scenes. >> a quick check of the outlook. overnight and into the day tomorrow the freeze is on. low 20s north and west of the city. we bounce back to the 50s tomorrow, bounce back to 60
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welcome to "world news." tonight falling short, the white house finally releases the numbers on obama care. worse than thought. and the woman who became the face of obama care is saying tonight she's been living a nightmare. lie detectors, a major blow to the people who run airport security tonight accused of wasting 1 billion dollars trying to detect suspicious behavior. real money, the hunts on for leaks in your family budget. we saved this family $700 on a heating bill in just one hour and show you how you can do it, too.
good evening to you on this wednesday night as we lead with a moment of truth for president obama and that troubled health care website. we knew about the glitches and the apology from the president but today we learned a stark number, how few americans actually signed up on that federal site. fewer than you can fit in yankee stadium. this as we finally meet the woman whose face was on the home page. she is saying don't blame her. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl starts us off. >> reporter: during the first month just 26,000 people were able to select health insurance through the federal website or over the phone, a stunningly low number. 14 states and d.c. operate their own health insurance market places and did better, nearly 80,000. obama care is way behind the administration's goal of 500,000 for the first month and the 7
million they hope to enroll by march. those numbers and who they sign up are critical to making obama care work. even before the numbers came out today, the white house put the blame on the troubled website. >> i can only tell you that we fully expect that the numbers will be lower than anticipated because of the significant challenges caused by the website. >> reporter: but that line is not quieting anger in congress where the most eye popping revelation came from the top accountant, the first official estimate of how much the website has cost so far. >> by the end of september it was north of $600 million spent. >> reporter: $600 million. to put that in context, that's more than four times what apple spent to develop the iphone. >> if we've spent $600 million already and it's not working does anybody have any idea how much all this is going to cost us in the end? >> reporter: the answer, nobody knows. one of the mysteries of
healthcare.gov is solved. her name is an dree anna. she's a mom and a native of colombia who lives in the u.s. what started as a simple photo shoot turned her life upside down. >> i don't think they should have any reason to hate me. >> reporter: tomorrow the president is expected to get an earful from some of his strongest supporters. all of the democratic senators are coming down here to the white house where topic number one will not be the thousands who have managed to sign up for obama care but the millions who have been receiving cancellation notices from their insurance companies. diane? >> jonathan karl, thank you so much tonight. we move next to a brewing storm about a nearly billion dollar gamble by the government that apparently didn't work. we're talking about airport security, the tsa. taxpayers paid a lot of money to help security officials learn
how to spot potential terrorists but the report finds the results were no better than guessing. here's pierre thomas. >> reporter: they're at the major airports, 3,000 of them. special tsa officers trained to detect criminals and terrorists by studying the behavior of passengers. are they acting suspicious, sweating, nervously looking around. hodo they respond to questions. the cost $200 million a year, nearly a billion spent so far and now word that it's money possibly flushed away, that the security project may be worthless. >> for a program to have operated since 2007 without any real success and for someone to try to continue it is an absolute waste of taxpayer's money. >> reporter: congressional investigators offered this stinging assessment, 400 studies from the past 60 years found that the human ability to accurately identify deceptive
behavior is the same as or slightly better than chance. even tsa officers acknowledge their analyses is subjective and vary from location to location. tonight tsa officials are calling the report misleading. they say behavior detection is one of the many layers of security and as a common sense approach used by law enforcement across the world. among them israel. the approach can work according to a former security official. >> the concept is correct. it would be a great pity if we let it go. >> reporter: he says the iz lees do more detailed background checks of passengers and tougher interviews. critics say the money should be spent on proven methods. >> we need more training, additional personal at some check points. that's proven to work. >> reporter: tonight travelers may be asking how the government could spend so much money and not know for certain that the program works.
diane? >> pierre thomas reporting in. thank you, pierre. next we head overseas to the philippines where tonight families are struggling to survive, desperate for food, water, shelter. help from around the world is trickling but the slow pace is testing the human spirit. terry moran is there. >> reporter: the people are are nearing the breaking point. >> people of the world, please, come here. we need you. >> reporter: i'm talking down one of the main roads in tacloban. it used to be fine houses and shops. it's now lined for miles with the debris of this once bustling city and with its still uncollected debt. troops are pouring into tacloban. general paul kennedy leading the u.s. effort told us security is a growing concern now. >> you're going to have probably flair-ups of violence.
the longer that we drag out our ability to support them, support these communities, the more they're going to get frustrated. >> reporter: but the real killer here now is disease. the children, the most vulnerable. at the shattered tacloban hospital, a mother cradled her dead infant. i just told my baby i am sorry, she says. we don't have money and we don't have anyone to help us. in a neighborhood nearby, mary rose has five children and they are all sick, feverish, hungry, lethargic. >> they have fever. >> they have fever. hello, little one. you don't know why they're sick. >> yes, i don't know. >> maybe the water? >> possible. >> reporter: everyone here needs clean water. there are dozens of low tech solutions being developed to clean water like disinfectant that can be dropped in a bucket or purifiers that use the sun. right now still the fastest most
effective way is what they're doing here, bringing clean water in on huge pallets. there is no time to lose and so much at stake. but the good news to report today here at the airport is the pace is picking up. it's a 24-hour operation. planes coming in and out and the aid is really starting to flow. food, clothing, water for a people in crises. diane? >> that is good news, finally starting to flow, thank you, terry more on. next tonight three headlines back here at home, a developing story about a shooting near a high school in america. three students shot outside their school in pittsburgh moments after classes were dismissed for the day. two were hit in the leg, the third grazed in the neck and he made his way back inside. the school was put on lockdown, s.w.a.t. teamed swarmed the neighborhood and six adults were taken into custody. an amazing story out of san francisco where a group of
passengers managed to stop a run away train. a train carried 30 passengers roll out without an operator at the controls. experts say he stepped out to fix a door and may have forgotten to set the brakes. one passenger knew which button to hit the emergency break and saved the day. same sex marriage is expanding tonight. hawaii became the 15th state to grant same sex couples the right to marry. weddings could begin december 2. that could mean a big boost in touri tourism. by one estimate, an extra $69 million a year in income. we head north to canada where the mayor of toronto is back in the spotlight because of his use of crack cocaine.
law maimers want him to go but he's refusing, a kind of battle cry. here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: the crack smoking loud talking mayor could turn cspan into much watched television. >> i would like you to rule and apologize. >> i don't want to apologize! >> reporter: after admitting last week that he has smoke crack, mayor rob ford today admitted for the first time to buying drugs, too. adding to the scandal, this video posted by the toronto star showing an incoherently and angrily rambling. despite it all, the mayor says he's not going anywhere. >> i'm most definitely keeping this job. >> do you think you have an addiction problem with substance abuse and drugs? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: toronto city council has its hands tide.
powerless to kick the mayor out of office, they're trying to encourage him to step away but ford remains defiant and popular, preferring to spend his time autographing bobble head dolls of himself and vowing that no amount of bad behavior will keep him from the mayor's office. neal karlinsky, abc news, satellite. next a very different story, a story of vicinity occasion tonight and a family's inwavering faith. a 29-year-old former eagle scout named ryan ferguson spent ten years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. tonight he's finally home free with his fame. "nightline" anchor dan abrams tells us how. >> reporter: today for the first time in a decade ryan ferguson woke up a free man. the 29-year-old released from prison, his murder conviction overturned. his parents picked him up. their faith in their son, a former eagle scout, never
wavered. >> whenever i finally saw them, whenever they took the shackles off me and i was able to hug my mother, that second i knew and it was incredible. >> reporter: his nightmare began in 2004 when a childhood friend, charles erickson told police he and ferguson had killed a respected newspaper editor for beer money over two years earlier. ferguson was grilled for hours. >> i wasn't there. i didn't do anything. >> reporter: erickson kept changing his story, but in court he was clear as day. >> he had his foot on his back, on the victim's back and he was pulling him up on the belt. >> reporter: there were food prints, fingerprints and hair, but none of it matched ferguson. still, he was convicted. >> guilty of murder in the second degree. >> reporter: sentenced to 40 years. his parents kept fighting, insisting their son was innocent as he spent his 20s in a small cell. >> i miss all the little things, being able to open my door,
being able to choose what i wanted to eat and when i wanted to eat and how i dress. >> reporter: then in 2012 under oath erickson, the accuser recanted the whole story. >> i lied to everybody. >> reporter: i spoke to ryan ferguson while he was still in prison. >> you've got to be furious. >> absolutely. i have suffered a lot and worse i feel like my family has suffered for more than i have. >> reporter: yesterday he was finally released. his first meal, a steak with his family. >> steak and family, the second you get out, you can't beat that. >> reporter: dan abrams, abc news, new york. and right here on "world news" tonight real money is back. is there a way to see your money pouring out of your home? >> money flying out the window. >> a trick to saving big money on your winter heating bill in just one hour. and food so spicy you need a gas mask to cook it, a pepper 200 times as spicy as a hajala o
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imaging camera for ya. >> reporter: energy expert is using that ghostbusters looking device, to see money flying right out the doors, and windows. >> we're looking at their front door. >> reporter: see those dark spots? that's cold air sneaking in through their front door. you had no idea? tip number one, weather strip your doors. >> this is a simple fix. will take us just a couple minutes and he'll be warmer all winter. >> reporter: in the living room, we discover more cold air coming in through the windows. but another hidden heat culprit, check out the floors too. >> i can feel a draft. >> reporter: tip number two, seal your base boards and caulk the windows. like that? >> perfect. perfect. so far we slashed $240 off their heating bill but we're not done. down stairs, ben shows us more of the anderson's money is spilling out of these pipes. >> we're going to make sure that we're not losing heat before it gets into the house.
>> reporter: tip number three, wrap the water heat and ducts and insulate the pipes. >> perfect. >> reporter: finally -- >> you're spending nearly a dollar an hour every time your furnace is running. >> reporter: tip number four, there is big money to be had just by replacing that old thermostat with a smart one like nest. it only runs when it needs to and will give them $337 back in one year. they plugged an extra $733 in heating budget this winter. you can rent a thermal imaging camera at most hardware stores for as little as $45 per day. we found this at home depot. all these tips can be found on our website and facebook. i'll leave this for you, diane. >> just what i've always wanted. tomorrow night something everyone has at home. >> yes. >> stay tuned tomorrow night.
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your life and you're fed up with their prying and meddling, they do something to make you fall in love all over again. >> how many times have you had your prouzer open and some ad plasting at you full volume and you have no idea from where it's coming. problem solved. today, google unvailed a new version of its probrowser. an icon appears on the tab itself so you know which one to close. the mystery of the noisy tab? case closed. at number five, a story that mr. not mctickle your mcribs. this photo is roeportedly of ra mcrib meat, you know, the one with tender, boneless pork?
oh, i just mcthrew up in my mcmouthment we're not sure this is real. if you don't want to point the finger at the golden arches, now you are caught up and clued in on the top of the list. >> and now, lady gaga is going, going everywhere, including live from new york pop culture on the hot list. she's now ing on snl. they poked fun at her meat dress? yeahs, look at my meat watch. >> oh, gaga, you look just like i remembered you. >> and then there's this weird moment. >> maybe we can turn it.